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.

Looking towards Hubberholme
Buckden Out Moor
Looking towards Hubberholme, Raisgill and Yockenthwaite
Team Picture
Team Picture
Final Climb
View from the top towards Cam Fell
Ian, Andrew Annette and Steven at the summit of Buckden Pike
The memorial by Polish pilot Joseph Fusniak – the rear gunner in a Wellington bomber which crashed in a snowstorm in January 1942.
Heading towards Starbottom Fell – bog hopping
Starbottom Fell with Firth Fell in the distance
Brew time
Warming up after the cold of the top
The girls taking the rays after the cold winds on the top
Looking down Upper Wharfedale
pper Wharfedale looking towards Hubberholme
Bridge over the Wharfe at Starbottom
Bridge over the Wharfe at Starbottom
Buck Inn Buckden
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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

Walk statistics