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Whernside
736m (2415ft)

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

Whernside is the highest point in The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the highest point in the county of North Yorkshire.

The summit of Whernside is marked by a Trig Point.


Record Whernside as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
78th highest in England,
133rd in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
96th highest in England,
163rd in England & Wales

English Marilyn Icon

English Marilyn
25th highest in England,
513th highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Whernside is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL2
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 98
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Keith Axell walked up on August 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Three Peaks route anti-clockwise from Horton [with] Jeff Young [weather] Wet, windy & mild. No visibility near top up.

Carl Tillotson climbed on August 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] route from Ribble Viaduct [with] June [weather] Broken cloud with occasional spittle of rain, windy.

Jeff Stott bagged on June 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ribblehead [with] Shell [weather] Good - Great walk. 1st mountain... Epic :D

David Hughes hiked on December 22nd, 2010 [with] DD DG Waz

Tony Halliday summited on August 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] camped at Horton in ribblesdale but drove & parked near the viaduct started & ended walk here [with] sally halliday jimmy boo and George our 3 dogs [weather] drizzle to start with poor visability at summit but beautiful weather on way down - not too busy views not great due to cloud however a great days walking 2nd of the 3 peaks over 3 days

Andrew Flynn conquered on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] ny101 Yorkshire Three Peaks [with] Nicola [weather] Nice day. Bit windy.

Dave Gay scaled on July 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] Circular route from Ribblehead, up via Blea Moor & to the North. Returning by heading south along the ridge & dropping down to Broadrake & Ivyscar. [with] Nathaniel & Jessica [weather] Dry

Angela Moroney walked up during 2013 [from/via/route] Three Peaks 8hrs :):):) [with] Captain Turner - Trainers make a huge difference. Cath 3 peaks 2019 9hrs

Gill Bates climbed on August 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] from Ribblehead [weather] cloudy & cold

Ken Davies bagged on September 22nd, 2019 [weather] Rainy - Bev's birthday: sept 2019, Bev ruined phone- got wet

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

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (7)

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (226)

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Photo: Phil Hart (2)

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Photo: Colin Fawcett (6)

At the top of Ingleborough - with Whernside (left) and Pen-y-ghent (right) in the distance. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Walk completed!

At the top of Ingleborough - with Whernside (left) and Pen-y-ghent (right) in the distance. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Walk completed!

Photo: Helen Morris (1)

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (692)

On Whernside Summit - taking a breather two thirds of the way round the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk

On Whernside Summit - taking a breather two thirds of the way round the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk

Photo: David Buckley (1)

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (690)

Practising my ice-axe and crampons technique in the snow on Whernside

Practising my ice-axe and crampons technique in the snow on Whernside

Photo: Mike Knipe (221)

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Photo: David Bentley (1)

Curricks on Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell) with Ingleborough (centre) and Whernside (right) beyond

Curricks on Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell) with Ingleborough (centre) and Whernside (right) beyond

Photo: Alf Graystone (10)

Snow on Whernside (left) and Pen-y-ghent from the path up Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

Snow on Whernside (left) and Pen-y-ghent from the path up Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (161)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (223)

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (66)

Me on the top of Whernside

Me on the top of Whernside

Photo: Jane Barber (1)

*Ingleborough and Whernside from The Pennine Way near Hull Pot

*Ingleborough and Whernside from The Pennine Way near Hull Pot

Photo: Wayne Hill (43)

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (2)

Little Whernside summit cairn

Little Whernside summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (691)

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Photo: Martin Wardroper (1)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

Photo: William Ringwood (3)


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