A Nidderdale Ramble - Sun 11th Nov 2007
The walk starts from the parking area at Scar House Reservoir and takes us in an anticlockwise direction up to Great Haw, then along the ridge to Carle Fell, Dead Man's Hill, and Little Whernside, descending then to Angram Reservoir and back along the south bank of Sca House reservoir to the car park.

The view looking east from the top of the dam which was completed in 1936 to supply water to Bradford.

  Looking over Scar House Dam
Having crossed the dam we head northeast along the Nidderdale way for approximately 1 km then turn northwest and follow a wall leading up the fell past a line of grouse butts.

After just over 1 km at the head of Woo Gill we pick up a track which turns northeast again leading to some grouse butts near Haugh Crags, the track then fizzles out and we strike out the short distance over the heather to the summit of Great Haw.

  Looking back to Scar House Dam from the Nidderdale Way
The grouse butts near Haugh Crags
After leaving Great Haw we head southwest along the ridge over Carle Fell and Dead Man's Hill until we finally reach Little Whernside. The terrain is fairly featurless save for the views over Coverdale until we reach Dead Man's Hill where Little Whernside with its table like top comes into view, as seen here in the picture.
  Little Whernside from Dead Man's Hill
The weather although moody is improving as we reach the summit of Little Whernside in the early afternoon. Buckden Pike can be seen in the distance.  
  Ther summit of Little Whernside looking west towards Buckden Pike
Gerry poses on the summit
As can be seen the top of Little Whernside is mostly peat hags and bogs
We leave Little Whernside and descend southeast following the wall towards Angram Reservoir - completed in 1919
  Angram Reservoir
Looking back across Angram dam to Little Whernside.
Another view from the southeast side of Angram Dam and a last look at Little Whernside in the late afternoon light. It is now just over 2 km back along south bank of Scar House Reservoir to the car park.

A great walk amongst the stunning scenery of Upper Nidderdale.

Distance 10 miles.