625 Whernside

Many people think Ingleborough is Yorkshire's highest mountain, but actually it's the whaleback ridge of Whernside. "The wildest place ever" said the navvies on the Settle to Carlisle Railway who lived in shanty towns beneath its slopes, but what a legacy they left in Ribblehead Viaduct!

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LOCATION: South Yorkshire Dales
START: Ribblehead. Park at junction of B6255 & B6479 near Station Inn
Grid ref: SD765792 Postcode: LA6 3JF
DISTANCE: 9 miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 6 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 98
NOTE: Ribblehead Visitor Centre open in season
EN ROUTE: Blea Moor, Settle Carlisle line, Whernside Tarns

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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