2017_07_29 Buckden.

Leader : John Borrill                              Distance : 9 miles.

John assembles the troups.
Out first stream to cross.
John leads us out.
Stepping stones across the stream.
Looking up Wharfedale.
Looking back to Buckden.
Climbing above Esher Wood.
Still climbing, Buckden behind.
Quick tea break at the top.
We're off again.
Elaine,Dave & Arthur.
Still a gloomy morning.
Descending to Starbotton.
Starbotton.
Anyone for a bath?
Needs slight attention.
Heading on to Kettlewell.
Approaching Kettlewell.
Kettlewell.
Lunch by the bridge in Kettlewell.
River Wharfe.
Passing Starbotton on the Dalesway.
The finishing line for the Buckden Duck Race.

11 members assembled in the car park at Buckden in Wharfedale on an overcast start waterproofs were the order of the day.

John led us out and up to climb behind Esher wood. We then descended to Starbotton, before continuing down the dale to Kettlewell where we had lunch.

The afternoon was much brighter so the waterproofs were discarded.

Our return was via the Dalesway along the river Wharfe.