ONE OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES 30 HILLS
PARKING-Buckden pike car park, upper wharfedale, Skipton, BD23 5JA
MILES-7 MILES approx. HEIGHT-702M
ASCENT-520m ascent approx.
FACILITIES- TOILETS, PICNIC TABLE
The ‘Dales 30’ are the mountains in the Yorkshire and Cumbrian Dales (defined by the new National Park Boundary) which are over 2,000 foot high with a drop of a minimum of 30 metres (98.4 ft) in each direction.
The Walk starts at the opposite end of the car park from the toilets
A well defined path to start, you follow the wall which is on your left on a stone pitched path.
The you come to a gate and sign to Buckden pike.
Then you turn right which then crosses open moorland often with cattle/sheep so care needed with dogs.
The path is obvious as you follow it, but after heavy rain the moorland can become boggy, also low cloud and poor visibility the path would become less obvious.
The path gently rises across the moorland, there is some great rocks on the right hand side to stop and enjoy the views or if like my children its a great place to do some climbing, just before the steep paved ascent up to the summit.
From the summit You follow the wall and sign post to the war memorial, this area can now become very boggy, and difficult in low cloud so we would recommend a compass and map.
The path descends the hillside to make an enjoyable circular walk back to the car.