Skipton castleStandard narrowboat hire is one thing but wide beams churned out after ten Springs Branch Leeds and Liverpool canal - Skiptonminutes training create heavy weight fear. The beastly mass of burgundy smacked us once, then again and again before careering off into every other moored boat, eventually disappearing out of sight. We have  plan. Next one that crunches it’s way along us gets the knock out blow of a toilet flush…no inline carbon filters fitted here. This boat bites back.

The Skiptonwharf is a continual stream of activity from morning until dusk, there’s always something going on.

Markepork pie heavent day in Skipton, so we stocked up on a few essentials working from stall to stall until arriving at the top of the town where Nick found himself in pork pie heaven.

Murk raced his way round Skipton Castle Woods, sending Chihuahuas Springs Branch Leeds and Liverpool canal - Skiptonflying, skittling oldies and crashing through buggies he was in his element. Skipton Castle – one of the finest examples of a Medieval castle (ySkipton Castle woodsaaaaaawn Sar), is partly surrounded by the Springs Branch of The Leeds and Liverpool canal. Built in 1797 for Lord Thanet who livedSkipton in Skipton Castle, owned potentially lucrative limestone quarries but who needed to create a link to the main network in order to transport stone to Leeds.The branch is open to boats up to 35ft.

Moorings are chock, Skiptonites are making the most of Friday night.