5 of 5 (1 vote)

Cam Head and Buckden Pike

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England, about 16.10km (10.00 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 470m (1541ft)
Loss 484m (1587ft)
Max. Elevation 700m (2296ft)
Elevation (total) 954m (3128ft)
Start & End
Kettlewell
Distance 16.10km
(10mi)
Duration ~6:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 04 Oct 2012
This is a fine Dales walk, with a little bit of everything. Some high walking, as you follow the ridge from Cam Head to Buckden Pike; a beautiful stroll back along the River Wharfe; and a selection of great pubs in the Dales' villages of Bucken and Kettlewell. Pint of Black Sheep for me, thanks. The Dalesbus provides transport all along Wharfedale.

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Waypoints

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Take the bus to Kettlewell.
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A track leaves due north from the village, up Cam Pasture.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SD970752
Keep climbing up to Cam Head.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SD970763
Head to the top of the hill and then follow the path going north.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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The path continues to Buckden Pike, the high point of the walk at 702m.
About 2.61 km (~1.62 miles) from
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Descend down into Wharfedale, on the path leading to Rakes Wood.
About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
OS Grid SD942771
Stop for a drink in Buckden before crossing the river to pick up the Dales Way on the opposite bank.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
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One of the finest stretches of riverside walking in England! It's a good bird watching spot as well - keep your eyes peeled on the woods to your right.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
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Cross the bridge back across to Kettlewell.
About 4.13 km (~2.57 miles) from

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