From angles like this, Whernside differs from the other two of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks by being the relatively anonymous highest point of a continuous ridge rather than an isolated distinct peak. Perhaps that's why I didn't recognise it for several years.
It's not immediately obvious, but Gregareth, the ridge on the far side of the next valley (Kingsdale) is visible behind Whernside at the left of this image. Here's a reverse view from there.
The railway viaduct at Ribblehead is particularly clear from here, if somewhat dwarfed by the hill. It's a massive structure, really; a true feat of engineering, not least for having been erected in such a remote location.
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