Sunday, 6 January 2019

Little Whernside (604m)

Little Whernside (604m)

7 mile route from Scar House Reservoir in Upper Nidderdale, on New Year's Eve 2018 with my two children. We reached the summit just at sunset, and walked back down in the most wonderful pink light. The flat summit plateau is a morass of peat hags and bog, but the views are extensive towards Pen Hill, Buckden Pike and Great Whernside, with lovely sweeping views down into Coverdale. The winds on the summit were also gusting 30+mph. 

Climbed: 31/12/18
Little Whernside: SE 028 776
OS Map: OL30
Weather: cold, very windy, dry
Route: Scar House Reservoir, Lodge, Shaw Gill Close, saddle between Dead Man's Hill and Little Whernside, west up onto Little Whernside following the fence to the summit (cairn just on the northside of the fence). From the summit, followed the fence southwards down Hard Bank to pick up the bridleway across Angram Pasture, which we followed eastwards back to Lodge and Scar House Reservoir.

Photos (c) Mark Reid 2018 

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