Whernside is the highest of the famous three peaks in Yorkshire and has aptly been named by locals as the Everest of Yorkshire. At 2414 feet high it towers over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, an ore inspiring structure built for the Settle to Carlisle railway line.
The most popular route starts at Ribblehead where there is a pub (great for when you have completed the walk) and plenty of parking spaces. The route follows a track alongside the viaduct and up to bleamoor sidings and further up to the Aqueduct. From here you start to ascend at a gentle rate for approximately an hour. The path sweeps around the shoulder of the fell and reaches an impressive view from the top of Blackpool, Cumbria, the Howgill Fells and the Yorkshire Dales.
From here its all downhill! But take care as the last part of the decent has some very steep steps to it.
Once you reach the farm at the bottom you can visit the Old Hill Inn at Chapel Le Dale or continue up Ingleborough for an extra challenge!