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Name:Heron Pike (Rydal)
Hill number:2573
Height:612m / 2008ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Subsimm,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,W,B,Sy,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 35599 08310
Summit feature:rock outcrop
Drop:21m
Col:591m  NY356084  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn has been destroyed
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1382 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Fairfield Horseshoe in the sunshine - very still and warm day but fantastic walk.Cap_Thunderbolt03/08/2019
From Rydal Fell. Dropped down to the col and up to the summit. Descended, pathless, down to Alcock Tarn, and then path down to the bridge over the falls and back to Michael's Nook. Solo.Man of Kernow102/08/2019
From Great Riggdombenson04/07/2019
Fairfield horseshoe on dry sunny day, from Rydal, with Dave Mbarnz4809/06/2019
Fairfield horseshoeMrChris198003/06/2019
Rydal Fell loop. Cold but Sunny.MarkGD12/05/2019
With J and AndrewGCW23/04/2019
Started climb from Rydal..billames23/04/2019
Fairfield Horseshoe - Easter Sunday in the sunrachelcawley21/04/2019
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Kev Mountcastle, Briony Farr (Parking/start point) Ambleside CC - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Heart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Ambleside CC.redbob20/04/2019
Fairfield horseshoeWMW3119/04/2019
Climbed as part of Fairfield Horseshoe.Steve8101/04/2019
Fairfield Horseshoe Hikejmistry8621/02/2019
Headed up the path towards Allcock tarn from Grasmere then headed up butter crag to summit on the Fairfield ridge at Heron Pike. easy to pick a route and enjoyable in the snow. Group walk.Zoe Little19/01/2019
Part of The Fairfield. Horseshoe with Jules and Jill on a stunning dayGrey Hare01/01/2019
Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Stone Arthur With Amanda, Maxine, Di and GusAbiD30/10/2018
2 of 14 on 16 mile round. Wainwright no. 44The-Z-Man25/10/2018
FRA relay leg 4 recce (then on the race the next day)Tintenty19/10/2018
Rydale Church, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Raven Crag, Snarker Pike, Amblesidegaryhoney15/10/2018
Ascent from Rydal Church to Nab Scar and on to Heron Pike. Round to Stone Arthur. Ascent of Great Rigg and on to Fairfield (low cloud). Round to Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. Off-piste return via Humphrey’s Crags and Birk Hagg to Rydal Hall.raymooremanx01/09/2018
104belly11/08/2018
Full day’s walk with Janet.GordyH19/07/2018
Fairfield HorseshoeJephcote8307/07/2018
Solo walk from Ambleside - Nab Scar - HERON PIKE - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Wainwright 136Nutty05/07/2018
Fairfield HorseshoeRik.Fizz01/06/2018
as part of Fairfield Horseshoe with Nicola.andrew larkins228/05/2018
simmo002013/05/2018
MQ/da/cm/mt/scquartley12/05/2018
On route from Rydal Hall to Grasmere via Nab Scar, Heron Pike and Stone ArthurHumpty Tumpty07/05/2018
Done as part of Fairfield Horseshoe with Chris from Ambleside.karentracey05/05/2018
Windermere Holiday 2018cwrci09/04/2018
Rydal horseshoe taking in 8 Wainwrights: Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike. Wet and cold with poor visibility, and a lot of snow patches.davepeel27/03/2018
Nab scar and Heron pike from Rydal. A swift solo to take in the sun set and take a few photos.Roy_H20/02/2018
christopherpenningto11/02/2018
From Nab scar made the short ridge to Heron Pike. simple enough but very cold and Becs foot went through ice. conditions very cold and windyScotty 2 Hotty09/02/2018
With SR from White Swan via Alcock TarnFrank29/01/2018
Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Rydal Fell & Heron Pike. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/01/2018
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scarkeithouk07/01/2018
From Ambleside on Fairfield horseshoe round with A&M on clear day with snow cover.PeterD28/12/2017
Absolutely brilliant walk with snow and crystal blue skies, climbed man scar then continued along the ridge past lord craf to ascend heron pike then back on ourselves to go down past Alcock tarn back into rydalJessicaelainesm28/12/2017
Fairfield horseshoesimonshrewsbury25/11/2017
Fairfield horseshoe, clockwise, parking at Rydal and around to Red Scree. Sunshine and showers, and lots of rainbows!huwthomas04/11/2017
Parked near White Moss, coffin route, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Alcock Tarn. Good views and conditions for walking.Fell_wanderer01/11/2017
With: hb; Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside via Low Sweden Bridge and descending Nab Scar to Rydal Hall teashop & walk back to Ambleside. Very clear day with good views.Ian Baines29/10/2017
Parked under Loughrigg - Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike back to the car then moved & parked at Troutbeck, Troutbeck Tongue, Baystones & Wansfell Pike.Stu Percival10/10/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe anti-clockwise with Mary Paul and Nicola. Overcast but dry.rwinrow26/08/2017
Bagged walking Fairfield horseshoealanm917/08/2017
Set off with Sam from The Swan Hotel (where we were staying) - up on to Stone Arthur and Great Rigg then down Heron Pike and Nab Scar and into the Badger bar for a beer! Bit of a slog back to Grasmere after a beer but great walk.Mozzer13/08/2017
West side of Fairfield horseshoe with Andrew. Descending via Stone Arthur to Grasmere. 11.82km 3:38:30peter_tun07/08/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe, walking from Ambleside on a beautiful sunny day.Delta6808/07/2017