The Dales Way
This trail is part of the Dales Way, a long-distance footpath that stretches almost 80 miles (129km) from Cumbria to West Yorkshire.
Total steps: 5
Total steps: 5
Yorkshire Dales National Park car park Buckden, Skipton BD23 5JA. Grid ref: SD942773.
From the car park, cross the road and head west down the village green towards the river. After crossing the bridge turn left through a wooden gate to join the Dales Way. Follow the path with the River Wharfe on your left. Continue through the fields up to a wooden gate.
Go through the wooden gate and follow the path up to a farm track. Continue left along the farm track, passing an old barn on your right, until you come to a fork in the track.
Turn left at the fork and continue to follow the Dales Way path through the fields heading south towards Kettlewell.
As you pass Starbotton on the opposite side of the river, continue on through the fields, passing through gaps in the dry-stone walls. Keep going, remembering to keep the river to your left, until you see Kettlewell County Primary School across the water. Carry on to follow the path through the fields and then uphill towards Kettlewell.
Continue on this path, head through the gate and out onto the main road. Walk down the road to reach Kettlewell village centre. From here you can either retrace your steps or catch a bus back to the Buckden car park.
Kettlewell village centre, Skipton, BD23 5QX. Grid ref: SD969723.
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