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

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

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25th highest in England,
513th in Great Britain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alan Pritchard walked up 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 climbed on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ribblehead viaduct [with] Keith and kevin [weather] Sunny

Simon Boddy bagged on May 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Horton-In-Ribblesdale [with] My Girlfriend [weather] Sunny, windy and cloudy with one rain shower and one hail stone shower - As part of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

Colin Egan hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on August 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ribblehead viaduct [with] Grandsons Josh and Cam [weather] Fair

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

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

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

Robert Shaw hiked 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 summited on August 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] from Penny-y-ghent [with] Malcolm [weather] Early drizzle then sunny from 10:30

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

Elaine Grayson scaled on July 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] yorkshire three peaks [weather] sunny and windy - difficult descent

Janet Wells walked up during June, 2012 [with] William

Jon Dodsley climbed on September 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 peaks [with] RAF Benevelont fund charity [weather] Good - Full 3 peaks in 9 hours

Caroline Winter bagged on October 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] RibbleHead CP, Gunnerfleet Farm, West Flank, summit, descent greensett past waterfalls, back to RH [with] Solo [weather] Foggy morning, slow to lift, warm humid day, no wind - Hoping to bag Whernside and another peak today but 5 hrs car journey left me reduced time. I reckon I've previously only slogged up steep track south of summit, and haven't rated the big W highly but after today's circuit it's become my favourite 3 Peak. Fab walk and due to walking clockwise, which I prefer only had people passing me going down to make way to Ingleborough on my ascent. Lost camera SIM card so only Phone photos ! This day is dedicated to my good friend who sadly passed away last Friday and to Chris who took me on many walks inc. 3 peaks- "to good times"

Tony Rogerson hiked on August 25th, 1997 [from/via/route] Three Peaks [weather] Sunny - Hot day

Catherine Fleming-fisher has summited [from/via/route] Viaduct [with] Leslie Gleaves and Anthony Fisher [weather] Fine - LOve walking this peak

Rob Cheshire conquered on June 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] From Ribble Head, as part of a 2-day backpack around the Y3P. [with] Paul Corrigan [weather] Mostly dry and blustery, with sunny spells.

Mark Jackson scaled on December 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ribbleside, ny109 [weather] Misty, rain, snowed on summit

Michael Jones walked up on September 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Ribblehead Viaduct - SD 764 761 [with] Jane & Red [weather] Sunny & windy - Using Anquet mapping

Andrew Joss climbed on June 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] Horton-in-Ribblesdale [with] Barbara [weather] Sun, wind, rain - just the usual - What a fab walk - and great to see so many others on the way

David Congreave bagged on May 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks [with] Simon on the Streets and Kuta Outdoors

Kevin Bloor hiked on March 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Horton in ribbledale [with] A group [weather] Cloudy, rain

David Noble summited on March 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ribblehead Viaduct and down the Eastern slope [weather] Overcast and misty but no rain - No view from Summit as covered with cloud and mist

Kerry Wykes conquered during March, 2009 [from/via/route] Y3P [with] Friends [weather] Sunny and cold

Fleur Piercy scaled during July, 2011 [from/via/route] Ingleborough [weather] Rain and wind

James Brocken walked up on August 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribblehead - Part of 3 Peaks

Sharon Grant climbed during July, 2013 [from/via/route] Ribblehead circular [with] Karen and Jordan [weather] Lovely sunny day

Darren Mortimer bagged on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Martin Leighfield hiked on June 19th, 2010 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Wyn Griffiths summited on September 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] As part of 5 peaks in 3 days [with] Andy Hudspith, Chris Woodhouse & Debs jones [weather] Briliant

Pamela Seniore conquered on August 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Hill Inn, road to Viaduct, up and round the back & down steep dteps & back to The Hill Inn. [with] MB, Shirl & Guesty [weather] Very wet - Approx 4 hours - visibility rubbish! But we did see a steamy on route. Also bagged Whernside again as park of my 3 Yorky Peaks on 31/08/13. Did it in 9 hours 50 mins with sore feet & slight knee injury. Wasn't first lady to cross the line & got beat by Mr Guest....sorry Guesty but that ain't happening again! GREAT Time had with a GREAT Crew ;0)

Beth Webster scaled during May, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips, Kate Phillips, Bev and Rick Phillips

Adrian Roberts walked up on August 18th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ribblehead

Martin Hobson climbed on June 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] Pen-y-ghent and The Ribblehead Viaduct [with] Peter Mckevitt [weather] Slightly overcast

Stephen Eddy bagged on May 18th, 2013 [from/via/route] Chapel le dale Yorkshire 3 peaks [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Neil Whitehead [weather] Rain, mist - 10 hours 20 minutes

Gilbert Vasey hiked during June, 2012 [from/via/route] 3peaks fron HiR [with] JD and Mark [weather] Sunny on way up, hail on way down

David Norman summited on June 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Matthew Norman (Son) - Second leg of Three Peaks Challenge completed in 11 Hours 58 minutes

Phil Smith conquered on March 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] NY109

Andrew Heath scaled during June, 2006 [from/via/route] three peaks [with] Nick and David [weather] horizontal rain at the top

David Lane walked up on December 16th, 2008 [with] Graham Hunt

Iain Taylor climbed on October 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale (SD 80844 72499)

Adrian Bibby bagged on September 18th, 2011 [from/via/route] Start from Ribblehead Viaduct, walk to Chapel-le-Dale then over Whernside. return via Blea Moor.

Michael Mcandrew hiked on May 17th, 2009 [from/via/route] walk ny109 - Station Inn, Blea Moor Common, Blue Clay Ridge, Force Gill, Grain Ing, Greensett Moss, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Ivescar Farm, Winterscales Beck, Gunnerfleet Farm, Ribblehead Railway Viaduct, Station Inn. [with] Debbie Pinder and Cameron McAndrew [weather] Wet and Windy

Simon Wilde summited on September 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Three peaks from Horton in ribblesdale [with] Nicola Wilde & mountain monkeys [weather] Misty morning turning into a beautiful sunny day - 11 hours 49 mins YES!!!!

Dave Gutcher conquered during 1985 [with] Ernie Roper - Part of 3 Peaks Walk in under 12 hours

Fiona Smales scaled on May 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] from Pen y Gent [with] Lynda Shepherd [weather] Windy

Malcolm Broughton walked up on June 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Scouts [weather] wet

Sam Badger climbed on July 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribblehead Viaduct [with] Wicker Camp Thai Boxing Gym, training for the UK 3 Peaks on behalf of the British Heart Foundation [weather] Overcast with occasional showers and sunshine.

Richard Evered bagged on April 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Rooney [weather] Cold and wet - Y3P marshall

Simon Neilson-clark hiked on July 1st, 2012 [from/via/route] Started at Ribblehead Viaduct and then along the railway up Whernside along the ridge to the trig point and then down the other side. Walked along the valley back to the car park [with] Alicia and James ( our first walk together ) He is very good [weather] Low cloud sadly turned to rain and hail at the top but sunny when we came down - James first walk with me He was great company all the way round I think he was a bit tired at the end as he fell asleep in the car on the way home

Christine Shepherd summited during October, 2003 [from/via/route] From Horton in Ribblesdale as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks [with] A group of walkers from St Georges Church, Leeds [weather] Bright Autumn weather. - Had done the three peaks twice before this but couldn't find the dates.

Ian Fraser conquered on September 19th, 2008 [with] Dunton work colleagues [weather] Fine, clear.

Ray O'Hara scaled on June 6th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribblehead [weather] Lost in cloud practically the entire way. Very windy and frequently wet. - The walk was just a side show to watching the 'Diamond Jubilee Fellsman' working over the Settle & Carlisle line.

Dan Jackson walked up on May 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribbleshead [with] Anna, Mark and Jayne Hamilton [weather] Sunny - Followed by a meal at the Station Inn

K. Roelofsen climbed on May 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribblehead [with] Alone [weather] Sunny

Stewart Rayner bagged on April 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Start and finished from Ribblehead Viaduct [with] Mat and Ian (one old and one young ! very young !!!! [weather] weather was ok forecast showers but we managed to avoid any rain but it was very cloudy at the summit - It wasn't at all what I was expecting as this was our first venture into hill walking ! I was very glad when it was over, a very enjoyable day !!!

Lee Senior hiked on September 20th, 2008 [from/via/route] fourth time completing the Yorks Three peaks

Denis Mcallister summited on April 7th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ribblehead [with] S/T

Steve Cobb conquered on April 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] 3 peaks challenge [with] Phil B and the LGI helipad fund raisers [weather] Very sunny - Part of the 3 peaks challenge, charity walk to raise money for lighting on the Leeds General Infirmary rooftop helipad

Lynn Symonds scaled on April 23rd, 2011 [from/via/route] Ribble viaduct [with] Sharon Haynes [weather] Sunny - Easter Sunday

Wayne Linley walked up on January 14th, 2005 [from/via/route] car park near pub [with] mike ogden [weather] overcast, snow on ground - mate was recovering from serious bike accident

Neil Wallbank climbed on July 9th, 2011 [from/via/route] Ribblehead [with] Katrina [weather] Good

Rich Roberts, Kevin Devine, Ron Smith, Stephen Stott, John Cuthbert, Linda Mckeogh, Iain Jones, Adam Shewry, Jeanette Coward, Ian Simpson, Emma Morris, Matthew Chambers, Paul Booth, Victoria Bates, John Edwards, Jo White, Trevor Williams, Kenneth Mellor, Martyn Howarth, Louise Sandwith, Dave Milner, Chris Bramley, Wendy Sockett, Chris Turner, Elaine Kenny, Rob Barklamb, Sandra Rudd, Linda Walker, Les Wrightson, Matthew Thomas, Ben George, Steve Davenport, John Reynolds and Stephen Millington have all walked, climbed & bagged Whernside.

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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 near Braithwaite Wife Hole

Whernside from near Braithwaite Wife Hole

Photo: Peter Swan (17)

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Scar House Reservoir from Little Whernside

Photo: Neil Fretwell (2)

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)

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (51)

Whernside Summit

Whernside Summit

Photo: Colin Fawcett (7)

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Photo: Colin Fawcett (6)

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Looking back down to Scar House Reservoir from Great Whernside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (693)

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)


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