Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
SKIPTON BOAT TRIPS & DAY BOAT HIRE
Have you ever wanted to spend a quiet relaxing hour meandering along the scenic canal in the heart of Skipton?
Maybe you dream of spending a full day cruising the Leeds to Liverpool canal at your own leisure, Here at Skipton Boat trips we can make that dream a reality.
Whether you choose a 1 hour guided tour with celebrity commentary on board or a full day aboard one of our luxury day boats, you are sure of a calm and relaxing trip.
From our wharf in the heart of Skipton you could go east towards the world famous 5 rise locks at Bingley (10 miles away) or west towards the heart of the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales national park.
Our hourly trips run 7 days a week throughout the season (March-October) at the following times: 10.45, 11.50, 13.00, 14.00, 15.20 (subject to demand)
1 hour Guided boat trip
(Aged 1-12 yrs)
Family Ticket £23.00
(2 adults, 2 children)
Alternatively you could choose to take “Airedale” or “Bedale” out for the day for the truly relaxing day with up to 10 members of your family or friends,
“Airedale” and “Bedale” are available throughout the season (March – October).
Day Boat Hire
Monday – Friday £150.00
Weekends & Bank Holidays £175.00
(Maximum of 10 people on board)
We have catered for groups wishing to extend there cruise experience, why not take a party aboard “Dalesman” for a 3 hour cruise with lunch or afternoon tea.
Please contact our friendly team for any queries
Skipton Boat Trips
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We can look after any mobility aids ashore, but our wharf office. With 4 solid steps down, handrails, and crew to help, we can get many passengers on-board safely. If passengers have got on a coach, then the boat wont be any problem.