Sunday, 16 November 2014

Great Whernside

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Location: Yorkshire Dales National Park - North Yorkshire
Height: 704 metres (2, 310 ft)
Summit Type: Boulder Strewn
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point, Cairns
Description:
One of the giants of the Yorkshire Dales situated in less walked Upper Wharfedale/Nidderdale. The fell towers above the village of Kettlewell, and is the source of the River Nidd. The fell makes for a good hike from Kettlewell and can be incorporated into a circular walk from the village. The fell has some good views of the surrounding fells and moors, the eastern views look across Lodge Moor towards Rain Stang and Pott Moor beyond. South east looks towards Meugher, the southern views look across Whernside Pasture towards Conistone Moor, south west looks down onto Kettlewell far below with Hawkswick Moor beyond. West looks across Upper Wharfedale to Firth Fell and Old Cote Moor Top. The north western view is dominated by Buckden Pike. To the north the view looks along Great Whernside itself, and Little Whernside is the main view to the north east.
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