Little Whernside Circular Walk

Walk 3 Little Whernside [604m] circular - 8 miles - 4 hours Return to Nidderdale Walks

Little Whernside from path near Scar house Angram Reservoir with Great Whernside in Background - a bleak spot!

Start from Yorkshire Water Authority car park at Scar House car park. Cross Scar House Dam and on other side of the dam bear left and slightly uphill follow track around the contour slightly above the reservoir know as Carle Fell Road, an old drover's road. Pass the site of the old lodge and 200m past the lodge turn left at a 'T' junction and then right.

The path follows an almost a straight course diagonally to the crest of the hill between Little Whernside and Great Whernside. This can be boggy in places. After two miles the crest is reached. Turn sharply right along the crest of the hill to reach top of Little Whernside [604m]. There are many peat bogs to be negotiated and so it is best not to do this one after wet weather.

Once the peat bogs are cleared the views of the reservoirs are good and also there is a good view into Coverdale. Proceed down the hill to Dead Man's Hill meeting the track from Coverdale. Turn right and proceed downhill. At the bottom near the ruined lodge either bear right to reach Angram Dam and return by road on far side or drop down to the old tramway track on shore of reservoir and proceed back to Scar House Dam and the carpark. Return to Nidderdale Walks

Little Whernside from Angram Dam Scar House Reservoir from Angram Dam

Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.

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