Walk ny109 Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct

The Yorkshire Dales' Highest Point


Route outline for walk ny109:

Ribblehead  -  Blea Moor  -  Force Gill  -  Grain Ing  -  Whernside  -  Broadrake Farm  -  Ivescar Farm  -  Ribblehead.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Ribblehead Viaduct's 24 arches carry the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway Line for 400m some 30m above the surrounding countryside. Considered one of the great engineering feats of the 19th Century, there is a museum dedicated to the history of the line housed in Ribblehead Station.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Whernside at 736m (2415ft). 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 an English Mountain (Hewitt) (78th highest in England, 133rd highest in England & Wales). Whernside is also known as an English Nuttall (96th highest in England, 163rd highest in England & Wales). Whernside is also classified as an English Marilyn (25th highest in England, 513th highest in the UK).

This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ny109 Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct

In no particular order . . .

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyders)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (50)

The Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arête

The Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arête

Photo: Matt Guest (2)

On Slieve Donard (Sliabh Donairt) in the snow

On Slieve Donard (Sliabh Donairt) in the snow

Photo: William Wallace (4)

Whernside from nr Broadrake Farm

Whernside from nr Broadrake Farm

Photo: Wayne Hill (52)

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Whernside summit during the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Challenge Walk

Photo: Kevan Wilkinson (2)

Simon Fell from nr Broadrake Farm

Simon Fell from nr Broadrake Farm

Photo: Wayne Hill (53)

The Titterstone Incline

The Titterstone Incline

Photo: Martin Teasdale (2)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Ingleborough from Blea Moor

Ingleborough from Blea Moor

Photo: David Hayter (324)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (7)

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)

Muker Methodist Church

Muker Methodist Church

Photo: Cheryl Sullivan (2)

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)

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Some of the team at Ribblehead Viaduct on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Some of the team at Ribblehead Viaduct on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Phil Hart (4)

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Photo: Rosemary Janes (1)

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Blea Moor Signal Box with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (66)

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Practising my ice-axe arrest technique Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (225)

Llyn Ogwen, Tryfan and Lynn Idwal from Y Garn (Glyders)

Llyn Ogwen, Tryfan and Lynn Idwal from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Mike Knipe (122)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: James Brennan (7)

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Whernside from Broadrake Farm

Photo: Colin Fawcett (6)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (223)

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (30)

Sunset from the summit of Ingleborough

Sunset from the summit of Ingleborough

Photo: Gary Davis (1)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Whernside from Ribblehead

Photo: William Ringwood (3)

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

On the summit of Whernside in the snow

Photo: Mike Knipe (224)

Sat up Corley Rocks near Corley Ash

Sat up Corley Rocks near Corley Ash

Photo: Angela Henstock (1)

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

Photo: Colin Fawcett (5)

Ribblehead Viaduct - on an alternative coast to coast walk

Ribblehead Viaduct - on an alternative coast to coast walk

Photo: Patricia Ogden (8)

Me at Ribblehead Viaduct

Me at Ribblehead Viaduct

Photo: Christine Shepherd (102)

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Photo: Geoff Jones (1)

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

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

Photo: William Ringwood (4)

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)

On the summit of Brown Willy

On the summit of Brown Willy

Photo: Patrick Fludder (1)

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)

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Limestone Pavement on way to Whernside

Photo: David Bentley (1)

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Photo: Jack Quick (10)

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)

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)

The River Wye from  Symonds Yat Rock

The River Wye from Symonds Yat Rock

Photo: Andrew Halliwell (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)

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)<br>from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)
from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Photo: Peter Ingham (9)

Whernside Summit

Whernside Summit

Photo: Colin Fawcett (7)

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)

The Ribblehead Viaduct

The Ribblehead Viaduct

Photo: Craig Carter (69)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (right) and Green Crag (Ulpha Fell) (left) from Great Worm Crag

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (right) and Green Crag (Ulpha Fell) (left) from Great Worm Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (453)

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Ribblehead Viaduct with Whernside beyond

Photo: Wayne Hill (51)

Mary Jones' Chapel, Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Mary Jones' Chapel, Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Photo: Rhodri Gwilliam (1)

Pen-y-ghent from Greensett Moss, Whernside

Pen-y-ghent from Greensett Moss, Whernside

Photo: David Hayter (325)

On Whernside summit during The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

On Whernside summit during The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: David Hayter (326)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Ingleborough from Whernside

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Ingleborough from Whernside

Photo: William Ringwood (5)

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

Photo: Christine Shepherd (101)

Ingleborough covered in snow from Blea Moor Tunnel

Ingleborough covered in snow from Blea Moor Tunnel

Photo: Mike Knipe (217)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (216)

Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) summit

Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (587)

Me on the top of Whernside

Me on the top of Whernside

Photo: Jane Barber (1)

Me dismounting The Cioch (or Cioch Buttress) on the South West ridge of Sgurr Sgumain (Sgurr Alasdair) in The Cuillin Hills, Isle fo Skye

Me dismounting The Cioch (or Cioch Buttress) on the South West ridge of Sgurr Sgumain (Sgurr Alasdair) in The Cuillin Hills, Isle fo Skye

Photo: Malcolm McLean (3)

Little Whernside summit cairn

Little Whernside summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (691)

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)

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Photo: Karen Parry (2)

Craster Tower

Craster Tower

Photo: David Wright (20)

Having fun on Cat Bells (Catbells) in the pouring rain

Having fun on Cat Bells (Catbells) in the pouring rain

Photo: Paul Johnson (9)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Ingleborough

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Ingleborough

Photo: William Ringwood (6)

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Photo: Darren Proctor (4)

On The South Downs Way - One mile from the end nr Winchester

On The South Downs Way - One mile from the end nr Winchester

Photo: Kevan Wilkinson (14)


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