Monthly Archives: October 2015

Heading back to Staffordshire – at hire boat pace

On the day after we had our lovely walk around Haworth I heard that there’s definitely a job for me this winter on the IT support desk at the Royal Stoke Hospital. All I need to do is get there ASAP. The … Continue reading

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A walk through Bronte country

On Tuesday we met our friend Ruth and she gave us a lift to Haworth where we went for a walk on the moors. Our destination was Top Withens, the location of which provided Emily Bronte with the inspiration for the Earnshaw … Continue reading

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The Bingley Locks and an apple extravaganza

We’ve been very lucky on the Leeds & Liverpool to have had a fair few visits from friends and family. Last Sunday we were joined by Bob and Ruth, who live in Ilkeley and fancied a trip up the two sets of Bingley … Continue reading

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Back the way we came – but with a bit of help

Last Wednesday we left Leeds and headed back up the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. It’s always a bit depressing when you know that there’s no more new stuff for a while. Still, the weather was lovely and Leeds waterfront looked stunning in the … Continue reading

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A misty trip to Castleford and a night ashore

Last Saturday morning was more than a little on the misty side when we headed off to Castleford. The stretch between Leeds and Castleford is on the River Aire and the locks are large and electric. No heavy paddle gear … Continue reading

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A few days in Leeds

The day after we arrived in Leeds the weather definitely took a turn for the better! Unfortunately it wasn’t as warm as it looks in this photograph, but it was extremely pleasant. Our first stop was to the Royal Armouries Museum, right … Continue reading

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Autumn weather on the Bingley Five Rise

After you get through Riddlesden, on the Leeds & Liverpool, the locks come thick and fast. They also come stuck together in staircases, the most famous of which is the Bingley Five Rise – yet another of Robert Aikman’s seven wonders of … Continue reading

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Steam train trip – second attempt

On Sunday we made our second attempt to travel by steam train on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – successful this time! When the train pulled in we were very glad to see that it had a lot more carriages … Continue reading

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Steam Train to Haworth – not!

Last weekend we were visited again by our friends Greg and Sue. The the plan was to meet up at Keighley Station and take the Keighley and Worth Valley steam train to the village of Haworth, home of the Bronte … Continue reading

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Sheep Town? More like pie town!

Skipton’s name derives from the old English (sceap tun) or sheep town. It’s a lovely market town with a wide main street and an abundance of unusual shops. There’s a lovely church at the top of the main street with … Continue reading

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