Sunday, 17th April 2016


Dales Highway, Chapel-Le-Dale, Great Wold, Pennine Journey, Whernside and back to the start.

Start Point: Chapel-le-Dale Grid Reference: SD 745 778
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,200 feet
Time: 5.75 hours
Weather: Warm and dry with clear sky

We followed the Dales Highway through Chapel-Le-Dale to Great Wold where we joined the Pennine Journey path over Whernside and back to the start. For once we had clear views all day so there were splendid views to be had in all directions. There were five on the walk.

Group photo at the start with Whernside in the distance

The black pigs had certainly cleared all vegetation

The very picturesque chapel in Chapel-Le-dale

The road leading to Ellerbeck

View across to whernside

Our first view of the Ribblehead Viaduct

A fine spot for our first break

Which Tony is clearly enjoying

We pass the waterfall on Force Gill

View across to Dent Head viaduct

We join the Pennine Journey path

We pass the Whernside Tarns with the Howgill Fells in the distance

Our summit in the distance

We join the three peaks challenge path just before the summit

Whernside trig point group shot

Ribblehead viaduct is very clear today

As we descended there was a clear view of Ingleborough

2 twins?

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