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Sunday 24th Sep - walk A details

Location: Buckden

Leader

Trevor Rawlings

Depart Time Stretford

9am

Travel Time

1hr 20mins

Grade

Hard/Moderate

Distance

8.5 miles

Map

OL30 Explorer

Postcode

BD23 5JA

Grid Ref

 

Approx Ascent

1650ft

Brief Description

The walk starts from the main car park in Buckden (£4.50 all day). The walk begins from the opposite end of the car park from the B walk; from the outset, although there is no scrambling, there is a fairly strenuous ascent of about 1600ft over a shortish distance to Buckden Beck; we cross the beck and a further short climb brings us to the Pike. If the weather is clear we shall enjoy magnificent views as the Pike is the second highest point in the area (with Great Whernside only two feet higher!) From the Pike we begin to go south and take in the memorial to the Polish fliers who crashed there during the last war. The walk then takes us past the shake holes which can always be boggy and we join Walden Road, an ancient packhorse route and follow this all the way to the pretty village of Starbotton .Here we cross the road and the river and follow its course for part of the way on the Dalesway back into Buckden.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

Sunday 24th Sep - walk B details

Location: Buckden

Leader

Anne Rawlings

Depart Time Stretford

9am

Travel Time

1hr 20mins

Grade

Moderate

Distance

7.5 miles

Map

OL30 Explorer

Postcode

BD23 5JA

Grid Ref

 

Approx Ascent

950ft

Brief Description

The walk starts from the main car park in Buckden (£4.50 all day). We leave the car park by Buckden Rake and ascend gently with the River Wharfe below us.The terrain flattens out and we descend to the hamlet of Cray by crossing the stream using the stepping stones.The walk takes us on good paths behind the White Lion pub in Cray and via meadows and woods on undulating land, via Scar House, to Yockenthwaite. Here we join the river and follow its course all the way to Hubberholme. The church here is well worth a visit, if open.There are many examples of the furniture made by Robert Thompson, aka 'The Mouseman'. Hubberholme was also the favourite village of the playwright, J B Priestley and there is a memorial to him inside the church. Having crossed the bridge, we make our way down the road for a short while (by-passing the Red Lion), to join the Dalesway back into Buckden. This pretty walk offers variety of terrain, meadows, fields, rivers, streams and, in good weather, superb views.

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