Upper Wharfedale: Buckden and Yockenthwaite

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Upper Wharfedale: Buckden and Yockenthwaite is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Skipton, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,791 feet Route Type: Loop


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Walking in the Upper Wharfedale, you will find limestone uplands, beautiful valleys and picturesque waterfalls. It is a charming little valley that is difficult to get to in a large vehicle. You will see the villages of Cray, Yokenthwaite, and Hubberholme full of valleys and a series of waterfalls. The walk starts at the National Trust car park off the B6160. The path will offer excellent views of the surrounding valleys. Follow the signs and stay left along Buckden Rake towards Cray. Once in Cray, locate the footpath posted for Stubbings Bridge and Yockenthwaite behind the White Lion pub. You will reach the Scar House and veer left to a remote valley and ruined barn. Still going towards Yockenthwaite, stay on the north bank of the river and follow Dalesway to Hubberholme. Then you will cross the bridge and take the path back to Buckden.