Claife Heights

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Claife Heights
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Claife Heights Trig Point
Highest point
Elevation270 m (890 ft)
Prominence177
Parent peakTop o'Selside
ListingMarilyn
Coordinates54°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
Geography
Claife Heights is located in Lake District
Claife Heights
Claife Heights
Location in Lake District, UK
LocationCumbria, England
Parent rangeLake District South Eastern Fells
OS gridSD382973

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."

References[edit]

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