Heading up into the Dales

This really is a lovely section of the Leeds Liverpool that we love taking Lady Teal across.

We have small aqueducts, lovely flights of locks and amazing views.

We are so lucky to have all this to go through.

The first picture today is at Stegneck lock first thing in the morning.

Stegneck Gargrave
Stegneck Lock Leeds Liverpool Canal

What a lovely sky.

Then it was across Priest Holme Aqueduct crossing the River Aire. Not one of the largest or best known aqueducts maybe but nevertheless a lovely one.

Occasionally we get steam trains across the railway bridge as this is the Settle Carlisle

Priest Holme Aqueduct on the Leeds Liverpool
Priest Holme Aqueduct on the Leeds Liverpool

Skipton and Gargrave

A lovely run up through Skipton, fuel at Pennine cruisers, always seem to have it and at a fair price, not true of all marinas.

The Aire valley was a little windy, it can be relly bad, the swing bridges are protected to stop you being blown into them. We love the Leeds Liverpool.

Up above Holme lock there is a great little stable block and the old register house, unfortunately in a state of collapse now, 4 years ago it was pretty much complete, shouldn’t CRT heritage be saving things like that not just fussing over things others do?

A neat little aqueduct and then up through Gargrave a pleasant dales village, then off the other side heading to Bank Newton locks, more of them tomorrow.

A lovely sunset, OK I stopped this down a lot for effect, but I think its pretty cool.

Leeds Liverpool canal , Gargrave
View from by Scarland Lock near Gargrave Leeds & Liverpool canal