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Whernside from Ribblehead Viaduct
 Video run time: 25 minutes 53 seconds 

   


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A circular from the Ribblehead Viaduct over one of the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks'. The walk follows the 'Three Peaks walk' path for most of its route, initially following alongside the Settle to Carlisle railway line, before heading up on the path towards Dent. The path then steepens over Knoutberry Hill before following a wall along to the summit of Whernside. The panorama from here ranges from Pendle Hill to the South, round to the Morecambe Bay and then the Lakeland Fells and the Howgills. The return is via a steep drop down to Bruntscar, before leaving the 'Three Peaks path' to turn left eventually passing Winterscales to come out through a tunnel under the railway. The outward path is then followed for the short journey back to the parking area.


 

Parking: Roadside laybys near to the 'T' junction of the B6255 and the B6479 (grid reference SD 765 792) - further parking is available near to the Station Inn, but please park responsibly as it can get very busy around this area, especially as weekends
Directions: Nearest post code for Sat Nav: LA6 3JF - get directions here
Walk distance: 8.4 miles (13.4 Km)
Estimated walk time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Height climbed: 525 metres
Grade: 3-C: A long walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs
Peaks / summits: Whernside (736m)
Wainwrights: None
Map: Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL2 (Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western Area)
Buy this map from Ordnance Survey
Walk features: Birds, Flowers, Geographic feature, Hills or Fells, Pub, Railway, Stream, Views, Waterfall, Wildlife
Facilities / refreshments: Station Inn at the Ribblehead viaduct and there is often a caravan selling tea/coffee bacon sandwiches etc in the layby by the 'T' junction at the start and end of the walk
Nearest town: Walk starts near to the Ribblehead viaduct, nearest larger towns Settle or Ingleton
Walk Tags: Video walk, Whernside, Ribblehead viaduct, Settle to Carlisle railway, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Three Peaks, Three Peaks, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Limestone, Batty Green, Bleamoor, Bleamoor Signal Box, Slack Hill, Grain Ings, Knoutberry Hill, Greensett Tarn, Greensett Moss, Bruntscar, Winterscales
Video run time: 25 minutes 53 seconds

 

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Nearby accommodation
Beechtree Cottages: New Road, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. LA6 3HN
Tel: 015242 41828 - Email: beechtreecottage@aol.com
6.3m/10.2km away from start of walk
The New Inn: Clapham Village, Via Settle, North Yorkshire. LA2 8HH
Tel: 01524 251203 - Fax: 01524 251824 - Email: info@newinn-clapham.co.uk
6.5m/10.4km away from start of walk
All distances are approximate and as the crow flies

 

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