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.