Saturday 25th May 2013

Sharing the same name as the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales, Great Whernside is a far more quiet place compared to Whernside itself, with the scores of people taking on the 3 peaks challenge.

We started from the idyllic village of Kettlewell and headed for the summit in an almost direct line, marked half way by the Scout Hostel at Hag Dyke, which claims to have the highest chapel in England.

A short walk along the ridge line offered some wide views of the Dales to the west, before dropping down to the 'Cam Road', which leads to the hamlet of Starbotton. The Fox & Hounds pub can be found here and is well recommended before a more relaxed amble next to the River Wharfe back to Kettlewell.

Stats 'n that

How far and how long:

9.41 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes

Who was with me:

Jenny Cawthorne

Summits:

The Scout Hostel, Hag Dyke

The Scout Hostel, Hag Dyke

Dropping down into Starbotton

Dropping down into Starbotton

Starbotton village

Starbotton village

The Fox & Hounds in Starbotton

The Fox & Hounds in Starbotton

The River Wharfe

The River Wharfe