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Little Whernside
604m (1982ft)

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


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6th highest in England,
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Walk Little Whernside walking UK Mountains in The Southern Dales Area The Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire, EnglandEngland

Little Whernside Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd

You can find Little Whernside & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Yorkshire Dales National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL30 Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale


See Little Whernside and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Little Whernside by using this easy‑to‑follow route map:
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Walk ny117 Little Whernside and Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir, Nidderdale

Fine high level walk with good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,913ft (583m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Little Whernside Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Little Whernside

Christine Shepherd walked up Little Whernside on September 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked from Scar House Reservoir using walk ny117. [with] On my own. [weather] Showery at first but dry for the rest of the day. It was very, very windy. Hard to walk to the summits into the wind.

Margaret Richards climbed Little Whernside on March 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Little Whernside & Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir (ny117, 12 miles, 7hours) [with] Don [weather] dry, some lying snow - Hard going

Mark Davidson bagged Little Whernside on February 21st, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Quite sunny for February but very cold - My aquapac water drinking tube froze solid on the summit of Great Whernside.

Tony Rogerson hiked Little Whernside on August 3rd, 2009 [from/via/route] From Scar House Reservoir [with] Gerald [weather] Mostly clear with odd shower - VERY boggy under foot

David Congreave summited Little Whernside on April 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Reservoir & then up Great Whernside [with] Nephew and sister [weather] Rainy, windy & generally awful :-)

Patrick Rogozinski has walked, climbed & bagged Little Whernside.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Little Whernside

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (690)

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (692)

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (2)


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