Bingley 5 and Skipton

Impressive trip from Leeds to Skipton. Several staircases of locks alongthe way and lots of swing bridges.  The Bingley 5 Rise is the most dramatic, 60ft climb in 5 large chambers.

bingley 5 

Reached Skipton today and had a visit from my parents (Joan and Ray) and aunt (Pat). They came along the towpath to meet us, mum in her wheelchair – “very bumpy especially when you’re desperate….” – so we managed to get them onboard at a bridge hole.


Some wonderful views as we came into Skipton and a beautiful woodland full of bluebells which beats the one in Karen’s April newsletter…

 Blue bells

but raining now so staying in for the evening.

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