Buckden - Yockenthwaite 8 miles (plus optional 3 mile extension)

Group: Take a Hike

Sunday 25 July, 2021
8 miles

The maximum number of people on this walk will be 30, including the Walk Leader.

From Buckden we head through Rakes Wood to the hamlet of Cray and then follow the limestone escarpment through beautiful wildflower meadows to meet the Dales Way at Yockenthwaite. We follow the river a short distance to reach a small stone circle where we will stop for a lunch break (please bring a packed lunch).

We will then head back to Buckden by following the route of the Dales Way along the river Wharfe, via Hubberholme where there is a picturesque 12th century Norman church which contains a few mice carved by Robert Thompson (The Mouseman) of Kilburn. 

As we reach the edge of Buckden, there is likely to be an optional three mile extension up a hill to Redmire Wood and back with great views across the valley. (Anyone not wanting to do the extra section can just head up the road a short distance to the car park.) 

The starting point is the large pay and display car park in Buckden. Nearest post code is BD23 5JA. Allow plenty of time for your journey.

There are toilets at the meeting point. 

If you’re a Ramblers member please bring along your membership card (or download the Ramblers App to get your digital membership card) if possible as the walk leader will be using the Ramblers App walk register tool which scans the QR code on your card.

If you have any questions about Take A Hike or what to bring you may find these FAQs helpful https://takeahike.org.uk/group-info

Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.

Booking your place
If you would like to join this walk, please book a place using the Link in Additional Notes section below.  If you are viewing this on the Ramblers App the Additional Notes are not displayed, please visit the websites for the booking link.

Please note that places will fill up quickly, bookings will start at 8pm on 20/07/21 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.

Additional Notes: –

To book your place please use the link HERE, bookings will start at 8pm on 20/07/21 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk.

starting point
Buckden Car Park, BD23 5JA
starting grid reference
post code
BD23 5JA

Start point

Buckden Car Park, BD23 5JA

54.19051, -2.089909

Susan Wilkinson
Take a Hike
National Park
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