The Dales 30

 

 

The ‘Dales 30’ are the mountains in the Yorkshire and Cumbrian Dales (defined by the new National Park Boundary) which are over 2,000 foot high with a drop of a minimum of 30 metres (98.4 ft) in each direction. They are defined as Hewitts in the Official classification of Mountains.
As well as a good challenge they also provide an excellent reason to visit many of the popular, and less popular, areas in the Dales.

The Official Book of the ‘Dales 30’

I have now written a companion book to the ‘Dales 30’. It is a 120 page, full colour, guide to the mountains of the Dales.

The main features of the book are

  • Each of the 30 mountains includes the following:
    • A full description of the Best Route
    • Alternative routes are also described
    • A personal view of the mountain from the author
    • High quality, colour photography
    • A sketch map showing the route & alternatives
    • Facts and anecdotes about the mountain and the nearby area.
  • A description of excellent hills in the Dales which do not make the magic 2,000 foot. 
  • Other local experts give their view on alternative aspects of the Dales 30 such as the 3 Peaks Challenge, the maintenance of the paths and public transport in the area.

To Buy the Book:
Price:  £12.95 (Postage Free). 




You can order securely online using PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay by debit or credit card by selecting the ‘Don’t have a PayPal account’ option at the checkout.

Alternatively if you would prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please complete the Order Form and return it by email or post. 

Reviews of the Dales 30 

The Craven Herald review is on Here 

The Keighley News review is Here

 


Full List of the Dales 30 

Click on the names of each mountain for more information on the best walks to the summits.

      Height (ft) Height (ms) 1/25,000 Map Trig point
 
1 Whernside Western Dales 2,415 736 OL2 SD 739 814
2 Ingleborough Western Dales 2,375 724 OL 2 SD 741 746
3 Great Shunner Fell Northern Dales 2,349 716 OL 30 SD 849 973
4 High Seat Cumbrian Pennines 2,326 709 OL19 NY 802 013
5 Wild Boar Fell  Cumbrian Pennines 2,323 708 OL19 SD 758 988
6 Great Whernside Upper Wharfedale 2,310 704 OL 2 SE 002 739
7 Buckden Pike Upper Wharfedale 2,303 702 OL 30 SD 961 788
8 Pen y Ghent Western Dales 2,277 694 OL 2 SD 839 734
9 Great Coum Western Dales 2,254 687 OL 2 SD  701 836
10 Swarth Fell Cumbrian Pennines 2,234 681 OL19 SD 755 967
11 Plover Fell Western Dales 2,231 680 OL 2 SD 848 753
12 Baugh Fell, Tarn Rigg Cumbrian Pennines 2,224 678 OL19 SD 714 917
13 The Calf The Howgills 2,218 676 OL19 SD 667 971
14 Lovely Seat Northern Dales 2,215 675 OL 30 SD 879 951
15 Calders The Howgills 2,212 674 OL19 SD 671 961
16 Great Knoutberry Hill Northern Dales 2,205 672 OL 2 SD 789 872
17 Rogan’s Seat Northern Dales 2,205 672 OL 30 NY 920 031
18 Dodd Fell Hill Northern Dales 2,192 668 OL 30 SD 841 846
19 Fountain’s Fell Western Dales 2,192 668 OL 30 SD 864 716
20 Little Fell Cumbrian Pennines 2,188 667 OL19 SD 809 966
21 Simon’s Fell, Ingleborough Western Dales 2,133 656 OL 2 SD 754 751
22 Yockenthwaite Moor Upper Wharfedale 2,110 643 OL 30 SD 909 811
23 Fell Head The Howgills 2,100 640 OL19 SD 649 982
24 Yarlside The Howgills 2,096 639 OL19 SD 686 985
25 Gragareth Western Dales 2,060 628 OL 2 SD 688 793
26 Darnbrook Fell Western Dales 2,047 624 OL 30 SD 885 728
27 Randy Gill Top The Howgills 2,047 624 OL19 NY 687 001
28 Drumaldrace, Wether Fell Northern Dales 2,014 614 OL 30 SD 874 867
29 Birks Fell Upper Wharfedale 2,001 610 OL 30 SD 919 764
30 Calf Top Western Dales 2,000 610 OL 2 SD 664 857

Story of  “The Dales 30”

The Wainwrights in the Lake District, the Munros in Scotland are just two of the list ticking incentives to visit our upland areas and on any given day there will be dedicated walkers striding out trying to add to their total and gaining an elusive tick or two in the book. So why not the Dales (not just Yorkshire but the Howgills and fells round Sedbergh).

 

The final fell in the list, Calf Top above Barbondale, was recently resurveyed and did make the magic number…just!

Photos of the “Dales 30”

Crag Hill

Crag Hill

 

Keith summit of Great Whernside

Keith on Great Whernside

Rogans Seat

Rogan’s Seat

Pennine Way on Dodd Fell Hill

Dodd Fell Hill, nr Hawes

Gragareth

Gragareth

Wild Boar Fell from south

Wild Boar Fell

Summit Buckden Pike

Buckden Pike

Inglebough from Ewes Top

Ingleborough

Great Whernside panorama

Great Whernside