A full list of the 30 hills which make up the Dales 30. The Dales 30 are all 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 (100 foot) in each direction. They are defined as Hewitts in the Official classification of Mountains.
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|
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).
We have some great mountains in the area, and in my opinion, any summit is worth a visit. Being on the highest point of an area brings a satisfaction and a purpose to a walk. Having a selection of these summits to visit brings a real purpose to a visit to the area and once there is a purpose people will stay and enjoy the rest of the fantastic landscape, villages and people.
Most visitors will have heard of the 3 Peaks (Whernside, Pen y Ghent and Ingleborough) but very few will have ventured further afield to enjoy some of the other high spots in the county. When they do they will be surprised, not just by their beauty, but by their solitude. It is quite possible that you will not meet someone on your walk and so much the better for it. The routes to these summits are also somewhat arbitrary, paths can be indistinct and the ground rough but that is the challenge.
30 may not seem that many but to be honest there are not that many mountains/hills/fells in the area. I also wanted there to be a proper definition and a 2,000 foot cut off with a drop of 100 foot on all sides certainly satisfies this. All these hills are classified as Hewitts in the official mountain classification.
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”
Keith on Great Whernside
Dodd Fell Hill, nr Hawes
Wild Boar Fell