Sunday, 16 November 2014
Location: Yorkshire Dales National Park - North Yorkshire
Height: 736 metres (2,415 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Stony/Boggy/Rounded
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point, Dry Stone Walls
The highest point in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and indeed the county of North Yorkshire - Whernside is a huge mass of fell that dominates the view north from Ribblehead. It is often photographed as above towering over the Ribblehead Viaduct and is usually hiked as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, of which it is usually the second fell climbed with Pen-y-ghent the first and Ingleborough last.
Whernside is probably the least popular of the Yorkshire Three Peaks despite its height. The views aren't as clear as those from, in particular Ingleborough, and Pen-y-ghent as Gragareth to the fell's south west and Green Hill to the immediate west obscure what would be fine views towards Morcambe Bay, and north west towards the Lake District.