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Great Whernside from Kettlewell
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Upper Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1830 feet / 555 metres

Grade - moderate

This excellent high level Yorkshire Dales walk visits the summit of Great Whernside with its superb views of upper Wharfedale. In addition the route includes many scenes characteristic of the area. Note that Great Whernside should not be confused with Whernside some miles to the west. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

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