Skipton and Carleton-in-Craven

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The walk starts in the High Street and immediately follows the Leeds - Liverpool Canal out into the countryside. A loop then leads to the little village of Carleton where there are several pubs and back to Skipton, eventually picking up the canal once more.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
6/29/2017 - Jean Rose

We did this walk on 16th June 2017. The problems mentioned about the stile at waymark 9 persist, except the gate to the left of the stile appears to be the popular route, easily opened and just turn left after the 2nd gate and continue as described Jean Rose

11/21/2013 - John Fontana

We did this walk 19/11/2013. We did not encounter such problems as mentioned in previous comment. Passing under the railway at WP 9, it was a straight stroll across the field past the way marker to the stone stile painted yellow in the wall below the embankment. There was non-barbed fencing wire in contact with the stile but not obstructing in any way. The descent of the other side of the embankment was rough with brambles, so we elected to walk left a little way along the line of the dis-used railway to the gate mentioned in the walking instruction. This was fastened with barbed wire at one end, so we had to climb over. The early section along the towpath seemed more than 1.25 Kms to the swing bridge. We were beginning to think we had missed our way, or maybe we are slow walkers! An interesting walk showing parts of Skipton we had never seen before, and we have lived in this area for forty years.

8/15/2013 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

We love Skipton and it is easily accessible from Preston (hourly bus service). The start of this walk was lovely but when we arrived at waymark 9 it was so overgrown with nettles and other vegetation that it was impassable and there was barbed wire in front of it - clearly it had not been used for a long time. We found a gate nearer the wall but it was closed tight with barbed wire so we climbed over onto the embankment which brought us to the gate mentioned at waymark 10. This too was again fastened tight with barbed wire and we again had to climb over. Looking on the other side there is now no sign of the steps from the first stile. The gap in the fence at waymark 10 has been closed but we did manage to open the gate (again tied with barbed wire). It is clear someone does not wish walkers to come this way!! At waymark 13 the bridge across the river Aire is a little to the left not the right! After this there were no further problems.

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