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.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL2 BUY MAP

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Walks from the same start

Walk 3340
Blea Moor & Denthead from Ribblehead
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.2 miles / 13.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1208
1.5 miles / 2.4 km away
Ingleborough & Park Fell from Chapel-le-Dale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3500
1.5 miles / 2.4 km away
Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3032
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Gragareth & Great Coum, from Yordas Cave, Ingleton
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3135
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Dentdale & Bleamoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1121
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1013
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottom
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1500
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 3433
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton
Grade - very hard
Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km
Walk 1052
6.3 miles / 10.1 km away
Whernside & Dentdale from Dent
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3233
6.3 miles / 10.1 km away
Dent & Gawthrop
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

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

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

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Accommodation Nearby

The Old Court House
Ingleton
5.7 miles / 9.2 km away
Cumbria Cottages
Dent
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Brookhouse
Clapham near Settle
6.5 miles / 10.4 km away
Wood View Guest House
Austwick
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
Low Raisgill B&B
Yockenthwaite, Buckden
8.8 miles / 14.0 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
9.3 miles / 14.8 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
13.1 miles / 20.9 km away
River House
Malham, near Skipton
13.2 miles / 21.2 km away
The White Rose Hotel
Askrigg
13.7 miles / 21.8 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
13.9 miles / 22.2 km away

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