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Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribblehead
Introduction to Walk 1184

Photo from the walk - Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribblehead

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1750 feet / 530 metres

Time - 7 hours 20 minutes

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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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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.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and WestPart of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.
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