Buckden Pike

Buckden Pike 2rd May 2014

The parish of Buckden lies on the Dales Way, at the northern end of Wharfedale and consists of the village itself, nestling under the impressive bulk of Buckden Pike, as well as the hamlets of Cray, Hubberholme, Raisgill, Yockenthwaite, Deepdale, Beckermonds, Oughtershaw and Greenfield. Set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park,

This walk starts in Buckden from the Buck Inn. Its a moderate climb to the top of Buckden Pike at a height of 702m (2303ft). The temperature in the valley was mild but once on the top it was several degrees colder. You then follow the ridge to

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Katy Annette Andrew and Ian at the start of the “Buckden Rake”

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Almost at the top of the “Buckden Rake”

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Looking towards Hubberholme

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Buckden Out Moor

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Looking towards Hubberholme, Raisgill and Yockenthwaite

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Team Picture

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Team Picture

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Final Climb

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Ian, Andrew Annette and Steven at the summit of Buckden pike

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View from the top towards Cam Fell

 

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The memorial by Polish pilot Joseph Fusniak – the rear gunner in a Wellington bomber which crashed in a snowstorm in January 1942.

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Heading towards Starbottom Fell – bog hopping

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Starbottom Fell with Firth Fell in the distance

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Brew time

 

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Warming up after the cold of the top

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The girls taking the rays after the cold winds on the top

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Looking down Upper Wharfedale

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Upper Wharfedale  looking towards Hubberholme

 

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Bridge over the Wharfe at Starbottom

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Bridge over the Wharfe at Starbottom

 

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Buckden

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Buck Inn Buckden

 
Buckden Pike Route
OS_Map
Walk statistics
Total Distance 14km
Total Time 4:20 hrs
Ave Moving Time 3.6km
Ave Speed 3.2km
Total Ascent 228m
Total Descent 294m

Buckden Pike