Yorkshire Dales holiday
After lunch three of us drove to Skipton to do some shopping for the
next day's meal we were going to cook, then I led a walk around the town
going to look at the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
To the right at the junction is a short navigable stretch, the Springs
Branch or Thanet canal, built to carry limestone
The Weslyan Methodist Chapel from 1865 became council offices, and
was sold in 2011 with the stipulation it
could not be used for drinking, boxing or gambling etc.
Linda is trying to decide if this is where the town plan says John
We were aiming for the High Corn Mill where this was one of the display
windows. You could also see the huge water wheel
from inside, but there were too many reflections on the glass to get
a proper picture. But there was a large iron lever
which opened a sluice and drove the wheel round fast and noisily.
I think we all had a go.
There was a sheep outside. Skipton Sheep Day on the first Sunday in
July is apparently one of the highlights of the Skipton year.
The downstream side of the High Corn Mill
and across the road, The Celebrated Pork Pie Establishment
You could just see the large waterwheel from the canal towpath
and going around the back of the mill could view it from rather closer
Behind the mill up Chapel Hill is a rather fine former chapel built
in 1791; they moved to grander premises (above) in 1865
The back of the High Corn Mill. The wheel is hidden by the trees at
and the sort of shop that you can find here
The Castle Inn and Holy Trinity
which has some rather fancy and fairly modern gates
Skipton Castle 'DESORMAIS'
The High St from the gates of Holy Trinity
Sir Matthew Wilson (1802-91), Skipton's first MP
Banks and Building Societies at the south end of the High St
The Cock & Bottle, Swadford St
The canal from Belmont Bridge. We walked down by the canal
On Regal Buildings, Keighley Rd
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