Buckden Circular Walk
Buckden Circular Walk

Buckden Circular Walk

Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Buckden Circular Walk

Buckden Circular Walk

Distance: 4.9mi
Elevation: 1,342ft
Time: 2.5-3.5h

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The Buckden Circular Walk is a lovely adventure in Yorkshire Dales National Park that will provide scenic views overlooking Wharfedale and the chance to visit several waterfalls. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill through the valley to view some waterfalls in Cray before descending into the valley floor towards Hubberholme for a return along the river. This moderate length trail offers a great way to experience some terrain that is characteristic of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Buckden Circular Walk from Grassington, drive west for 0.8mi along Station Road/B6265 and turn right onto B6160. Follow this for 9.6mi and turn right to enter the car park.

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Backcountry Campground

No

When to do

Year-Round

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Lollipop


Buckden Circular Walk
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Buckden Circular Walk Description

While there may be some sections of uphill walking along this route that won’t be suitable for everyone, there are some truly beautiful views along the Buckden Circular Walk that sweep across Wharfedale Valley and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales landscape that you won’t want to miss. Additionally, parking at the trailhead costs £4.80 for the day.

Setting out from the car park in Buckden, you will head north and immediately begin climbing uphill along the lower slopes of Buckden Pike. After traversing the countryside and taking in the sight of Middle Falls in the northeast corner of the trail, you will backtrack for a short distance to make your way into the village of Cray. Here, there are several other waterfalls just a few minutes further up the river that can be enjoyed, as well as the White Lion Pub, where you can grab some mid-walk refreshments.

From here, you will traverse the valley floor to the southwest on the way to the village of Hubberholme, where you can visit the Church of St Michael and All Saints before crossing over the River Wharfe. Head to the southeast and follow along the winding banks of the River Wharfe that will eventually bring you back to the trailhead in Buckden.

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