Skipton

Springs Branch, of the Leeds Liverpool canal, right in the centre of Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY
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Our mooring is on the Springs Branch, of the Leeds Liverpool canal, right in the centre of Skipton

The Leeds Liverpool Canal offers stunning scenery with the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to the east and Lancashire's evocative industrial heritage to the West. The famous double bridge at East Marton and the Foulridge Tunnel are both nearby.

Skipton- As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages- Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked here. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.

The ancient market town of Barnoldswick, ( originally Bernulfsuuic, founded by the Saxon King Bernulf) boasts several restaurants, with Modern British, Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese and great pub food. Bancroft Mill Museum, with its magnificent, working steam engine - one of the last working steam mill engines.

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Directions to Skipton

Address : Springs Branch, of the Leeds Liverpool canal, right in the centre of Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY

By Road : Directions by car: From the Northeast: Take the A1, or A1(M) and exit at Junction 50, take A61 then A59 to Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY, but we will phone you on the morning of your arrival, to let you know where to park your car and how to find Ellis Belle. From the Southeast: Take the M1 and exit at Junction 42, join M62 West towards Manchester. Take A650, A6037, A650, A629 and Keighley Rd/A6131 to Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY, but we will phone you on the morning of your arrival, to let you know where to park your car and how to find Ellis Belle. From the Northwest: Take the M6 and exit at Junction 36, take A65, A59 then B6265 to Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY, but we will phone you on the morning of your arrival, to let you know where to park your car and how to find Ellis Belle. From the Southwest: From the M1 (northbound) take the M62 west, the M606 to Bradford, A650 to Keighley and A629 to Skipton. Take the M6 and exit at Junction 21A to M62 East. At junction 12, merge onto M60 towards Leeds/Bolton. At Junction 18, merge onto M66 and A65, join M65 then A56, A59 then B6265 to Skipton. The nearest post code is BD23 1NY, but we will phone you on the morning of your arrival, to let you know where to park your car and how to find Ellis Belle. There are 2 council run Pay & Display car parks, where you can buy Long Term parking (1 week) for £15. The closest one is Coach Street car park, which is around 200 metres from our mooring.

By Rail : By Rail : Nearest rail station is Skipton, 0.5 miles

By Air : Nearest airports are Manchester and Leeds/Bradford

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Updated on Dec 07,2022 by Uk Canal Boating for Skipton
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Shipley and return from Skipton through the Yorkshire Dales and Bronte country Rural 4.00 to 5.00 21.00 22
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