Whernside is a long ridge, running north-south, and is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, along with Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, in North Yorkshire, England. Its height reaches 736 metres ( 2415 feet), being the highest point in the county. It offers stunning views of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay, on a clear day. The terrain is notoriously wet but the west edge has some erosion as it is less hiked and better underfoot. There is a footpath from the east at Ribblehead that heads north through Smithy Hill and Grain Ings and then south to Whernside. If the ridge is climbed as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the hill will be climbed following the path up from Ribblehead to descend to Bruntscar.