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WAYMARKER - Turn off to visit Polish Airmen memorial and Buckden Pike summit.

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Map / WAYMARKER - Turn off to visit Polish Airmen memorial and Buckden Pike summit.
WARNING: Take care on the detour path as they are notorious for being extremely boggy and there are many gullies found along it!

For those wishing to visit the Polish Airman memorial monument, it is a short detour of around 500m off Walden road. You can also carry on upward to the summit cairn of Buckden Pike (we only really recommend doing so if the weather has been favorable). It is a further kilometre along from the memorial (1.5km total off Walden Road) and further 50 metres of ascent. 

If do you summit Buckden Pike, please ensure you retrace your steps back to Walden road. Some of the alternative paths off the summit can involve scrambling and/or add significant mileage. 

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Update: April 16, 2021


OS Grid
SD 96550 77660
54.194691, -2.054371
54°11'40.9"N 2°03'15.7"W
30U 561695 6005596
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 592 m
Descent 597 m

The day starts off slow with a lengthy section of country road walking, but as you reach Walden Head, you're rewarded with an adventurous climb ...

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