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Buckden Pike from Buckden
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Upper Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Ascent - 1900 feet / 576 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from the village of Buckden in Upper Wharfedale this Yorkshire Dales walk visits the summit of Buckden Pike before descending to Starbotton. The return to Buckden is along the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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