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Great Whernside
704m (2310ft)

The Southern Dales Area, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England


Record Great Whernside as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered




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English Mountain
102nd highest in England,
168th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
127th highest in England,
211th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
31st highest in England,
583rd in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Great Whernside walking UK Mountains in The Southern Dales Area The Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire    England

Great Whernside Summit

Photo: Neil Fretwell

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:

You can walk to the top of Great Whernside by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Whernside 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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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Whernside

Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir

Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir

Photo: Neil Fretwell (1)

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (693)

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (692)

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Photo: Martin Wardroper (1)

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (694)

One of the many streams that flow into Stone Beck on the lower slopes of Great Whernside

One of the many streams that flow into Stone Beck on the lower slopes of Great Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (6)

Me on Great Whernside summit

Me on Great Whernside summit

Photo: Neil Fretwell (5)


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