Saturday, 1 July 2000

Great Whernside

Great Whernside from Tor Mere
Height: 704m (2,310ft)
Prominence: 288m (945ft)
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Classifications: Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Summit feature: OS trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Great Whernside - 26/05/2013
The trig pillar hidden amongst the rocks on the summit of Great Whernside
Despite a grander name, Great Whernside is lesser in height than its more famous Yorkshire three peak namesake, 17 miles distant to the west. It forms the watershed between Wharfedale and Nidderdale, and is on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Its summit is the highest point of the eastern flank of Wharfedale above the village of Kettlewell and is strewn with rocks of millstone grit, from which the mountain takes its name.

The summit has a fine view of much of the upper reaches of Wharfedale and the fells surrounding Littondale in the distance.

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