Kettlewell Revised | Wednesday 10 November 2021

Walk Leader: Paul Rodgers
Participants: 3
Mileage: 12 miles
Walk Report: Paul Rodgers
Weather: Mild, cloudy but dry

The group of three met in the Kettlewell National Park car park and set off for Starbotton via Green Wood on a cloudy but dry morning with a gentle breeze. From Starbotton we made a steep ascent up to the Buckden lead mine where we had our morning break sat amongst the remains of the mine workings. The mine was worked for most of the 19th century and the extensive site provides great views down into Wharfedale. We then followed  Buckden Beck down into the village of Buckden where we had lunch sitting on a bench overlooking the village green. The descent was very steep in places and quite slippery at times as the path was very muddy. However there were many delightful waterfalls to be seen where the beck plunged over various escarpments.  From Buckden we took the Dales Way back to Kettlewell where we finished with delicious coffee and cake in a new café. A fine way to end a very enjoyable day.

Photos by Paul Rodgers