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48b. A CANAL Trip from Skipton

See also Gargrave & Leeds-Liverpool Canal walk

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See also 48a. Town of SKIPTON

48c. Skipton - Holy Trinity Parish Church

and Skipton Station is on The Leeds - Settle - Carlisle Railway

Lots of people keen to go on a narrowboat canal trip, one of Skipton's most popular tourist attractions via, in this case, Pennine Boat Trips.

 

The canal quayside at Skipton where you board the narrow-boat cruises on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal (opened in 1816), where once scenes of great commercial activity would be seen. Now its a start or port of call for popular canal barge holidays.

Skipton it is located on the course of the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the south of the Yorkshire Dales. In the 19th century, Skipton emerged as a small mill town connected to the major cities by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and its branch Thanet Canal, (known locally as 'Springs branch canal'),

Boarding the 'DALESMAN' of the canal Pennine Boat Trips at Skipton.

 

On the canal, turning round to head south from Skipton passing another company's boats, namely Pennine Cruises.

 

Pennine Cruise canal barges, a grand day out or a week's cruising on the Leeds-Liverpool canal! The canal barges JILL ,ROSIE, ALICE, AIREDALE & BEDALE are illustrated, and all beautifully painted.

 

One of the bridges you can just 'squeeze' through on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal .

 

Typical scenes on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, the canal barge ACONITE.

 

Lots of wildlife and wild flowers on the banks of the canal - geese, ducks, chicks etc. etc.!

 

The Leeds-Liverpool Canal in North Yorkshire

 

Good agricultural land for cows and sheep.

 

One of the swing bridges.

 

Views from the canal boat cruise from Skipton on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

 

A chimney of an old mill, one of many that once thrived by this important industrial linking canal.

 

Near a swing bridge is a memorial to Polish Airmen 'SILY POWIETRZNE'

 

Lots of pleasant green open country on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

 

Chimney of old mill near Bradley on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

 

 

 

One of the 'boating repair' areas where the canal narrow boats can be lifted out and maintained and painted etc. Many of the canal barges are privately owned by individuals as well as those for tourist holidays.

ROSEMARY (above) and NUTMEG (below)

 

 

AMBER moored up.

 

The canal barges TOBY, AMBER and CARAWAY

 

 

The narrow boat just fits under the bridge!

 

 

 

 

The swing bridge again on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

 

 

 

 

TV, flower pots, washing line - all signs of great aquatic domesticity! The barge 'DAVE & JUDY' of Melbourne Basin

 

COBBYDALE and TICKETY BOO of Skipton - and so was the pleasure trip!

 

Re-entering the outskirts of Skipton, with old industrial buildings like mills or warehouses etc., hopefully all to be restored and re-used.

 

Back into the main commercial docking basin in Skipton on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

 

See also 48a. Town of SKIPTON

48c. Skipton - Holy Trinity Parish Church

and Skipton Station is on The Leeds - Settle - Carlisle Railway

 

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