Saturday, 1 July 2000

Heron Pike North Top

Looking towards Heron Pike's North Top
Height: 621m (2,037ft)
Prominence: 23m (75ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
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Great Rigg and Fairfield seen from the summit
Heron Pike North Top is a subsidiary top of Heron Pike. Other books refer to it as Rydal Fell. It lies 400 metres north of the main summit at the top of Erne Crag.

The deliberate choice by Alfred Wainwright of the lower top to be the summit in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells is one of the many oddities which differentiate Wainwrights from more logical hill lists such as Nuttalls or Hewitts.

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