Buckden to Grassington via the Dalesway

  • Bus from Grassington to Buckden
  • Set in picturesque limestone scenery
  • Visit a number of Dales villages

This one way walk takes in my favourite section of the Dalesway (albeit in reverse) with some lovely limestone scenery and classic Dales villages typifying the pleasures of walking in the Yorkshire Dales. In reality the walk can be easily split in to two simple sections; that from Buckden to Kettlewell with the path clinging close to the River Wharfe and after Kettlewell when the paths takes to the higher ground to the east. The limestone scenery is fantastic, pavements and escarpments, dry river valleys and the infamous Conistone Pie all adding to the more obvious pleasure of easy walking on short grass and soft rock.

Recommend: It is worth the detour down Conistone Dib, a spectacular limestone valley

Transport: The 72/72R leaves the National Park Centre in Grassington for Buckden (Mon to Sat) at 8.02, 10.33 or 12.33 arriving at Buckden half an hour later.

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Buckden to Grassington map

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL2 and OL30. Yorkshire Dales.Buy Map
Start Point: SD 942772. Cross the Wharfe via the bridge at Buckden and head left /south towards Kettlewell. The start of the walk is on OL30 and after Kettlewell joins map OL2
Height to Climb: 207 ms (665 feet)
Terrain: As this is the Dalesway (albeit travelling the wrong way) the path is obvious and good.
Eating & Drinking: Kettlewell (4 miles in) is has some lovely pleaces to stop for a cuppa and there is also a pub in Buckden and a choice of places to eat and drink in Grassington
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