||Top Mere Road (Track),
Buckden Pike, Buckden, Old Cote Moor Top, New Bridge
||Kettlewell car park
||SD 967 722
||Overcast with some drizzle
||The weather forecast may not
have been too promising but a total of 12 walkers joined
the leader for today's group walk. We soon warmed up as
we climbed out of Kettlewell on our way to Buckden Pike.
The summit was quite busy and we soon started the
descent into Buckden. The picnic tables next to the car
park were too inviting to pass by, especially as it was
just about lunch time. After crossing the River Wharfe
we had another climb onto the ridge of Old Cote Moor
Top. Eventually it was time to make our way off the
ridge via a rocky gully and back to the cars.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Booting up in the car park . . .
before crossing the bridge over Dowber Gill Beck
Ray battles with his umbrella as we ascend over the moor
The rain has cleared by the time we stop for our morning break
Fortunately the peat bog is not too wet
The stone cross with fragments of aircraft parts embedded in its
stands as a memorial to the Polish crew of an RAF plane that crashed
at this spot
during a severe snow storm in the second World War. There was one
It's quite busy at the summit . . .
of Buckden Pike
A clear path leads us down . . .
An ideal spot for lunch
Ascending the opposite side of the valley . . .
there are good views back across to Buckden Pike
Once on the ridge Pen-y-Ghent comes into view
The group gathers at the summit of Old Cote Moor Top
Descending to Kettlewell . . .
we navigate through . . .
a narrow gully
Crossing New Bridge back into Kettlewell
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