Category Archives: AROUND SKIPTON


Skipton became a railway town in 1847 when the Leeds – Bradford – Keighley Railway was extended, soon joined by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway from Manchester. A year later, the line was extended to Colne and initially, passengers would leave the train at Skipton for onward travel to the villages in Wharfedale by horse-drawn [read more]


The Leeds to Liverpool Canal, which runs through the centre of Skipton, was completed in 1816 and is 127 miles long. The main line of the canal has a number of historic connections to footpaths around the town, many of which would have been created to allow mill workers routes from residential areas to the [read more]

Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre

We have the largest pool that is based in Craven, with a smaller teaching pool with a unique moveable floor and access lifts. The pool is available for hire and as a party venue. The Fitness Centre (Gym) offers state of the art cardiovascular and resistance equipment designed to give you a complete fitness workout. [read more]


QUADTREX Want an action packed adventure to remember? Experience Quad Bike trekking over 160 acres of woodland, quarryland, grassland, dirt track and more with an experienced instructor.    *  Ages 6+    *  Open 7 days a week (advance booking essential)    *  Full introduction & safety briefing    *  Suitable for beginners and the [read more]