Buckden Pike Circular

Walk Route

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  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Start Location Name: Buckden Car Park
  • Finish Location Name: Buckden Car Park

OS Route Map & GPX Download

The Ordnance Survey map below shows the full walk route, in pink. You can use this (try the full screen mode) on your smartphone to guide you where to go.

Download file for GPS

Download the GPX file for your GPS navigation device using the pink link above, and you’ll be able to use this walk on your own devices.

Walk Description

If you fancy a challenge, this seven-mile circular walk takes you from Buckden car park up to the top of Buckden Pike and back through diverse landscapes.

If you fancy a challenge, this seven-mile circular walk takes you from Buckden car park, through the remains of the mining industry in the Yorkshire Dales, through Upper Wharfedale and onto Buckden Pike, then down through Starbotton and alongside The River Wharfe back to the starting point.

The walk boasts diverse scenery, from hay meadows, riverside strolls along the River Wharfe, to upland hill farms and wild moorland. When you hit the top of Buckden Pike you can expect huge skies and an impressive view reaching far and wide.

The top of Buckden Pike you’ll find a Trig Point that is also an RAF memorial for a Polish member of the crew who crashed onto the moors during a snowstorm in 1942. The sole survivor of the crash was able to find his way off the moor in the snow by tailing a fox.

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