North-west from Buckden to Redmire, then south-west and a climb to the top of Birks Fell. North-west via Birks Tarn to meet A Pennine Journey on Horse Head Moor, followed by a north-east descent to the hamlet of Yockenthwaite. East on the Dales Way to Hubberholme alongside the banks of the River Wharfe, then up to Cray before returning to Buckden by way of Buckden Rake. An 11-mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales.
Recommended Ordnance Survey Map
The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of the Yorkshire Dales Northern & Central Area, reference OS Explorer OL30, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.
An old farmhouse by the side of Water Gill below Birks Fell.
The north-east view of Buckden Pike from Birks Fell.
Birks Tarn, one of the largest tarns in the Yorkshire Dales, on the wide ridge between Birks Fell and Out Moor.
Ravine below Horse Head, cut out of the landscape by the running waters of Hagg Beck.
The view north towards Yockenthwaite Moor, with the tiny hamlet of Yockenthwaite situated at the foot of the steep slopes.
The view east through the Langstrothdale valley with Buckden Pike in the distance.
The hamlet of Yockenthwaite on the northern side of the River Wharfe in Langstrothdale.
Grade 2 listed 18th-century bridge over the River Wharfe at Yockenthwaite.
The River Wharfe between Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme.
The Dales Way footpath by the side of the River Wharfe between Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme.
Cray Gill flowing under Stubbing Bridge just east of Hubberholme.
Waterfalls formed by Cray Gill between Hubberholme and Cray.
Looking down towards Cray, a small hamlet on the B6160 road about a mile north of Buckden.
Footpath across Buckden Rake between Cray and Buckden.
The River Wharfe and the village of Hubberholme in Upper Wharfedale, at the point where Wharfedale meets the beautiful valley of Langstrothdale.
Heading downhill from Buckden Rake to Buckden village.