Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Skipton



This is a series of photos I took of a short drive to Skipton and a walk around the Leeds-Liverpool Canal basin. I took a little detour on my way home, going via Embsay and Eastby and then over Embsay Moor to Barden in Wharfedale.

The statue is of "Fiery" Fred Trueman, a legend in Yorkshire Cricket and a man who the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once described as the "greatest living Yorkshireman". Harumpf.....I thought that was me!!



Fiery Fred


Canal Basin, Skipton


Canal Basin, Skipton


Canal Basin, Skipton


Canal Basin, Skipton


Jack and Jill


Canal Basin, Skipton


Pathway to Skipton Castle


Canal at Skipton Castle


Canal near Skipton Castle


Canal at Skipton Castle


Canal Basin, Skipton


Embsay Moor


Barden, Wharfedale


Barden, Wharfedale


Barden, Wharfedale


Barden, Wharfedale


Sticky buds


A journey of two halves.

It was one of those all too frequent occasions when the weather forecast had a big wad of thick cloud and rain hanging over Cumbria whilst ...