Recently home after a week on "Grace" a 4 berth narrow boat from Canal Boat Escapes . Cannot find fault with the company or Grace - impeccably turned out with every thing we could possibly need. Leeds / Liverpool being a wide canal presents some interesting challenges Vis a vis the Oxford canal, our last experience - a narrow canal. Operation of the double locks is entirely different and somewhat more involved, but as in everything after some practice, everyone's an expert ! This canal offers many features to enjoy, including a good proportion of swing bridges, fun to watch if you happen to be skipper of the day while the slaves do the work !Unlike the Oxford which traverses relatively flat terrain, the surrounding countryside, is of rolling hills to low mountains, in a word very scenic ( 2 words ) And of course the legendary amicable Yorkshire folk made our week that much more enjoyable . Skipton was for me a highlight, delightful market town oozing with character, plenty of watering holes to while away the evenings . Thoroughly recommended, Thanks to Richard and Karen, 5 stars well deserved.
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