Finally completed all three Yorkshire Peaks :) We reached the summit of Whernside!
Our starting point was the Station Inn in Ribblehead, where we planned our route. Instead of taking the easy climb up, we decided to take the steep route. Nothing like a bit of climbing to get the heart pumping.
We started the walk with a beautiful view of the Ribblehead Viaduct. Absolutely gorgeous surroundings and a good day for walking.
The steep climb up. There were only a few other people, who decided to take this route up, the majority were like a wave coming against us down from the summit.
When we arrived at the steep incline, there was a bit of fuss, with helicopters circling, mountain rescue everywhere. It seems there was an event on with people trying to complete the Three Peak Challenge (all three peaks in 12 hrs) and a few participants had injured themselves. A reminder how important the volunteers of Mountain Rescue are to us walkers.
Views from the top of Whernside. Amazing.
After the long climb down, we were treated to lovely scenery.
Back at the Station Inn in Ribblehead. The guys were quite amused with this weather forecasting stone.
Go out and explore!