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Whernside Loop Trail is a 8 mile loop trail located near Ingleton, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 1,778 ft Route type Loop
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A fairly steep walk up the first of the Yorkshire Peaks, with views of the surrounding areas and Ribblehead viaducts.

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Richard Sewell
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Popular route and easy to follow considering its one of the famous 3. Amazing how different the weather can be at the top, so prepare for the worst, otherwise you will regret it! Pretty steep on the way down if you're walking the standard anticlockwise route so tough on the knees. Might be easier to go clockwise if you have bad ones! stunning views and good paths, not too muddy but can be icy this time of year. Lots of parking, but gets busy after 10am. Can also team this route up with the Ingleborough 'out and back' if you fancy an extra challenge.

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Sam Holland
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Great walk, terrible weather!

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Matthew Moroney
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Mike Hollister
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Due to the construction/repairs to the viaduct we ‘accidentally’ did the route anticlockwise - it was a great hike with some great views. I think if we were to do it again we would just make it an ‘out and back’ route and go out and back on the anticlockwise route. Not sure the climb up or down those stairs offer much other than pain haha. However, i’m glad we did it this way rather than the clockwise route as suggested.

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Freya Leader
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Simon Done
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Went up clockwise this time weather was really good, bit of wind on the summit as expected but dry all the way round and beautiful views.

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Jen Spence
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loved it! climb up clockwise was hard but deffo preferred that way for the decent - unreal views from the top!

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Jayne Dawson
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Fabulous trail, easy to follow, definitely better to follow the route clockwise. Glorious views, a great way to spend a few hours

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Andy Clark
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Excellent walk. Good paths all the way round. I went anticlockwise and the steps down really tired me out. They're big drop steps and go on for longer than I imagined. I definitely recommend going round clockwise, though the ascent will be pretty steep as a consequence, I think it'd be worth that pain.

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Amy Pike
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Piers Morris
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Clockwise allows for a fast but steep ascent and then a gradual, scenic route down. I would definitely recommend and also setting off before 10am to avoid the crowds.

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Garry Plummer
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Shane Moody
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Maria Palmer
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We did the trail clockwise which is definitely the fastest route up with a lot of steps and no break. However the decent was then gentle on the knees as this is a much more gradual incline. However we would have been happy to do the route either way. Great views at the top and was lovely to walk along and take in the views for a period of time.

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Malone Dan
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Simon Done
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Took the clockwise route weather was misty/foggy but a great peaceful and quiet trek round. Fog/mist on the summit although I did set off early at 0700hrs but still enjoyed the bimble round on my own.

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Charles Bridges
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LHamzah User
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Rosie Clayton
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Brilliant walk. Glad we took advice from here and went clockwise...steep start but you are rewarded with incredible views. We’ll be back for the other 2 Peaks!

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Elizabeth O'Reilly
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Great walk

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Philip Hare
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Andrew Preston
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Grand, very foggy and windy but good trails, easy to navigate.

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Daryl Friend
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Jane Brewster
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Lovely walk, did it today. We went clockwise after reading reviews and were very glad we did, the steep part is made of large, irregular rocky steps and we met several people coming towards us who wished they'd done it the other way round. Had lunch at the top of that bit and were lucky enough to see a steam train coming over the viaduct. Recommend arriving before 10:30 at weekends at this time of year (September) to guarantee parking.

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Paul Glasby
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Stephen Waite
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Paul Glasby
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brilliant walk, a bit steep and rocky in places.

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Jodie Elizabeth
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Absolutely beautiful, did this walk with a 1 year old in a carrier and two 5 yr old and a 7yr old, did the full 10 mile loop and the 3 kids walked it great, went clockwise which was easier to climb rather then go down the steep descent with the kids. Even saw a steam train on the viaduct.

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