Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Yorkshire Dales.

3 Locks, 6 Miles, now moored above bridge 163.

Barnoldswick 004Greenberfield locks in a beautiful country setting

Dropping down from the summit level we encountered the first three locks heading towards Skipton. The top lock is where the feed from Winterburn reservoir is fed into the canal at millions of litres a day. The lock keeper said that the reservoirs were low but recent rain had helped and they should survive the season without running out of water.

Barnoldswick 015 East Marton bridge where we met a hire boat when we were over ½ way through the bridge hole.  Who was the one who had to reverse out? Us of course

The change in the scenery is now quite spectacular with views across the hills and valleys extending for miles in all directions.

Barnoldswick 022

Beautiful views of the Yorkshire Dales from our mooring tonight.

Barnoldswick 023 1798 locks, 3706 miles, 68 tunnels, 86 swing bridges and 53 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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