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Buckden Town Information

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This Wharfedale village, which lies at the entrance to Langstrothdale, started life as a group of humble huts used by foresters to help them control a wildwood forest on behalf of their Norman employers. blank image

Buck Inn Buckden Photo © Andy Beecroft
Buck Inn Buckden -
Photo: Andy Beecroft CCL

Sheep on Buckden Out Moor Photo © Alex Cameron
Sheep on Buckden Out Moor -
Photo: Alex Cameron CCL

blank image But in the 18th century it suddenly prospered thanks to lead mining.

It still looks splendid and its many natural attractions include Buckden Pike, which soars to more than 2000ft.