Claife Heights

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Claife Heights
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Claife Heights Trig Point
Highest point
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Prominence 177
Parent peak Top o'Selside
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 54°22′05″N 2°57′07″W / 54.368°N 2.952°W / 54.368; -2.952Coordinates: 54°22′05″N 2°57′07″W / 54.368°N 2.952°W / 54.368; -2.952
Claife Heights is located in Lake District
Claife Heights
Claife Heights
Location in Lake District, UK
Location Cumbria, England
Parent range Lake District South Eastern Fells
OS grid SD382973

Claife Heights is an upland area in the Lake District, near to Windermere in Cumbria, England. It has a topographic prominence of 177 metres (581 ft) so is classified as a Marilyn (a hill with prominence of at least 150m).

It is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.[1] He describes a clockwise circuit starting at Far Sawrey and passing Moss Eccles Tarn. He says "Claife Heights is delightful. It was more so before forestry curtailed walking and restricted the views." and describes it as "No definite summit. Highest parts about 900ft."


  1. ^ Wainwright, A. (1974). "Claife Heights". The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 80–83.