The Southern Dales Area, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England
Great Whernside is on Ordnance Survey Maps:
|OS Explorer Map OL30|
|1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)
|OS Landranger Map 98|
|1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)
Great Whernside is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:
Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Whernside
Angela Moroney has walked up [with] Cath 3 peaks 2019 - 2017 / 2019
Stephen Leathley has climbed [from/via/route] Part of Wharfedale 3 peaks [with] own [weather] iffy
Allen Andrews bagged on June 19th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Kettlewell [with] Work colleague [weather] Low cloud
Michael Naylor hiked on January 3rd, 2019 [weather] Overcast
Simon Boddy summited on February 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Kettlewell [with] My girlfriend [weather] Fair
Christine Shepherd conquered on August 14th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Kettlewell [with] Jenny [weather] Windy - A great day to choose as we saw all the scarecrows in Kettlewell. Climbed again from Scar House Reservoir on 27.9.2018. The descent from Great Whernside isn't easy. Stone Beck makes route finding easy but there are very few paths, uneven ground and reeds which came up to my thighs. Hard going and not to be attempted in poor weather.
Margaret Richards scaled on March 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] ny117 Little Whernside and Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir [with] Don [weather] clear day - got a bit lost
Andy Jakob walked up on July 15th, 2017 [from/via/route] Kettlewell to Middleham [with] AFWC me and Colin [weather] very misty and damp - e
Kevin Foster climbed on July 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Tor Dike on Great Hunters Sleets (Middleham-Kettlewell road summit) [with] Just me and my labrador Henry [weather] Light rain turning heavier for a while then clearing out by mid-afternoon then sunny. - After a proper soaking on Buckden Pike I almost gave up on climbing Great Whernside. Just past the road summit I found a sheltered spot behind the wall that runs along the top of Tor Dike and as the rain had now stopped I had all of my packed lunch figuring I wouldn't be stopping again until I finished. The weather improved enough for me to reconsider doing Great Whernside and I'm glad I did. After a few tantalising glimpses of the summit rocks on my ascent the clouds finally parted for good and the views really opened up on the top. After scrambling about (carefully) on the wet summit boulders and taking a few photos I headed back down to Kettlewell via the Hag Dyke route. The last 4 miles along the Dales Way back to Buckden were in glorious sunshine in complete contrast to my morning. The river Wharfe was in spate after all the rain and looked really impressive as it meandered through the meadows and now flooded pastures of upper Wharfedale.
Mark Davidson bagged on February 21st, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Quite sunny for February but very cold on the summit. - My aquapac water drinking tube froze solid.
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