48b. A CANAL Trip from Skipton
Scenes in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire
See also 48a. The Town of SKIPTON
The 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.
Boarding the 'DALESMAN' of the Pennine Boat Trips at Skipton.
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! 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 also48a. The Town of SKIPTON and places for 'refreshment' in Skipton
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