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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.


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English Mountain
78th highest in England,
133rd 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 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)



Whernside is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:


You can walk to the top of Whernside by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:








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

Tony Halliday walked up on August 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] camped at Horton in ribblesdale but drove and parked near the viaduct started and 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 climbed on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] ny101 Yorkshire Three Peaks [with] Nicola [weather] Nice day. Bit windy.

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

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

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

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

Eira Cookney scaled on June 15th, 2019 [from/via/route] Horton in ribblesdale [with] MAD walkers

Allen Andrews walked up on May 12th, 2005 [from/via/route] Ribblehead Viaduct [with] Work colleagues [weather] Sunny - Part of the 3 peaks

Alan Pritchard climbed on June 19th, 2008 [with] Solo [weather] Good - Went on walking holiday - also have done the 3 peaks challenge once. Also the Yorkshire 3 peaks in 8hours..πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ

Alan Smith bagged on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ribblehead viaduct [with] Keith and kevin [weather] Sunny

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

Whernside Summit

Whernside Summit

Photo: Colin Fawcett (7)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (224)

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)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Ingleborough from Whernside

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Ingleborough from Whernside

Photo: William Ringwood (5)

A snowy Whernside though Arten Gill Viaduct

A snowy Whernside though Arten Gill Viaduct

Photo: Christine Shepherd (240)

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

The path from Little Whernside to Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (692)

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (66)

On Whernside summit during The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

On Whernside summit during The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: David Hayter (326)

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)

Whernside from Tow Scar Trig Point

Whernside from Tow Scar Trig Point

Photo: Matt Delemare (47)

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Trig Point on the summit of Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (694)

Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir

Great Whernside from Scar House Reservoir

Photo: Neil Fretwell (1)

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)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (216)

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Rainbow over Little Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (690)

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (2)

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (51)

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)

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Photo: Kevan Wilkinson (2)

Whernside (left), The Ribblehead Viaduct (centre) and Park Fell (right) from the summit of Ingleborough

Whernside (left), The Ribblehead Viaduct (centre) and Park Fell (right) from the summit of Ingleborough

Photo: James Russell (2)

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Photo: Phil Hart (2)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Pen-y-ghent from Whernside

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Pen-y-ghent from Whernside

Photo: William Ringwood (4)

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)

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (693)

*Whernside and The Howgill Fells from Ingleborough summit

*Whernside and The Howgill Fells from Ingleborough summit

Photo: Kevin Lavelle (1)

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)

Whernside from nr Broadrake Farm

Whernside from nr Broadrake Farm

Photo: Wayne Hill (52)

*Ingleborough and Whernside from The Pennine Way near Hull Pot

*Ingleborough and Whernside from The Pennine Way near Hull Pot

Photo: Wayne Hill (43)

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (226)

Pen-y-ghent from Greensett Moss, Whernside

Pen-y-ghent from Greensett Moss, Whernside

Photo: David Hayter (325)

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)

The Arten Gill Beck railway viaduct with Ingleborough (far left) and Whernside (centre) on the horizon from Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

The Arten Gill Beck railway viaduct with Ingleborough (far left) and Whernside (centre) on the horizon from Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell)

Photo: Dick Rix (3)

Hayley Me and Jo on top of Whernside Summit - giving the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk another bash

Hayley Me and Jo on top of Whernside Summit - giving the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk another bash

Photo: David Buckley (2)

Phil, Carl, Chris and Charlie - 1st time Yorkshire 3 Peakers at Whernside summit

Phil, Carl, Chris and Charlie - 1st time Yorkshire 3 Peakers at Whernside summit

Photo: Roger Yardley (1)

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 Great Whernside summit

On Great Whernside summit

Photo: Neil Fretwell (4)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (223)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

Photo: William Ringwood (3)

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)

Whernside from near Braithwaite Wife Hole

Whernside from near Braithwaite Wife Hole

Photo: Peter Swan (17)

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Photo: David Bentley (1)

Me on the top of Whernside

Me on the top of Whernside

Photo: Jane Barber (1)

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)

Me on Great Whernside summit

Me on Great Whernside summit

Photo: Neil Fretwell (5)

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Photo: Karen Parry (2)

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)

*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)

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Church weekend away at Great Whernside

Photo: Martin Wardroper (1)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (220)

Heading for Whernside from Ribblehead on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Heading for Whernside from Ribblehead on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: David Hayter (323)

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (225)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Ingleborough

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Ingleborough

Photo: William Ringwood (6)

Little Whernside summit cairn

Little Whernside summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (691)


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