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Name:Whernside
Hill number:2779
Height:736m / 2415ft
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU), North Yorkshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Yorkshire, West Riding (CoH)
County (CoA):North Yorkshire (CoA)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoU,CoA,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SD738814 (est)
Drop:408m
Col:328m  SD794925  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2W
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • North Yorkshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Yorkshire, West Riding historic county top
  • North Yorkshire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1244 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the west starting at gate near road HP. Only faint ATV tracks but ground mostly good. Sunny day but dark threatening clouds driven by strong wind formed over the summit.Topographer5723/10/2019
Leading a group on my academy's Everest Challenge.Wheelsy19/10/2019
P Ribblehead junc, anti-clockwise, along railway to start. Dry & mild, but a damp & cloudy start to the day meant it wasn't too busy. Summit is gap in wall c.2m NE of trig.agentmancuso15/10/2019
Anti-clockwise circuit. Busy, despite midweek. Usual route. With EJS. Dry, cool, clear. Staying in Middleham for week.Roblex18/09/2019
From Lay-by on B6255 at Ribblehead SD 80607 42649.Westdenewalker11/09/2019
With Val. Parked near Whernside Manor entrance. Followed Dales High Way to A Pennine Journey footpath which was followed to summit. Returned same route. Light rain and low cloud for most of the walk. Brightened up a little towards the end.mike.hoult09/09/2019
Simon Fell / Ingleborough / Whernside / Plover Hill / Pen-y-ghentAJWSmith17/08/2019
Beautiful circular walk from viaduct with Dad. We were treated to a steam train crossing the viaduct near the end of the walk.Eliza10017/07/2019
Yorkshire 3 Peaks completed in 11:31 for Forget Me Not children's hospicethe_adam13/07/2019
Can't remember the exact time but reached the top some time in the evening as part of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. A long but gentle climb up was marred by heavy rain but this thankfully cleared towards the top and we were offered views right across to the sea beyond the Lake District. Loved walking along the exposed ridge with views all around. New footpath made the steep descent much easier, despite the best efforts of the rain.MysteriousSue17/06/2019
With Jill and 4 Foot Loose members on a inclement windy dayGrey Hare11/06/2019
Anti-clockwise circuit from Ribbleheadgeoffh1227/05/2019
Climbed with Chris Gmagirob14/05/2019
Three Peaks fell racepaulcook280927/04/2019
From Ribblehead where parking was at a premium on this sunny Sunday morning. Escaped the crowds by climbing straight up from just West of Winterscales. Throngs on the summit ridge but decided to take the tourist route down.NormanW24/02/2019
With E. A sunny day with blue skies gave great views throughout. Felt as if Spring on the way although some snow still in deeper gullies approaching summit. From car park on B6255 near Ribblehead Viaduct took the tourist route anti clockwise. Goods train on viaduct a bonus. Brilliant work by National Park staff with all the slabs laid to reduce erosion made walking easier. Gap in wall by trig point is clearly higher so covered that point as well just to be sure. National Park staff hard at work repairing eroded path on downhill stretch to Broadrake, then along farm road to Gunnerfleet Farm and under viaduct.Beeliner14/02/2019
with Kian climbing his 1st mountain superb views very frosty daycolinfielding28/01/2019
CK and RMC SheilaS18/11/2018
Pen Y Ghent and Whernside with Holly, Rob, Jess and Chess using Three peaks route. Wet and windy.hemerson0910/11/2018
With Anne-Marie, from Ribblehead. My 3rd visit, first since 1965!citygent01/11/2018
2nd Yorkshire Peak - with DeborahWierdostomps07/10/2018
From Ribblehead (walkers route)paulcook280906/10/2018
Yorkshire three peaks walk. Clear but cold and windyGary Heath29/09/2018
Dearne Valley Walking Group WalkSteveP29/09/2018
Up and over N to SArbie28/09/2018
1st climb of the day, started from Ribblehead viaduct, walked up the NE side, path good condition, descended down the very steep south side. Hiking poles a must. superb scenery, can be very exposed in windy conditionsgiant_hiker22/09/2018
Y3P with Karl/Dez and LukeNottsOutdoorLad22/09/2018
Y3Pcbarbrook01/09/2018
Whernside from Ribblehead and backPaulGibbons25/08/2018
Part of failed Yorkshire 3 peak challenge attempt with Nathan.axoree19/08/2018
Leading a group on the Y3P.Wheelsy18/08/2018
Three Peaks Trainingcbarbrook12/08/2018
white shaw moss,parked in layby,west on road for 75m through gate, up path at side of the wall, then faint path to the top.robertphillips03/08/2018
Ingleborough, Whernsidekeithouk08/07/2018
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!Smog29/06/2018
Pen - y - ghent > Whitber Hill > Whernside > Ingleborough from GR: SD 80663 72695ronaldo33324/06/2018
Whernside from GR: SD 76655 79353ronaldo33323/06/2018
Whernside from GR: SD 76655 79353Hippster23/06/2018
Attempted the Three Peaks Challenge but poured all day with no views so missed out Ingleborough. Whernside was grim- wet, muddy, no views at all...Endurance Adventures15/06/2018
Leading a group on the Y3P.Wheelsy12/05/2018
Y3P with CharlieNottsOutdoorLad12/05/2018
2nd time on the 3 peaks also added in park fell and simon fellThe-Z-Man04/05/2018
Three Peaks Racepaulcook280928/04/2018
Second hill of the day, ascended from The Hill Inndanielmudd198228/04/2018
Yorkshire 3 peaks, 3rd timeStephen27/04/2018
From Ribblehead Viaduct.paulcook280907/04/2018
Snowy day. With Kyle and Kelsey.gavopeo18/02/2018
Ascended with 5 friends from Ribblehead, a lot of snow around further up, crusty in places, made easier with some slabs not covered in snow/ice. Walked top ridge in cloud. Summit could be rock between the thin gap near trig, or grass a bit further north trig side of wall, or the path verge we had come up, wandered about to be sure. Lunched in the shelter of the wall. Descended same way as snowy path off ridge to the east looked dodgedly steep. Lovely views on way down once cloud had lifted.pdantic16/02/2018
Started from Ribblehead Viaduct and enjoyed sun,rain, hail and snow came off other end and circled back to ribbleheadWayne Mac12/02/2018
Snowy & windy climb up from Ribblehead during our New Year breaklozinworcester29/12/2017