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13. Narrow boat canal trip from Gargrave to Lemonroyd Marina on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal

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June 2017 and mixed weather!

A series of pictures, with minimal text, of the narrow boat journey of Kestrel 45 from Gargrave in Lemonroyd Marina, mostly on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal.

The Liverpool - Leeds Canal is maintained by the Canal & River Trust, to whom we owe a great debt to their paid workers and volunteers.

 

Narrow boat Kestrel 45 (Kestrel45) Lock 31 Eshton Road, Gargrave

 

 

Leaking Lock 31 and curious swans

 

About to head south-west from Lock 31 from Gargrave

 

The interior of narrow boat KESTREL45: Bunks, Bill and 'iphone', galley GCHQ and view from wheelhouse!

 

Lock 30 Holme Bridge Lock, then heading for Bridge 173

 

 

Highgate Swing Bridge 173, stiff!

Bye bye swing bridge 173, heading for Skipton

 

 

COBBYDALE, and then mooring up in Skipton for the night.

We eat at the Devonshire Inn, Skipton in the evening. We awoke to a nice fine morning in Skipton near Swing Bridge 177.

After visiting Skipton Holy Trinity Parish Church and Skipton Castle, lunch at Beau's Kitchen Cafe in Skipton

 we had the pleasure of attending a concert in Christ Church, Skipton and The Settle Orchestra

 

 

After leaving Skipton, Bridge 181

 

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Memorial to Polish airmen killed on a training exercise.

 

 

Redman Swing Bridge 185

 

Redman Swing Bridge 185

 

 

Back gardens backing onto the Leeds - Liverpool canal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morton Swing Bridge 198A by the pleasant setting of Micklethwaite Wharf

 

 

Bill mooring up at Bingley, just before the famous Bingley Five Rise Lock on the Leeds - Liverpool canal.

 

 

Late afternoon at Bingley by the cafe.

 

The entrance to the top lock of the Bingley Five Rise

 

Looking down the five chambers of the Bingley Five Rise Lock.

 

 

 

The Five Rise Locks Cafe at Bingley.

 

Late afternoon as narrow boats leave the Five Rise Locks.

 

A lovely summer morning at Bingley!

 

Filling up with water at Bingley.

 

Full swing down the Five Rise Locks

 

 

 

 

Looking up the Bingley Five Rise Locks.

 

 

 

 

View of the old mills in Bingley.

 

 

Descending the 'lesser' Bingley Three Rise Locks

 

 

 

 

View of Bingley from Three Rise Lock

 

Passing through 'upper' Bingley

 

Bill contemplating Two Rise Dowley Gap Lock

 

 

 

In Dowley Lock

 

Dowley Gap Changeline Bridge 206 and then over the Dowley Gap Aqueduct

 

Cat having just crossing the Leeds - Liverpool canal by the Hirst Lock footbridge.

 

 

Beyond Hirst Lock

 

Approaching Saltaire

 

SALTS on the right, New Mill on the left.

Moored up and visited Saltaire and in particular the David Hockney Art Galleries in SALTS ...

 

 

Back to the Kestrel and head for Leeds.

 

Leaving Saltaire and the wonderful majesty of the New Mill/

 

 

 

Swing Bridge 209 was very stiff ! needed help !!!

 

 

Approaching Field Lock, disused railway bridge?

 

The series of Field Locks 16-18

 

 

Dobson Lock on the Leeds - Liverpool canal

 

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Owl Swing Bridge 216

 

Beyond Owl Bridge, heading for Rodley

 

 

Rodley, check out mooring before moving on to a pleasant spot not too far from the pub!

 

Rodley Wharf visitor moorings.

 

 

 

The Rodley Barge pub.

 

The Owl Inn, Rodley

 

However, Bill and Phil eventually ended up in the Fleece Inn, Pudsey for a good hearty meal after a hard day's work.

 

 

Lock 6 Spring Garden Lock on the Leeds - Liverpool canal.

 

Heading for Leeds under lots of road and rail bridges as the rural landscape disappears from view!

 

Office Lock ahead as approach the 'aquatic' centre of Leeds

Office Lock and Bridge 226

 

View  from Bridge 226 and the River Lock down onto River Aire and Granary Wharf.

 

River Lock 1, Leeds,  on right is the Canal Warehouse built in 1777.

 

Entering Lock 1 River Lock and then down onto the River Aire.

 

 

Leeds river taxi on the River Aire and Calder Navigation.

 

 

Looking back towards River Lock, but best to look forward to take the right fork to the Leeds Lock.

 

Leaving  River Aire and back to the canal.

 

Leeds Lock followed by disused industrial buildings on the outskirts of Leeds.

 

automatic lock, traffic lights!

Rodhill Bend A1(M)

 

 

 

Concrete Bridge

 

 

 

Fish Pond Lock automatic

 

 

Fishpond Lock

 

Leaving Fishpond Lock.

 

Approaching Lemonroyd Marine

 

A disused lock

 

The 'gateway' under the bridge into Lemonroyd Marina.

 

There is quite a collection of narrow and 'wide' boats moored up in Lemonroyd Marina.

 

 

The weather by this time was very wet and suited the ducks more than us at journey's end!

 

THANKS BILL FOR A GREAT LITTLE NARROW BOAT TRIP

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