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Whernside & Dentdale from Dent

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country

County/Area - Cumbria & North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 1975 feet / 598 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Start - OS grid reference SD703871
Lat 54.278672 // Long -2.457634
Postcode LA10 5QJ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Dent is well known as being one of the more interesting and picturesque villages in the Yorkshire Dales and provides a great place to start a walk to the highest of Yorkshire's 'Big Three'. Although the village can be busy you soon escape the crowds climbing high onto the valley side during the ascent. The return route is no less scenic with superb views of Dentdale and section of the Dales Way.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3233 Dent & Gawthrop - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 3135 Dentdale & Bleamoor - moderate - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

Walk 1196 The Calf from Sedbergh - mod/hard - 10.5 miles/17.1 km

Walk 2438 Cautley Spout & the Calf from Sedbergh - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 3008 Winder & Arant Haw from Sedbergh - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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