The county of Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Lying within the County are the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The Dales comprises river valleys and the hills, rising from theVale of York westwards to the hilltops of the Pennine Watershed. The North York Moors is a National Park in North Yorkshire, England, containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. Bronte Country is a windswept land of heather and wild moors, it is hardly surprising that this region became the inspiration for the classic works of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The County town of York is a historic walled city.

Bases in Yorkshire

Skipton

Cruise the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which crosses the Pennines and passes the edge of the Yorkshire Dales through peaceful countryside and picturesque villages. Located in the perfect location for a 3 day or week long break in the most breathtaking countryside, Athena is moored close to the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire near the beautiful villages of West Marton and Gargrave bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Bingley

BINGLEY FIVE RISE LOCKS Vinnie is moored at the famous Bingley 5 Rise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Bingley in Yorkshire. This very famous and impressive staircase of locks was built in 1774. The top gates of the lowest lock are the bottom gates of the lock above, etc, so a very steep rise which can be daunting at first!

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