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Name:Great Whernside
Hill number:2781
Height:704m / 2310ft
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York), Catchment Boundaries, Wharfe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SE 00205 73915
Summit feature:very large cairn
Drop:288m
Col:416m  SD788832  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL30S
Observations:rock 3m S is highest visible ground but higher ground may lie under cairn; trig point (SE 00202 73907) and rock 4m E are lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 594 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at cattle grid as previously described. Ground ruined by atv tracks and sodden, worse than some of the popular Scottish hills. Sunny and breezy on top and great views.iangalbraith21/02/2019
zaul_uk12/01/2019
u3asoftsquare08/11/2018
Hike from Kettlewellmaaaaaaaatty24/10/2018
With J on the way back from a trip to the Borders. Parked just to NE of cattle grid on high point of the road & followed the standard path to the summit. Not too soggy considering recent rainfall. Met several folk on their way down but had summit to ourselves. Extensive view with some mist drifting across occasionally. Down by the same route.NotReallyABagger15/10/2018
Great Whernside fell racepaulcook280922/09/2018
Bridleway from Kettlewell to the scout hut, then up the clear footpath to the summit. Top in cloud, so no views. Then on to Buckden Pike.RedAndy5427/08/2018
From the cattle grid at SD 98600 75665. Patchy views.Peter_W_Mitchell 24/08/2018
Easy walk up with the children from the cattle grid. Misty and drizzly. Saw a Red Grouse and a few Meadow Pipits. Couple of other walkers on the summit. Time taken 1 hour 45 minutes for 3.5 miles.isabelle20/08/2018
Standard walk up from Kettlewell via Hag Dyke on well-marked footpaths. Hot and hazy day but views still excellent. Next onto Tor Mere Top.JOHNS27/07/2018
From Coniston up the Dib and the Turf Road onto the moor. Followed the fence and boundary stones (the path gets better as you ascend) to the top. Returned via Hag Dyke,Kettlewell and the Dales Way. Warm Day and the moor was bone dry.reaper22/07/2018
nicdafis19/07/2018
andy6309/07/2018
lindslow23/06/2018
From Kettlewell, via Providence Pot, before returning along Starbotton Road and Camheadrfoster03/06/2018
kitp03/06/2018
mcallmar05/05/2018
Last hill of the Fellsman, ascended from Park Rash after coming off Buckden Pike via Top Mere. All down hill heredanielmudd198229/04/2018
Felltrekker29/04/2018
Cairn, Hem Gill Shaw path, Great Whernside peak, 667 left path Strong wind and hail/rain on ascent, poor visibility on peak.meganinch11/04/2018
Great Whernside > Great Whernside East Top > Great Whernside from GR:ronaldo33311/03/2018
TGRS24/02/2018
Evening run, 92 mins from the cattle grid and back. Summited in dark, down by torchlight...N.Morters22/02/2018
With Jacqui from Kettlewell, up past Hag Dyke and return via Cam High Roadpatriciagill18/11/2017
phil10101/11/2017
Kettlewell - Hag Dike - Great Whernside trig & Summit - NiddHead - Hem Gill Shaw - Black Dike - Lane back to Kettlewell (for a fabulous Sunday Dinner at the Bell).briandavies29/10/2017
Lucky18/10/2017
Done from Scar House Res. very wet and boggy walk and coincided with an annual fell run to my annoyance as had to wait to get to trigWayne Mac23/09/2017
Bellesmountains23/09/2017
Pat196723/09/2017
beckybags11/07/2017
A Peckish11/07/2017
First hill day after long break due to injury. One of the hottest days of the year too!TheWanderer2718/06/2017
pwithnall02/06/2017
the_adam01/06/2017
gettingonabit18/05/2017
PDR36514/05/2017
Felltrekker30/04/2017
G0HIO07/04/2017
neilmcoward28/03/2017
Climbed with LUUHCJonathanConey19/02/2017
M0JCQ18/02/2017
Dales run out with Fellhugger, winter conditions on top. Part of a 16 mile round.cackleberry07/02/2017
Peely6602/01/2017
Tonyandsue29/12/2016
Dave Geere03/12/2016
Mike Day27/10/2016
Fell racetrianglegirl22/10/2016
greenandblue22/10/2016
SR and Little WhernsideFrank10/10/2016