Whernside was a lovely walk with fantastic views across the viaduct and beyond. Whernside and Ingleborough Sunday 12th September 2004 When you start talking about the three peaks to anyone, assuming they have heard about them, they will assume you are referring to the national three peaks challenge that has been hijacked by charities as a way of earning money. I think you may gather by now that Ingleborough & Whernside aren’t exactly close together in that both summits are spread apart by five miles of bog, beautiful Limestone Pavements & rolling green pasture’s. Ingleborough & Whernside. This walk starts at tiny Dent station - the highest mainline station in England - and finishes by heading underneath the spectacular Ribblehead viaduct. The historic mullioned farmhouse was built in 1640 and has since been renovated to house the Clapham Bunkhouse (Group Accommodation) and The Reading Room Cafe/Bar licensed to sell hot food, alcohol, arts, crafts and gifts. stream over the railway. Starting at Ribblehead station, tucked in between the three peaks, this walk goes over the summit before dropping down to Horton in Ribblesdale station. It is perfectly possible to start the walk in the centre of Ingleton but if you have transport save yourself a mile each way by driving to the car park at the east end of the village. The path descends to reach the quarry floor from where it is an Des sections de ce sentier ont été signalées fermées pour entretien (décembre 2020). There is a GPX file for a circular walk taking in Ingleborough and Whernside summits which can be found Here Cheers. The Walk. Climb over the This is a magnificent high level route across Date of walk: 18th September 2015. Pen-y-ghent Summit to Whernside Summit . The Walk There are two excellent ways of climbing Whernside. The viaduct but the decent towards ingleborough was hard and tough, the accent up ingleborough is very hard and tough going with a very steep incline and the Carries on more up to the summit, walk all way down ingleborough was muddy and again hard declines just on grass with no footings and steep areas but views are priceless and it’s a great walk you feel you have a view of both mountains climbed and really appreciate what you have done. The descent from Whernside is one single path leading all the way to the bottom. In fact over the last couple of years I have been enjoying climbing some … the bottom of the slope go through the gate and bear diagonally left across South to Bruntscar, then south-west along the Dales High Way and A Pennine Journey to Twisleton Hall and Beezleys. All timings are approximate and for a person of average fitness and the pub and railway station. I had never been to Ingleton before, so I took the opportunity of starting and finishing a walk there. From bottom of Ingleborough up it was tough going as they had closed the main path for maintenance (the one with the stone steps). We’d already walked for 1.5 hours to reach Gaping Gill, on the flank of Ingleborough, so it seemed a shame not to climb the hill. Today is our chosen day to climb Whernside, one of Yorkshire’s 3 peaks. Still got some good mileage in so not all bad. The historic mullioned farmhouse was built in 1640 and has since been renovated to house the Clapham Bunkhouse (Group Accommodation) and The Reading Room Cafe/Bar licensed to sell hot food, alcohol, arts, crafts and gifts. Whernside Circular. Ingleborough from Park Fell With an optimistic view to doing the 3 Peaks challenge (Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent & Ingleborough in under 12 hours), we decided to try and do both Whernside and Ingleborough in under 7 hours, a distance of around 13.5 miles, we did manage this - just, but we decided that walking against the clock wasn't for us. Any walk combining the superb viaduct at Ribblehead with the highest point in Yorkshire must be good. Length 8 miElevation gain 1778 ftRoute type Loop Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching running Views For me though its long summit ridge is one of Whernside’s chief glories. Initially it was Ingleborough and Whernside loop but bad weather forced us to stop after Ingleborough. It’s the last hurdle before the 4-mile walk back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The upcoming set of signposts, just behind the gate and hut, will point you in the right direction. a very well defined path through the limestone pavements and gradually Cross the aqueduct and follow the left had path to meet Blea Moor Signal Box. From Ingleborough we left heading east for the true purpose of the walk that was to bag Simon Fell one of the last couple of Dales 2000fters we had to do. Research relevant preparation as these mountains can hurt!! kiosk to reach the main road. Station access road turn right on to the main road in front of the Station Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton Introduction to Walk 3433. See it and more on this superb walk from Clapham See it and more on this superb walk from Clapham TGF0bzpyZWd1bGFy point. Route description: Ribblehead-Ribblehead Viaduct-Gunnerfleet Farm-Winterscales-Ivescar-Broadrake-High Pike-Whernside-Dales High Way-Little Dale-Bleamoor Sidings-Ribblehead Viaduct-Ribblehead My walk up Ingleborough yesterday may have been unplanned but today's up Whernside wasn't. The Walk. Inn. Ingleborough is one of the 'Yorkshire 3 Peaks' and affords wonderful panoramic views of Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and out to Morecambe Bay and round to the Lakeland Hills. and a small footbridge arriving at the Force Gill Aqueduct carrying the easy walk to the quarry entrance [through the nature reserve] and the quickly left along farm track passing Philpins Farm where there is a refreshment Hiking | Whernside and Ingleborough | A 13-mile walk up the two higher of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Whernside and Ingleborough Circular Walk is a 13.8 mile loop trail located near Carnforth, Lancashire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Amazing hike with Frankie. Any walk combining the superb viaduct at Ribblehead with the highest point in Yorkshire must be good. Route map for 'Whernside And Ingleborough From Ribblehead' - a 22.63km walking route near Chapel-le-Dale, UK. Ingleborough can be seen from this point. Ingleborough is visible from Whernside summit on a clear day. Whernside is one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks, along with Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. and Ingleborough Circular, Walk Once you have completed the decline from Whernside, the next checkpoint is the The Old Hill Inn. towards Bruntscar with a stile enroute. Ingleborough path works – update 15 December 2020 . There are two excellent ways of climbing Whernside. Turn left at a stile to follow the path to the summit ridge of was last updated on Leave the Our walk today will test not just Stuart but me also, todays route will come in just under the sixteen mile mark & unusually for me, just the two summits will only be included. Back Ingleborough (723 m or 2,372 ft) is the second-highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Whernside Circular. Veteran Member; Posts: 7647; Re: Ingleborough, Whernside, Pen Y Ghent GPX files « Reply #1 on: 15:11:05, 28/02/17 » Try gpsies.com and haroldstreet.org.uk. In the end I plumped for Whernside and I route that I've done before, taking in the fell's southwest ridge and Whernside Tarns. Retrace steps Whernside and Ingleborough Circular Walk 7 By car or train from Ribblehead: Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) circular - 13½ miles - 6 hours. Current route can be seen in recording on the incline. Whernside Summit to Ingleborough Summit. through a gate and uphill along the Craven Way [a bridleway] for 1/4 mile ninthace. Going a different route back down though which ended up taking it to 18 mile. very steep with steps cut into the hillside. The walk starts from the RIbblehead Station, passing the Ribblehead Viaduct, following the train line that was supposed to have been served by a steam train today but had been cancelled due to a Firemen strike then crosses over the railway and follows the valley along before climbing up towards Whernside. Whernside, the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales and thus the highest point of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, standing at 736 m (2,415 ft) in height.It is a walk up that I enjoy at all times of the year. The Dales High Way Section 4: Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh, Crag Hill, Great Coum and Gragareth Circular, Ribble Way Section 6: Horton to the Source. Date: 30th May 2005 Distance: 12.4 miles Ascent: 3357 feet Time: 6 hours 15 mins With: Matt Start Grid Ref: SD764790. the gate step across the small stream and continue around the hillside Ingleborough from Ribblehead A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 15.00km (9.32 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:30h. Take care not to get too close to the quarry By car or train from Ribblehead Back to Ribblehead note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information Ingleborough Mountain Pubs/Cafes. The path climbs some steps about thirty yards to the right of the wall, then continues on slowly drawing in towards the wall. the pasture eventually to meet a wall at the left hand side. Started early and on a hot humid day, this made it tougher, Whernside was a nice gradual hike up coming from Grid ref: Ingleborough. Length 13.8 miElevation gain 3546 ftRoute type Loop Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country. Area: Yorkshire Dales. Downhills are crazy hard if you lack the thigh muscle to cope. Climbing Ingleborough from Ingleton is the most straightforward and safe way to the summit. Walk Summary: A fine walk taking in two of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire as well as a the lower heights of Simon Fell and Park Fell. The third peak is Pen-y-ghent. day out with a variety of trains on the return. Definitely a workout on the knees, be prepared! Can be done in a single day, or with a wild-camp on either peak. As we continued our walk on to the long ridge of Whernside at around 400 metres high the long distance views began to emerge. 0300 456 0030 email@example.com It is a delight to spot is Ingleborough, a shapely mountain from all sides. Ingleborough. From the wonderful solitude of the walk from Ingleton to Whernside, the masses were joined on the section of the Yorksire Three Peaks walk that I included. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Brief route description. Turn near left passing the Hill Inn and Do It was only a couple of miles, but the difference was phenominal. Continue again The path then becomes This rugged circular walk is a Yorkshire Dales classic, exploring Ingleborough’s most famous features on the way to its mighty summit. Would advice sticking to the route. There are ten amazing national parks in 04-May-2020. From Ribblehead It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks (the other two being Whernside and Pen-y-ghent ), and is frequently climbed as part of the Three Peaks walk . is now Access area and so there is no defined footpath]. This trail has been reviewed and updated to reflect the comments in this review. Map of the Walk Walk Notes Cracking day on the hills, biting cold all day except the last 30 minutes, snowing on Ingleborough, high winds on both tops and wet underfoot on the descent from Whernside. summit of Whernside and proceed downhill along the ridge for 1/2 mile. The trail is marked as hard and believable me, it's a tough hike. Quarry and station in view begin a steep descent taking care not to slip The trail offers a number of activity options. The path climbs Quite a steep incline up Ingleborough with loose footings, the hardest part for us. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. You'll climb to Ingleborough before heading up to Whernside from the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Ascent - 5000 feet / 1515 metres . This is pulling information from the places imported from the POI database. The mountains of Whernside (736 m or 2,415 ft), Ingleborough (723 m or 2,372 ft) and Pen-y-ghent (694 m or 2,277 ft) are collectively known as the Three Peaks.The peaks, which form part of the Pennine range, encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in … Ingleborough is visible from Whernside summit on a clear day. the rest is moderate to hard, but with a steady pace it's achievable. Navigation Tips for Ingleborough from Ingleton Part of the recommended route approaching Ingleborough was closed, but diversions were clear. After passing back through the stone gate, follow the path leading towards Ingleborough. Ingleborough is one of the great English peaks. The trig point can be found by going through the gate. The last time I’d been up Whernside was about 10 years ago, as part of a group tackling the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Grade - very hard. 7 By car or train from Ribblehead: from the summit down to the gate again. Whernside. It is an awesome panorama which is completed by looking directly down the line of the Whernside massive to High Pike, Low Pike and to West Fell which leads straight down to unseen Twisleton and to the Ingleton Waterfalls. slightly now with a wall on the right to reach a stile. Whernside Ingleborough Circular Walk 13 miles (21.5 km) This challenging circular walk visits two of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks. However, after passing through The repairs are taking place on the steepest section of the footpath from Humphrey’s Bottom towards the summit, also known as High Lot. Circular walk taking in both Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent Summits. We managed to hike Whernside and Ingleborough in 7.5 hours and do 35,219 steps the boggy and environmentally sensitive lower slopes. Finally back to Ingleton via the return leg of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. County/Area - North Yorkshire. However the most popular and well known is the classic climb from the world famous viaduct at Ribblehead. windbreak and trig point will emerge in front. Walk ny171 Ingleborough and Simon Fell from The Old Hill Inn, Ribblehead. Logged I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham Ingleborough is perhaps the most famed peak in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to its imposing profile, especially its north face. National Parks, like the Yorkshire Dales, are a great escape from the city, you have the time to connect with nature, relax, enjoy the present or be adventurous. Repairs began in August 2020 and are now nearing completion. You will see a stone gate upon reaching the summit of Whernside. First to pop its head into view was Ingleborough. The views were amazing though, and to see Ingleborough looming in the distance creates a challenge and motivation to keep going. Leaving Whernside by the south-west route to High Pike fills the eyes with the most wonderful sight down to Chapel-le-Dale and across to Ingleborough. Leaving Whernside by the south-west route to High Pike fills the eyes with the most wonderful sight down to Chapel-le-Dale and across to Ingleborough. Sections of this trail have been reported closed for maintenance (December 2020). For me though its long summit ridge is one of Whernside’s chief glories. or so. wall downhill for 300m or so until a stile is reached. In Clapham village head to the Old Manor House for refreshments after your walk. edge. Bear left at the ridge to follow the wall to the summit trig Take a while to admire the view over Ribblehead and towards Pen only just after the pub turn right over a narrow stile. This page Essential repairs are currently being carried out on one of the paths used for walking to or from the summit of Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dale. At trail and pass through a gate. Cross a stile in a stone wall and drop slightly down hill. Once you have touched the trig, head back through the gate to begin the trail to Ingleborough. 2000s on this walk: Whernside (736m), Ingleborough (723m) Additional summits: Park Fell (563m) Other points of interest: Ribblehead viaduct, Braithwaite Wife Hole, Scoutherscales Scars. After Thornton Force, it’s uphill at Twisleton Scar End, followed by a four-mile north-easterly trek to Whernside. This Yorkshire Dales walk follows a less popular route to the summit, providing an enjoyable excursion with good views of Pen-y-ghent and Whernside adding to the interest. There is a GPX file for a circular walk taking in Ingleborough and Whernside summits which can be found Here Cheers. Looking towards Ingleborough part of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks walk. Overall, a great hike and one to recommend. At Bruntscar turn right and then He was, he said, starving. Upon emerging at the main road turn right and thence As this grassy track is walked along, there is an excellent view back to the left of Ingleborough effectively being framed between the railway arches. The walk heads down to Sulber and then affords wonderful views across … I think you may gather by now that Ingleborough & Whernside aren’t exactly close together in that both summits are spread apart by five miles of bog, beautiful Limestone Pavements & rolling green pasture’s. After 200m or so turn left along the track towards the viaduct. The walk south with huge views of Ribblesdale to the left, Ingleborough ahead and the hoarfrost covered fence was quite superb, as was the contrast between the green valley and the snowy ridge I was on. Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk Pen-y-ghent > Whernside > Ingleborough Video run time: Part 1: 29 minutes - Part 2: 20 minutes - Part 3: 29 minutes . Of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Whernside often seems to come off worse in comparisons with Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. Distance: 7.5 miles. Little Ingleborough is ascended on the way up to Ingleborough's summit. Passing though these Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. From the top of Pen-y-ghent you are now rewarded with your first downhill section of the 25-mile route. A challenge alright esp for a novice. There are ten amazing national parks in Route: Whernside. Author - Barry Mackie. Walkers: Andrew. I think the whenside peak is pretty similar and gradual ascent/descent on each side; Can be done in a single day, or with a wild-camp on either peak. The main path then turns left and descends steeply with a series of steps not pass under the viaduct but stay to the right of the railway line eventually No scrambling is required. The path known as High Lot is one of the routes used to climb Ingleborough, near Ingleton in North Yorkshire. With an altitude of 724m Ingleborough is the second highest of the legendary Yorkshire Three Peaks, but it’s by far the most well known peak in the area. I was right! It was not much of a climb to the top of Simon Fell and in truth its unmarked top was a bit of an anti-climax. Ghent. Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km. The Yorkshire three peaks challenge is a circular walk which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, arguably the best-known hills in the area. We left Hawes and headed for Horton in Ribblesdale, the starting point for climbing Pen-y-Ghent and doing the Three Peaks Challenge, a circular 25 mile route that begins and ends at the Pen-y-Ghent Cafe (where you clock in and clock out to verify your time) and takes in the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. to Ribblehead. The Yorkshire three peaks challenge is a circular walk which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, arguably the best-known hills in the area In our humble opinion the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge offers some of the best scenery in the country. Whernside Loop Trail is a 8 mile loop trail located near Ingleton, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. In my eyes Ingleborough is the best and most interesting of the 3 Peaks. Weather: Sunny spells, wonderful skies. Hiking | Whernside and Ingleborough | A 13-mile walk up the two higher of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. This is Park Fell. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. The walk starts in front of the Old Hill Inn - roadside parking is available nearby. Circular walk taking in Pen Y ghent and Whernside summits. rising uphill. National Parks, like the Yorkshire Dales, are a great escape from the city, you have the time to connect with nature, relax, enjoy the present or be adventurous. Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) circular - 13½ miles - 6 hours. Awesome trail tough on the thighs though we ended up Walk 1 - Whernside circular (736m) - 8 miles - 4.5 hours - One of the the most popular walks in the locality so be prepared to see lots of people!A good introduction to the 3 Peaks with good paths most of the way and easy route finding. Important Yoredale Bainbridge Leyburn North Yorkshire | DL8 3EL. The summit I chose to walk to Whernside and back via the very impressive limestone formations of Twisleton Scar. stile and cross the rough pasture with the wall now on the right [this The route can be started from several different points, finishing in the same place and covers 39.2km (24,5miles), the complete route can be viewed on map OL2 Ordnance Survey Explorer. Follow the Time - 17 hours 20 minutes. The combination of Whernside and Ingleborough provides an excellent day out with a variety of trains on the return. We could walk and talk freely again. The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a well-known challenge walk. Its striking appearance is thanks to its unique geology; three distinct geological tiers give the fell a ‘layered’ appearance. Cross the stream twice by stepping stones right through a gate and proceed to the summit plateau of Ingleborough The path known as High Lot is one of the routes used to climb Ingleborough, near Ingleton in North Yorkshire. In fact over the last couple of years I have been enjoying climbing some … Boggy at the bottom but a tough climb upto the top path. It’s very steep, loose rock in places and had me scrambling at times. Whernside One option is to head for Dent and climb Whernside from there. If in any doubt walkers should always consult the relevant OS gates bear slightly to the left to pick up the Natural England waymarked It's been a few months since I was last on the high fells, and I was in two minds about whether it should be Ingleborough or Whernside that I would visit today. we did it clockwise which seemed to be the opposite direction to everyone else on the day Whernside and Ingleborough Circular Walk is a 22.2 kilometer loop trail located near Carnforth, Lancashire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. quarry access road. Thousands of people use it to walk from Chapel le Dale to the top of the peak. In Clapham village head to the Old Manor House for refreshments after your walk. Walk 1 - Whernside circular (736m) - 8 miles - 4.5 hours - One of the the most popular walks in the locality so be prepared to see lots of people!A good introduction to the 3 Peaks with good paths most of the way and easy route finding. on the wet grass. I travel for travel's sake. map. taking care to note the the point of return [difficult in mist]. From Whernside and The Old Hill Inn, briefly follow the road to Ribblehead before crossing the stile to the right, and following the marked path. The peak of Ingleborough is marked by a cairn. with the wall on the right eventually bearing left now with Ribblehead Need to know. On our organised walks, Ingleborough is our first peak, walking in an anti-clockwise direction. Whernside from Ingleton. This walk follows Clapham Beck to Trow Gill then passes the famous cave of Gaping Gill, one of the largest underground chambers in Britain. Whilst I thought it was a good idea my son didn’t. By car or train from Ribblehead Back to Ribblehead Emerging at the top bear At 2372ft (723metres) Ingleborough is second only to Whernside as Yorkshire’s highest mountain and normally the first or last in the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks walk, depending on which way round it is tackled. Did this as a training walk for another route I'm doing in a few weeks and thought it would be a good one. The temp path is literally across the field and straight up the side the mountain. This linear walk from Ribblehead exploits paths on its north and east flanks, incorporating two of the subsidiary 'tops' that make up the mountain mass. Thousands of people use it to walk from Chapel le Dale to the top of the peak. but I definitely think Ingleborough peak would have been better to do anticlockwise on this route, because it was a very steep descent (clockwise). This then becomes maintaining the same contour. The descent from Whernside is one single path leading all the way to the bottom. Fine views of Whernside and the magnificent Ribblehead viaduct. You eventually climb to the summit via smaller the outlying peak of Little Ingleborough, then return via a different route that heads roughly east from the top of Ingleborough on the Dales High Way before sweeping south towards Clapham. Ingleborough. on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission In addition to the long distance between Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, you also have to walk past Whernside and loop around the back. Traffic jams, rubbish, poor clothing/footwear choices, dogs running wild terrifying sheep and so many miserable looking faces ! Ingleborough is a fine walk on its own and the best way to enjoy the peak is to walk right over it. Walking | Ingleborough from Ribblehead | Route type: WalkDifficulty: EasySurface: AverageIngleborough must be Yorkshire's most-climbed mountain and there are several enjoyable routes to its summit. Very hard and very long. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs. The official challenge is to walk the 24-mile route in twelve hours, no mean feat when you consider the length, the terrain and the 1,600 metres of ascent as you cross Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside (Yorkshire's highest summit) and Ingleborough. ability. A 15-mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Thanks for your feedback.