We had some shopping to do in Skipton which lies further up the Aire valley, I decided to recover from the stresses of the High Street by walking back to Silsden. Various options are on offer, part of the way by the river, the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool canal or a route over the moors. Given that grey cold weather was the order of the day I decided on the canalbank, it is mostly sheltered and it would give me chance to check out some swan nesting sites.
I joined the towpath by Skipton Bus Station, here is a view back from the bridge.
A lovely robin sang cheerfully as I enjoyed the welcome sunshine.
Time to think of a pint or two now after my walk and I made my way up through Silsden pausing along the way to wonder just what ends squirrels will go to to get food!
Thanks again for all the positive feedback on the blog, I enjoy the walking, photography and composition that goes into it, it is great to know it is enjoyed by others too:-))