Come for a walk with me along the canal

It was such a lovely day when I took this walk from East Marton heading towards Thornton in Craven & Skipton. The village of East Marton is such an idyllic little place and very picturesque! There’s even a bridge there called Williamson Bridge which happens to be my surname.

The Walk

East Marton, BD23 3LR
Thornton-in-Craven, BD23 3TZ

Having taken the complete walk I can safely say that, in my opinion, I don’t believe this to be buggy/pram friendly until you get about halfway to Thornton-in-Craven. Then it has a gravel pathway which should be reasonably ok to use. So, you could in effect, take a walk with a buggy/pram FROM Thornton-in- Craven to get halfway towards East Marton.

Lock Stop Cafe

Barnoldswick, BB18 5SU

At the end of my walk I discovered this amazing little place called Lock Stop Café. You can get tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes, pancakes and also a great choice of hot snacks. However, it’s only open for another two weeks as it’s a seasonal place which opens from April – October. So, if you’d like to try it out, and I do recommend it, you’d better hurry but what a great little find!

Abbots Harbour Restaurant

Bank Newton, East Marton, Skipton, BD23 3LP

Once I got back to East Marton I decided to stop off at Abbots Harbour, a lovely little restaurant set in a 16th century building. I decided to stop there for lunch – a yummy bacon butty and a cold drink for less than £6. Rather a cute little place to stop for a bite to eat – I highly recommend it!

Do you think you’ll take a walk along here? Or perhaps try out the coffee shop or restaurant?

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