Here is a list of the Dales 30 mountains which includes their height and location. The ‘Dales 30’ are the thirty mountains over 2,000 feet high in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with at least a 100 foot prominence on all sides. They cover areas in Yorkshire and the quiet parts of Cumbria to the east of the M6.
The full list of mountains are included below with extra information on the most popular ones and links to details on how best to climb them. There is also a map which gives its location and near neighbours.
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At the northerly end of the east ridge above Mallerstang, it can be approached from Kirkby Stephen. The high ridge walk to Little Fell is full of historicql significance.
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A fine mountain with a spectacular situation overlooking Mallerstang. The large summit plateau and standing stones overlooking the valley add more interest.
Swath Fell is the subsidiary peak of Wild Boar Fell, along the broad southern ridge. It is best climbed from Garsdale using the Settle Carlisle Railway.
A stand alone mountain in a vast area of high moorland to the east of Sedbergh. The whole mountain can be confusing in the cloud, even the highest point is not where you would expect.
A rarely visited summit to the east of Mallerstang. There are wonderful views across many of the Dales 30 mountains.
The highest point of the Howgills and an excellent viewing point. Can be approached from Sedbergh or more directly the Cross Keys inn.
Little more than a rise on the long Howgill ridge between Sedbergh and its highest point at the Calf.
A westerly outlier to the main Howgill ridge Fell Head is well seen from the M6. It is rarely visited which is why there are often a herd of fell ponies on its pleasant slopes.
A graceful summit the size of a postage stamp caps a steep sided fell to the north of the main Howgills spine.
The summit is north of Yarlside but displays the same characteristics, steep sided, graceful with excellent views particularly to the north.
The third highest Dales mountain Great Shunner Fell is a long broad ridge to the south and Hawes but much steeper as it continues in to Swaledale. On the Pennine Way.
A short climb from Buttertubs Pass. The mountain is trackless and rarely visited and lies between Wensleydale and Swaledale
A lovely summit with outstanding views down Dentdale and north towards the Howgills and Eastern Lakes. Sometimes called Widdale Fell.
Accessed by landrover tracks with the area the domain of grouse and their management, Rogan's Seat is remote and little loved.
Dodd Fell Hill (strange name) is a rough patch of moorland just off the Pennine Way as it approaches Hawes. It is usually linked with Wether Hill.
Wether Fell (Drumnadrace) has more character than Dodd Fell Hill to the west with the approaches from Hawes making for an attractive walk.
Dominating the village of Kettlewell in Upper Wharfedale Great Whernside has attractive west facing slopes but bleak, boggy moorland to its east.
A superb 1 mile grassy ridge linking the summit of Buckden Pike with the Polish cross is the highlight of a mountain that is the jewel of Wharfedale. There are old lead mines on its west facing slopes.
At the head of Wharfedale is Yockenthwaite Moor, part of a long sweeping and boggy ridge. The approach from Raydale in the north is the most enjoyable.
A long grassy ridge separating Wharfedale from lovely Littondale. The highest point is a mile from the expected summit and trig point.
The highest mountain in Yorkshire is usually climbed from Ribblehead. It is good but better is to approach from Dentdale in the west, quieter and always interesting.
A fine mountain with many excellent routes of ascent (from Clapham is best). The plateau like summit is a distinctive sight from miles around.
A celtic name for a fine mountain, the smallest of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. From Horton the distinctive flat topped summit is accessed via a short scramble. Fun.
Overlooking Dentdale with views further north to the Howgills. The summit is innocuous but a few yards away the trig at Crag Hill is more impressive.
Along the summit ridge of Pen-y-Ghent is Plover Hill, overlooking the head of Littondale. The peace and tranquility to be found is in sharp contrast to its more famous neighbour.
Fountains Fell is east of Pen-y-Ghent, a stones throw from the Pennine Way and the summit is potted with open mines and spoil heaps.
Lower and to the east of Ingleborough lies some flat moorland. A barely discernible rises with a small cairn marks the summit of Simon Fell.
The highest point of a broad, long ridge between Ingleton and Dent. The summit is in Lancashire (its highest mountain) but in the Yorkshire Dales! Linked to Great Coum further north.
The rough neighbour of Fountains Fell. A collapsed trig sat on a peat hag sums up this largely unloved fell. The views however are excellent.
The newest member of the Dales 30 Calf Top is the high point of a long grassy ridge running alongside the lovely valley of Barbondale.