|Walk:||Starbotton, Old Cote Moor Top, Moss Top, Horse Head Gate, Horse Head, Yockenthwaite, Scar House, Buckden Rake|
|Start Point:||Buckden car park||Grid Ref:||SD 942 773|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||2,400 feet|
|Weather:||A bright and sunny day but windy on the tops|
John L (leader), Ray, Mandy, Ross, Phil, Eric, Marie, John D, a couple of visitors
|Comments:||Pleasant walk on the Dales Way and a gradual climb to the top of the moor. A little tedious along the top but a gradual descent to Yockenthwaite and a very pleasant walk back|
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Walking along the Dales Way we can see Starbotton across the River Wharfe
It doesn't take long before we need to adjust clothing
But it is rather cool (and barren) at Firth Fell trig point
Birk's Tarn is the only highlight along this section of the walk
Horse Head trig point warrants a slight detour to get a photo . . .
while the group waits at the other side of the gate
A pleasant drop by Hagg Beck into Yockenthwaite . . .
provides a good view down the valley
A pleasant grassy path . . .
before we navigate some limestone pavement . . .
and a rocky outcrop
And finally a view down Wharfedale towards Buckden
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