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Whernside
736m (2416ft)

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 an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record Whernside as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
76th highest in England,
131st in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
95th highest in England,
162nd in England & Wales

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

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

You can find 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):

OL2 Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas


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

98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale


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

Sarah Moore walked up Whernside on July 30th, 2022 [from/via/route] Three Peaks [with] On my own - but thanks to Steve the Scouser...the 2 lads from Grimsby and the 4 guys who finished at the same time! [weather] Awful!!

Ruth Nolan climbed Whernside on June 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] Dent, Dales High Way, tarns [with] Solo [weather] Some clouds, light breeze, mostly bright with occasional shower

Keith Axell bagged Whernside 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 hiked Whernside on August 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] route from Ribble Viaduct [with] June [weather] Broken cloud with occasional spittle of rain, windy.

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

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

Tony Halliday scaled Whernside 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 walked up Whernside on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] ny101 Yorkshire Three Peaks [with] Nicola [weather] Nice day. Bit windy.

Dave Gay climbed Whernside 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 bagged Whernside during 2013 [from/via/route] Three Peaks 8hrs :):):) [with] Captain Turner - Trainers make a huge difference. Cath 3 peaks 2019 9hrs

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

Little Whernside summit cairn

Little Whernside summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (691)

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Photo: Kevan Wilkinson (2)

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) practising his crampons and ice-axe technique in the snow on Whernside

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) practising his crampons and ice-axe technique in the snow on Whernside

Photo: Mike Knipe (215)

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Photo: David Bentley (1)

*Whernside and The Howgill Fells from Ingleborough summit

*Whernside and The Howgill Fells from Ingleborough summit

Photo: Kevin Lavelle (1)

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)

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)

Dentdale with Whernside (left) Calf Top (centre) and Aye Gill Pike (right) from Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

Dentdale with Whernside (left) Calf Top (centre) and Aye Gill Pike (right) from Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

Photo: Dick Rix (2)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (222)

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)

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (694)

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (225)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (223)

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) in the snow on Whernside

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) in the snow on Whernside

Photo: Mike Knipe (216)

Park Fell (left), Simon Fell and Ingleborough (right) from the summit of Whernside while doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk in the snow

Park Fell (left), Simon Fell and Ingleborough (right) from the summit of Whernside while doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk in the snow

Photo: Tony Whitaker (1)

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)

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Photo: Karen Parry (2)

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (2)

*Ingleborough and Whernside from Pen-y-ghent in the early morning light

*Ingleborough and Whernside from Pen-y-ghent in the early morning light

Photo: Wayne Hill (54)

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (66)


. . . see all 54 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Whernside


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