The highest village in Yorkshire, Buckden has its own mountain. With grassy slopes and an easy ascent gradually gaining height as you traverse its flanks, Buckden Pike is a mountain not to be missed. We've camped on the summit in summer when the becks ran dry and also in late December when our waterproofs froze and darkness fell as we hunted by torchlight for a spring.
LOCATION: North Yorkshire Dales
START: Buckden pay & display car park, toilets
Grid ref: SD942772 Postcode: BD235JA
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Pathfinder OL32 Yorkshire Dales, Northern & Central Landranger 98
EN ROUTE: Wharfedale, Old Coach Road