Walk 4 - Buckden Triangle- 5 or 7.5 miles circular- 3 or 4.5 hours - A popular short but excellent walk suitable for families. This has the attraction or visiting 3 pubs including the White Lion, The George at Hubberholme and the Buck Inn. Back to Upper Wharfedale Page
Start from Buckden car park and follow old coach road up the hill (towards Cray). The track levels out for some distance looking down into the valley below. After the 'open section' and when the hamlet of Cray comes into view look for a small gateway in the wall on the left and descend steeply to the stepping stones across the stream and the White Lion pub at Cray. Cross the stream and road taking the track to the rear of the pub. This passes through a number of farm buildings and after a gate leaves the farmyard to cross the pasture following the contour of the land and bearing to the right. After a short while the path crosses a stream on a footbridge. The path is very easy to follow maintaining the same contour for 1.5 miles until Scar House is reached
At Scar House a decision can be made whether to take the shorter version and descend the farm track down to Hubberholme or continue on a the same contour for a further 1 mile eventually meeting a stony track and dropping down to the farm buildings at Yockenthwaite. If this latter option is taken bear left without crossing the river and look for a stile in the wall just after the last building. This then drops down to the river and maintains the left hand bank all the way to Hubberholme where the two tracks converge.
Passing to the rear of Hubberholme Church cross the road bridge to The George public house and follow the road to Buckden for 1/4 mile. Turn left through a gate [footpath sign] and follow the right hand river bank back to Buckden and the car park.
Facilities at Buckden include the Buckden and West Winds Tea Rooms and the Buck Inn. There is a small shop on the Green.
Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should always consult the relevant OS map. All timings are approximate and for a person of average fitness and ability.
©John Carey 2009