Week 9: Sunday Walk in Buckden
Buckden in Upper Wharfedale, a pretty village situated at the bottom of Buckden Pike which most of the groups will climb, the medium ones returning to the pub via Starbotton. The views from the top of the Pike combine the best of moorland and dales scenery and Buckden is an Outdoorsoc favourite. Last year it was very icy which caused an interesting day for all who went and I'd thoroughly recommend visiting Buckden.
We'll take a coach to Buckden, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.