Buckden Pike

Walk Details

Date: 2012-12-15
From: Buckden    To: Buckden
Distance: 4.6 mls, 7.40 km
Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m

Parking at: SD 94240 77342
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Route Description: Buckden, Buckden Beck, Buckden Lead Mines, Buckden Pike, Buckden Rake, Buckden

Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 10:35    Duration: 02:35
Ave Speed: 1.8 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Walking with: Alone

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Walk Notes

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.

Hills on this Walk

2782 - Buckden Pike (2303 ft, 702.00 m) - (Ma,Sim,Hew,N)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP1744 - Buckden Pike - (Pillar in Slightly damaged condition)

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Previous Walk

Date: 2012-11-24, Walk Name: Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

Distance: 6.9 miles, Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

Next Walk

Date: 2012-12-27, Walk Name: Easington Fell

Distance: 7.4 miles, Height Gain: 1100 ft, 335.3 m