Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale and Littondale


Route outline for walk ny153:

Buckden  -  Rakes Wood  -  Buckden Rake  -  Cray Gill  -  Cray  -  Crook Gill  -  Todd's Wood  -  Scar House  -  Strans Gill  -  Strans Wood  -  Yockenthwaite  -  Horse Head (Horse Head Moor)  -  Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor)  -  High Combe Stoop  -  Birks Fell  -  Birks Tarn  -  Firth Fell  -  Redmire Farm  -  Buckden




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
2
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Birks Fell at 610m (2002ft). Birks Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (177th highest in England, 312th highest in England & Wales) Birks Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (249th highest in England, 435th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (50th highest in England, 749th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) at 609m (1999ft). Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) is also known as an English Dewey (1st highest in England, 2nd in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of Firth Fell at 607m (1992ft). Firth Fell is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Firth Fell is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Along the way you will also bag:


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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL30 Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas


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98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden

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Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Wharfedale featuring Buckden Pike, Buckden, Buckden Beck and Tor Mere Top from above Yockenthwaite village

Wharfedale featuring Buckden Pike, Buckden, Buckden Beck and Tor Mere Top from above Yockenthwaite village

Photo: Gordon Reeves (6)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Buckden from Todd's Wood

Buckden from Todd's Wood

Photo: Matt Waite (4)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Buckden Pike from Firth Fell summit trig point

Buckden Pike from Firth Fell summit trig point

Photo: Andy Grimshaw (4)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Birks Fell from Yockenthwaite

Birks Fell from Yockenthwaite

Photo: Andy Grimshaw (2)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Bridge over The River Wharf at Yockenthwaite

Bridge over The River Wharf at Yockenthwaite

Photo: Andy Grimshaw (1)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Climbing Yockenthwaite Moor via Strans Gill

Climbing Yockenthwaite Moor via Strans Gill

Photo: Gordon Reeves (3)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Yockenthwaite Farm

Yockenthwaite Farm

Photo: Matt Waite (8)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Pen-y-ghent from Horse Head Moor summit trig point

Pen-y-ghent from Horse Head Moor summit trig point

Photo: Andy Grimshaw (3)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - A lizard in the grass on the way down from Birks Fell

A lizard in the grass on the way down from Birks Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (168)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Buckden Moor from Firth Fell

Buckden Moor from Firth Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (165)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Ruin in the lower slopes of Yockenthwaite Moor near Yockenthwaite village

Ruin in the lower slopes of Yockenthwaite Moor near Yockenthwaite village

Photo: Gordon Reeves (5)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Stepping Stones at The White Lion, Cray

Stepping Stones at The White Lion, Cray

Photo: Matt Waite (7)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Yockenthwaite village

Yockenthwaite village

Photo: Gordon Reeves (8)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Beautiful Wharfedale

Beautiful Wharfedale

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (2)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Buckden Pike from the track above Cray

Buckden Pike from the track above Cray

Photo: Alan Stancombe (3)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Standing beside the summit trig point on Firth Fell

Standing beside the summit trig point on Firth Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (164)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Yockenthwaite and Upper Wharfedale from Buckden Rake

Yockenthwaite and Upper Wharfedale from Buckden Rake

Photo: Gordon Reeves (1)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Yockenthwaite Bridge over the River Wharfe

Yockenthwaite Bridge over the River Wharfe

Photo: Gordon Reeves (7)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Yockenthwaite

Yockenthwaite

Photo: Christine Shepherd (776)

Walk ny153 Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) and Firth Fell from Buckden - Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) summit Trig Point

Sugar Loaf (Horse Head Moor) summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (775)


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