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Guided walk Whernside

By 27th July 2020June 5th, 2021Summer, Walking


A guided walk on Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales can be a great way to spend the day. It can be as challenging or as relaxing as you wish. Going with a guide can help keep you safe and comfortable; make your experience more successful and enjoyable, including keeping the right pace; and we can make the day a valuable learning experience, including passing on a whole host of useful tips.

Booking and Prices

If you want to book a guided walk up Whernisde then see the main page for more details and prices or see what our clients say about us. You can also have a look at the Calendar for forthcoming “Open” events.

When you are ready, then get in touch to make an enquiry or a booking.

We offer many different guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales, including waterfall walks and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

We also guide mountain walks in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish highlands.

Guided walk – Whernside

Tips and training for the Yorkshire 3P Challenge
The whale-back shape of Whernside, cast into shadow as the sun sets, seen from the route of the Yorkshire Three Peaks
Tips and training for the Yorkshire 3P Challenge

Force Gill – lower force

Whernside (736m) is the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and some would argue that it is the least interesting. This is because of its ‘whale-back’ shape rather than the dramatic cliffs associated with Ingleborough and Pen y Ghent. However, the amazing views from the top of Whernside make the climb absolutely worth the effort. Like Pen y Ghent and Ingleborough, Whernside is composed chiefly of limestone. This is the rock most closely associated with the Yorkshire Dales. However, all three peaks have a ‘cap’ of gritstone which is immediately noticeable when you reach it. On our guided walks, we explain what has caused this.

Force Gill is a stream that flows down Whernside, creating a series of waterfalls. This one pictured is Force Gill lower force. It’s a lovely waterfall visible from the path of the Yorkshire Three Peaks route. However, the Y3P-ers don’t really have time to stop here. If you come on a private guided walk up Whernside we have time to stop and enjoy this waterfall and to use Force Gill as an alternative way up the mountain.