Sunday 25th June

The start of our walk, Stockbridge swing bridge (Bridge 197)

View from Stockbridge swing bridge

New canalside housing at Stockbridge

Nice houses at Stockbridge

Leache's swing bridge (Bridge 196)

View from the towpath

Rocks and a boat

Booth's swing bridge (Bridge 195)

Into the countryside

The canal winds away from the main road

Lodge Hill bridge (Bridge 194)

The towpath suddenly deteriorates to a narrow path

Mud and puddles made the walk difficult at times

Sheep!

Holden swing bridge (Bridge 193)

Brunthwaite swing bridge (Bridge 192)

Approaching Silsden

Modern canalside houses at Silsden

Modern canalside houses at Silsden

Old stone mill at Silsden

Silsden bridge (Bridge 191A)

Silsden Boats, a place for repairs or to re-fuel

Into the countryside again

Cowling swing bridge (Bridge 191)

Woodside swing bridge (Bridge 190)

Lanehouse swing bridge (Bridge 189)

Grange swing bridge (Bridge 188)

Looking down from the towpath to the River Aire

Warehouse swing bridge (Bridge 187)

A swift pint at the White Lion in Kildwick

Making our way back to the canal

'Wharf Mill' at Kildwick

Small narrowboat named Rosie. There was a Jim nearby.

Parsons bridge (Bridge 186)

Heading out of Kildwick towards Farnhill

Old village with lots of character

Redman swing bridge (Bridge 185)

Stunning views from the towpath

Milking Hill swing bridge (Bridge 184)

Farnhill Hall

Time for a drink of canal water

Farnhill bridge (Bridge 183A)

A maintenance boat drifts after the front rope snaps

The canal weaves its way into Farnhill Wood

Farnhill Wood

A not so narrow boat approaching Farnhill Wood

A memorial to 7 Polish airmen who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1943

Plaque on the memorial

Hamblethorpe swing bridge (Bridge 183)

Information about the plane crash in 1943

A memorial to 7 Polish airmen who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1943

Plaque on the memorial

A bench in the memory of Jozef from Josephine

Memorial to 7 Polish airmen who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1943

Bradley swing bridge (Bridge 182A)

'SLOW' past all moorings

Boats moored at Snaygill

Snaygill Boats

Snaygill Stone bridge (Bridge 182)

The Bay Horse pub by the canal

Snaygill swing bridge (Bridge 181)

The Snaygill Arms

Horse Close bridge (Bridge 180)

Signs of life ahead

The canal runs next to the main road

Unnamed bridge (Bridge 179D)

Unnamed bridge (Bridge 179B)

Old canalside industry

Tin Footbridge (Bridge 179C)

Apartments at Skipton

View across the canal at Skipton

Pinder bridge (Bridge 179A)

Getting busier as we approach the centre of Skipton

Gallows Footbridge (Bridge 179)

Almost there!

Belmont bridge (Bridge 178)

Up some steep steps at Belmont bridge, the end of our walk

View from Belmont bridge overlooking Skipton junction