I had in mind to do this peak before I went up to Yorkshire. There is a longer route from Kettlewell where you can add on Great Whernside, however a family trip to Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery was planned for the afternoon so I just did the there and back route from the Village of Buckden.
The initial part of the walk passed through a sheep and cow filled field, all keeping and eye my dog Megan, she completely ignoring them and more focused on the fact there was an approaching woodland, which meant sticks!! We soon reached gate in a wall and this showed a sign of things to come. you could open the gate due to the snow drifts so a quick climb over and we where heading into open hillside covered in snow. As we gained height we passed some outcrops where the snow drifts where significant.
Before setting off I back down I grabbed the walking pole form my rucksack. I've not used of these for a while now, but I was glad I did as it was very helpful when going down the frozen snow, On the way back down I spotted a lonely tree on the hill side and took a small detour over to take some pictures.
I eventually got back to the car and headed back tot he cottage, a fun afternoon was then spent tasting all kinds of Wensleydale Cheese....... Lovely.
I capture all my cycle rides on Strava phone app, I tried capturing this walk up Buckden Pike on it, seems to have worked well.