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A last mid-week walk before I start my new job, joined by Rambling Pete on what was forecast to be a cloudy and possibly rainy day. In the end the rain held off, but it was warm and sunny at the end. Whernside is a quiet summit in the middle of the week, unlike the bedlam it becomes at the summer weekends, full of three-peakers. We spotted the steam train crossing the viaduct below. A good day out with excellent company.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-07-31

Start: Kingsdale    Finish: Kingsdale

Distance: 12.0 mls, 19.31 km

Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 13:45

Duration: 05:45

Ave Speed: 2.1 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Kingsdale, Keld Head Scar, Turbary Road, Bullpot Bank, Yordas Cave, Kingsdale Road, Whernside, Combe Scar, West Fell, Twisleton Scar End, Kingsdale

Parking Grid Ref: SD 69224 75991

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Walking with: Pete Selwood

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Hills on this Walk

2779 - Whernside (2415 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP0702 - Little Whernside (Damaged condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Burbage Edge to Cat & Fiddle

Date: 2013-07-21
Distance: 6.8 mls, 10.94 km
Height Gain: 1000 ft, 304.8 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Ribblehead to Settle

Date: 2013-08-03
Distance: 14.0 mls, 22.53 km
Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m