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The Yorkshire Dales Top 10                                            UK Ultras

Sunrise from Swarth Pike, Johnnie Watson 2010

This is a round of the ten highest summits in the Yorkshire Dales including both North Yorkshire and Cumbria.  It was first completed by Johnnie Watson in March 2010 in a time of 22 hours 33 minutes.  starting from Horton in Ribblesdale.  The run of some 72 miles and 17000' of ascent is based on a route published by Brian Smales in 1999. See below for a brief report of Johnnie's run.

Route

The object is to visit the ten peaks listed below starting and finishing at the Three Peaks Cafe in Horton in Ribblesdale (Grid Ref SD 798 727). Use OS Explorer Maps OL2 - Yorkshire Dales Southern and Western areas, OL30 - Yorkshire Dales Northern and Central areas and OL 19 - Howgill and Upper Eden Valley.

Schedule

Johnnie Watson's report below includes a schedule of actual times at each summit.

Completions

This is an informal route without rules, registrations or time limits although Johhnie Watson would be interested to hear of any further successful rounds.  Email: johnnietboy@yahoo.com.

Links and Further Information

□   The Yorkshire Dales Top 10 - Johnnie Watson's brief report including a schedule of times.

□   The Yorkshire Dales Top Ten - Brian Smailes (Challenge Publications, 1999)

1

Pen Y Ghent

2277’

GR 849 752

2

Great Whernside

2310’

GR 002 739

3

Buckden Pike

2303’

GR 961 788

4

Great Shunner Fell

2349’

GR 849 973

5

High Seat

2326’

GR 802 012

6

Swarth Fell

2235’

GR 755 966

7

Crag Hill

2238’

GR 692 833

8

Great Coum

2250’

GR 700 835

9

Whernside

2415’

GR 738 814

10

Ingleborough

2372’

GR 741 746