Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Great Whernside (704m)

Great Whernside (704m)

Trig Point: SE 002 739
Start / Finish: Kettlewell, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales
Walked: 17th October 2010
Distance: 12.25 km (7.5 miles)
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Weather: Sunny at first, clouded over, very cold on summit (0 degrees C). Reasonable visibility.
Height gain: 530 metres
Summit Cairn: 704 metres
Map: OL30

Route: From Kettlewell, followed track out of the village from beside the Kings Head then, at the campsite, took the footpath up alongside Dowber Gill Beck to Hag Dyke. A clear but rocky and boggy path then leads steeply up onto the rocky summit plateau. From the summit, I headed north along the summit ridge to the wall corner at Nidd Heads, then turned steeply down to join the Coverdale Road at Hunters Sleets. I then followed Starbotton Road (path) then Top Mere Road (track) back to Kettlewell. Rights of Way all of the way. OL30 map required for this walk. I walked this route with six people from Darlington who were taking part in a NNAS Bronze level Navigation Skills course.

Photos of the walk
These photos are in order, and the files are named. Copyright Mark Reid 2010

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