Buckden, North Yorkshire – Easter 2019

Date: Friday 19th– Monday 22nd April

Attendees: Maggie (organiser), Alan, Claire, Simon

We all headed north on Thursday evening to avoid the Easter traffic, so we were able to do a walk on Good Friday. We started at Bolton Abbey and headed up to Simon’s Seat (485m) with spectacular views across the Yorkshire Moors. Walking back along the Dales Way by the River Wharfe, we encountered Easter bunnies and hanging eggs (no we weren’t dreaming) which were all part of an Easter trail involving rather a lot of excited children and adults!  We then headed to our accommodation, Town House Bunkhouse (National Trust) in the village of Buckden. 

On Saturday we walked from the Bunkhouse up to Buckden Pike (702m), across the moors to Great Whernside (704m), then down to Kettlewell. Here we enjoyed a well-deserved ice cream before we caught the local bus back to Buckden and headed for the village pub.

Sunday was yet another glorious sunny day and once again we headed out from the Bunkhouse up on to the moors to Horses Head (605m) where we had great views looking across to the Three Peaks. Then it was down to Hubberholme and another local hostelry!

On Easter Monday the sun was shining again and we headed to Kettlewell for a circular walk which included Stainforth Force where we saw some scary jumps and Catrigg Force Waterfalls.

Another NMC great weekend with four days of sun, wonderful scenery and a great little bunkhouse!

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