Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribblehead

Introduction to Walk 1184

Photo from the walk - Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribblehead

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1750 feet / 530 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from Ribblehead, this Yorkshire Dales walk climbs to the summit of Whernside, one of Yorkshire's 'Big Three'. The route continues over the interesting limestone terrain of Scales Moor for the return leg offering grand views of the landscape in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. 

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Walk 3340
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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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