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Buckden Circular

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England, about 10.50km (6.52 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 127m (416ft)
Descent 130m (426ft)
Max. Elevation 400m (1312ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 257m (842ft)
Start & End
Buckden, Yorkshire
Distance 10.50km
Duration ~3:15h
2Created by mac.hawk on 05 Dec 2015
A 12 mile circular route from Buckden along well defined RoW's. Buckden is served Mon-Sat by regular buses from Ilkley & Skipton (No's 72 & 72R) & on Sundays by Dalesbus from Wakefield/Leeds. Public toilets at Buckden. Pubs in Buckden, Cray & Hubberholme. Church in Hubberholme features Robert Thompson's 'mouse' artwork on some of the pews.

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OS Grid SD942772
The walk starts from the YDNPA Car Park in Buckden (the Bus Stop is here too). Head north along an obvious footpath that climbs relatively gently uphill and pass through a lightly wooded area.
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The bridleway veers right & follow it (ignoring the path at right that heads uphill to Buckden Pike) for 1/2 mile to take a path on the left that heads downhill towards the White Lion pub at Cray.
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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The wayposted footpath runs around the back of the pub and follow it as it veers right and climbs uphill gently to reach a footbridge over Crook Gill.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
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Once over the footbridge follow the RoW footpath that runs along the lip of the hill to Scar House. There are excellent views down the head of the Wharfe Valley along this section.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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The footpath continues in similar vein beyond Scar House through a number of fields to Little House whereafter it descends, initially through woodland, to the farm at Yockenthwaite.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
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At Yockenthwaite you can either follow the north bank of the river or the minor road east (left) for approx 1 3/4 miles to the hamlet of Hubberholme.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
OS Grid SD925782
At Hubberholme The George Inn & the Church of St Michael & All Angels are both worth a visit. Follow the road for 1/2 mile & a waypost on the left indicates following a RoW footpath to the river bank.
About 2.19 km (~1.36 miles) from
OS Grid SD933779
The footpath soon joins the river bank and follow it downstream for 3/4 mile to reach the road that is Dubb's Lane.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
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At the road turn left and follow it briefly back into Buckden.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SD942771
The walk is approx 12 miles. Pub & Tea Room's usually available for refreshments.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from

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10 Dec 2015
72/72R 2016 Bus Service Changes

NYCC cuts in subsidies for public transport will result in changes to the 72 & 72R services from April 2016. It is currently looking like a Skipton-Grassington service will continue Mon-Sat. Services from Ilkley to Grassington, along with all services from Grassington to Kettlewell/Buckden being on a demand responsive basis. See http://www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk/#/latest-news/4590022137/North-Yorkshire-Bus-Subsidy-Cut-Proposals/10205989 for details.

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