5 Nov 2018

Skipton

3rd to 5th November 2018

Tarn House.  We don't really like this site much, the pitches are too close together and the facilities are only just ok, but we do like Skipton and this is the only site we have found that is within walking distance (just) of the town centre.

Saturday

The site was full when we arrived, we must have got the last available pitch.  A lot of caravans here are seasonal and the one next to us was empty both nights, and on the other side we had a small motorhome for the first night then nothing for the second.



In the afternoon we walked into Skipton, which is downhill almost all the way.  We had a look around the shops and then a couple of drinks in a couple of pubs before getting a taxi back to the site for dinner and a night in.

Sunday

A pretty good day, weather-wise.  We went for a walk from the site to Flasby fell, the high point being Sharp Haw.


Not exactly peaceful to start with, there was a group of people on scrambler bikes, but we left them behind as we approached the summit of Sharp Haw.





A bench with a view

In the afternoon we drove to nearby Gargrave to have a look at a small listed site that looked promising, but we couldn't find it and Gargrave is a bit too far away from Skipton anyway.

In the evening we walked back into Skipton and had a drink in all of the pubs we like there - the Boathouse, the Narrowboat, the Beer Engine, the Woolley Sheep...  There are so many!  We had dinner in the Narrowboat.

Monday

We left early and got home, in the house, just before midday.

Coming soon...

Hopefully a couple more trips this year.  We usually go to Hawkshead around this time of year, so that might be next.

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