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Buckden Pike

After two weekends of no walking, I absolutely had to get out today, whatever the weather threw at me. A week of lovely cold, clear days was abruptly ended with a Saturday of howling wind, freezing rain and low cloud. The walk up beside Buckden Beck was a delight and I don't know why anyone would use the Rake to reach the summit when they could go this way. The tops were still mostly frozen, with an inch of water lying atop the frozen peat bed. Wind chill of -10C recorded on the summit and I decided to forgo the long walk out to Naughtberry Hill for another day.

Walk Details

Date: 2012-12-15

Start: Buckden    Finish: Buckden

Distance: 4.6 mls, 7.40 km

Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m

Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 10:35

Duration: 02:35

Ave Speed: 1.8 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Buckden, Buckden Beck, Buckden Lead Mines, Buckden Pike, Buckden Rake, Buckden

Parking Grid Ref: SD 94240 77342

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2782 - Buckden Pike (2303 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP1744 - Buckden Pike (Slightly damaged condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

Date: 2012-11-24
Distance: 6.9 mls, 11.10 km
Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Easington Fell

Date: 2012-12-27
Distance: 7.4 mls, 11.91 km
Height Gain: 1100 ft, 335.3 m