3.6 of 5 (4 votes)

Great Whernside and Cam Head

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England, about 11.20km (6.96 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 502m (1646ft)
Loss 484m (1587ft)
Max. Elevation 700m (2296ft)
Elevation (total) 986m (3233ft)
Start & End
Kettlewell
Distance 11.20km
(6.96mi)
Duration ~4:45h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 02 Oct 2012
This walk starts and finishes in Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale. Right on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales, it's a good day out and Kettlewell is a fine walkers' base, with good pubs and shops. The summits are quite high but easy going, making it a good 'starter' hill for kids.

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Waypoints

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Start the walk in Kettlewell.
OS Grid SD975725
The footpath to Hag Dyke leaves from the northern end of the village.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
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After climbing steeply through the fields, you reach Hag Dyke hostel, high up on the hillside.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SE002738
Cross the boggy land above Hag Dyke to reach the rocky summit of Great Whernside.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SD996752
Follow the summit ridge north to the secondary summit of Whernside.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SD986756
Cross the road at the cattle grid. Take the chance to peek into little-visited Coverdale.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SD969752
Follow the path around the edge of the hill to Cam Head.
About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid SD972723
It's a straight path down Cam Pasture back into Kettlewell. Lots to do here, including visiting the village shop and the pubs while you wait for the Dalesbus home.
About 2.85 km (~1.77 miles) from

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