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Improvements to Skipton towpath complete

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 October 2016

The Leeds & Liverpool in Skipton | chucklebuster, Flickr CC2.0

The Leeds & Liverpool in Skipton | chucklebuster, Flickr CC2.0

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Three-mile towpath between Skipton and Bradley now offers better access to the Leeds & Liverpool

The project cost £450,000, with funding from the Department of Transport’s Cycle Ambition grant programme, and was carried out by the Canal & River Trust with the help of Craven District Council

The transformed towpath provides traffic-free routes for walkers and cyclists, and the improvements will have benefits for boaters and anglers as well.

“With the Leeds & Liverpool Canal enjoying its 200th anniversary this year, and more people enjoying it more than ever before, it’s great to be able to open it up this way,” said CRT representative Nick Smith.

There are already plans to extend improvement works to a stretch of towpath from Skipton town centre to Gargrave.

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