Buckden is a village at the northern end of Wharfedale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
It is situated where Buckden Gill, which rises on Buckden Pike, joins the River Wharfe. Up the Gill is an old, long disused, lead mine: Buckden Gavel Mine. The village has a large hotel, the Buck Inn and a village store. Buckden House is a residential outdoor education centre.
Footpaths lead from the village up to the top of Buckden Pike, up the river to Hubberholme and down the river to Kettlewell via Starbotton, and over the ridge opposite Buckden Pike to Litton, above Arncliffe, in Littondale.OS grid reference SD 945 775
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