The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 2 Distinctive, 1 Boring?
I’ve always loved Ingleborough and Pen y Gent yet found Whernside a boring hill to look at. As kids playing on Pendle Hill we could easily see the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on a clear day – 2 very distinctive mountains and one boring lump
But on a day out with my parents, we drove up through Slaidburn to Bentham and I saw the 2 peaks and this other one I didn’t recognise.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Whernside
It’s a completely different look – a long ridge and distinctive pyramid shape when viewed from Bentham!
Put the 3 together and they look like this – you can see the 3 peaks are a long way from each other – left to right you have
- Pen y Gent
Whernside it a few feet taller than Ingleborough, though further away in this photo – hence looking a bit smaller.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Ingleborough
Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Pen Y Gent