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Whernside
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Whernside

Photograph by David Hayter

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

Whernside is classified as a:

  • Mountain (77th in Eng, 133rd in Eng & Wales)
  • Nuttall (95th in Eng, 162nd in Eng & Wales)
  • Marilyn (25th in Eng, 508th in GB)

The summit of Whernside is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

 


Whernside is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL2
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 98
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    You can walk to the top of Whernside by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk ny109 Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct

    Route Summary: - Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Force Gill, Grain Ing, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Ivescar Farm, Ribblehead.

    Length: 12.5km (7¾ miles) | Ascent: 480m (ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk ny332 The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a 3 day walk - Day 2 from Ribblehead

    Route Summary: - Ribblehead, (Railway Station), Blea Moor, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Ribblehead.

    Length: 14km (8¾ miles) | Ascent: 540m (ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c314 Whernside from Dent

    Route Summary: - Dent, Flinter Gill, Green Lane, High Pike, Whernside, Wernside Tarns, Craven Way, Mill Bridge (Deepdale Beck), The Dales Way, Deepdale Beck, River Dee, Dent.

    Length: 19.5km (12¼ miles) | Ascent: 703m (ft) | Allow at least: 6.70hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk ny322 The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a 2 day walk - Day 2 from Horton in Ribblesdale

    Route Summary: - Horton in Ribblesdale, Railway Station, Train Journey, Ribblehead Railway Station, Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Chapel-le-Dale, Braithwaite Wife Hole, Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton in Ribblesdale.

    Length: 22.5km (14 miles) | Ascent: 977m (ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk ny101 The Yorkshire Three Peaks from Horton in Ribblesdale (New 2013 Route)

    Route Summary: - Horton in Ribblesdale, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Whitber Hill, God's Bridge, Brow Gill Beck, Nether Lodge, River Ribble, Lodge Hall (or Ingman Lodge), Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Chapel-le-Dale, Braithwaite Wife Hole, Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton in Ribblesdale.

    Length: 38.5km (24 miles) | Ascent: 1614m (ft) | Allow at least: 14hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



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    Colin Egan walked up Whernside on November 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] Ascent from Ribblehead, via 3 Peak route, descent via 3 peak route on our way to Ingleborough [with] My wife Faith [weather] Cloudy and cold, some rain. In the cloud on top! - We decided that we would do the 3 Peaks over 2 days as we are not young enough and fast enough to do it at speed!

    Stephen Reader climbed Whernside on July 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] from Ribblehead Viaduct [with] On my own [weather] Glorious sunshine but very warm - Views to die for.

    Kevin Foster bagged Whernside on August 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Coum via the 'Occy' (Occupation)road. [with] Henry [weather] Sunny morning becoming increasingly cloudy then light rain later on. - What a great mountain Whernside is! The least popular of the Three Peaks but I have to say my personal favourite simply because of the view. The drop off from Great Coum was very steep to reach the 'Occy' road. The first time I walked this green lane it was dry and an absolute pleasure but now it's badly rutted and today was virtually underwater. My two trekking poles came in handy though...puddle jumping. The ascent from the Kingsdale road looks quite intimidating but it turns out to be not as bad as it looks and then suddenly you are there at the summit trig point and looking down at Ribblehead viaduct and the other two peaks. What a stunning view! As great a mountain as Ingleborough is you don't get the same view looking across at Whernside. The descent was very long and surprisingly boggy in parts considering that the underlying stone was permeable limestone. A word of warning here about the finish to the walk. The described route via Braida Garth is across some very rough cow pasture and the 'path' is in dreadful condition and unclear at times. If I did this route again I would take the diversion to Thornton Force waterfall and then follow the road along Kingsdale back to your parked car.

    John Gough hiked Whernside on August 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ribblehead viaduct [with] Grandsons Josh and Cam [weather] Fair

    Mark Davidson summited Whernside on September 14th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] Lovely sunny day - good job too

    Darin Torrance conquered Whernside on May 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Horton

    Chris Faulkner scaled Whernside on June 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] 3 Peaks [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Dry

    Robert Shaw walked up Whernside on May 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Traditional 3 peaks challenge route anti clockwise. [with] Steve Capron, Adam Shaw, Simon Bennett, Adam Warbrick. [weather] Cold but clear, occasional hail showers/ - 9 hours dead for the challenge.

    Craig Lewis climbed Whernside on August 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] from Penny-y-ghent [with] Malcolm [weather] Early drizzle then sunny from 10:30

    Ian Barker bagged Whernside on June 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] Ribblehead viaduct [with] Peter Godfrey - 3 Peaks Challenge

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