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PeterCr

Looking for a good mooring in Burnley

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On 28/06/2019 at 23:21, jonathanA said:

Really poor advice from the lockie at Wigan. 

 

I dont think theres anywhere i wouldnt moor along there. But definitely some places that are better than others....

 

once you you get a bit past Reedley take your time as your on one of the most scenic sections of canal all the way through to skipton. About 30 mins from reedley there is an offside mooring next to the Nelson Morrison supermarket very handy for stocking up...

Reedley normally sell diesel at a good price

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On 29/06/2019 at 08:21, jonathanA said:

Really poor advice from the lockie at Wigan. 

 

I dont think theres anywhere i wouldnt moor along there. But definitely some places that are better than others....

 

once you you get a bit past Reedley take your time as your on one of the most scenic sections of canal all the way through to skipton. About 30 mins from reedley there is an offside mooring next to the Nelson Morrison supermarket very handy for stocking up...

Disappointed to see that the offside mooring for Morrisons are a no go any more. The mooring is fine but either end is a big fence and although there are steps up to the supermarket they are now closed off with an imposing locked gate. Shame to get so close and not be able to make it to the supermarket. We tried mooring on the towpath but in 3 attempts couldn't get the boat any closer than about 2 feet from the bank.

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3 minutes ago, PeterCr said:

Disappointed to see that the offside mooring for Morrisons are a no go any more. The mooring is fine but either end is a big fence and although there are steps up to the supermarket they are now closed off with an imposing locked gate. Shame to get so close and not be able to make it to the supermarket. We tried mooring on the towpath but in 3 attempts couldn't get the boat any closer than about 2 feet from the bank.

The locked gate uses a CRT handcuff key.

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It most certainly was last summer ... we stopped and shopped :)

 

Rog

 

ETA  Another vote for Reedley too, a smashing place and an easy walk into Burnley.

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There's a big Asda just below the 'd' in aqueduct short of lock 51. Moor on towpath side (good moorings opposite), walk back to the bend and along the footpath/cut.

Or moor short of 154A and walk down the hill from the bridge. There was a Spar plus a Lidl/Alde being built 50 yds.

A bit bare after that until Gargrave - Co-op down the hill and left at the main road.

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We found an Aldi at Coates Bridge which was good. About 100 metres from the canal, decent mooring at the bridge. So we got provisioned up and even found something we'd been looking for for a while luckily. Every now and then you strike it lucky at Aldi.

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Good to know its open - just a hole in the ground last time we stopped.

You've had your shopping fix, now slow down and enjoy the scenery!!

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1 hour ago, Opener said:

Good to know its open - just a hole in the ground last time we stopped.

You've had your shopping fix, now slow down and enjoy the scenery!!

Absolutely enjoying the L&L. Past Gargrave now and it's wonderful. Each evening moored up with stunning views. Quiet and enjoyable. Especially when you get an evening like yesterday, moored up by 2 and 3 or 4 hours sitting on the towpath taking it all in.

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17 lock-free miles down to Bingley now with just the occasional swing-bridge..... snarf!!

Hope you're going to give us a wave as we pass.

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I'll keep an eye out for you. Yes I noticed all those swing bridges, did 6 today. More to come.

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We're back on our home mooring now so probably off somewhere in the car when you pass. Enjoy the rest of your journey. We've been down to Leeds so fairly up to date on that stretch as well.

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Absolutely loving Skipton. Decided to stay a bit longer and see the sheep festival here tomorrow. No idea what that's about. 

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1 hour ago, PeterCr said:

Absolutely loving Skipton. Decided to stay a bit longer and see the sheep festival here tomorrow. No idea what that's about. 

It's fabulous.  If we were not at Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival this weekend we would be there.

 

Make sure you see the crazy Kiwi doing his sheep show, and watch the sheepdog demonstrations on the High Street.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

It's fabulous.  If we were not at Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival this weekend we would be there.

 

Make sure you see the crazy Kiwi doing his sheep show, and watch the sheepdog demonstrations on the High Street.

 

 

Looking forward to it even more now! And if the weather is like today, wonderful. The town was jumping with people out enjoying the sunshine.

 

We're right in the middle of the action, got a mooring directly across from Pennine Cruisers on the arm. We've been warned that from about 5 am tomorrow morning we'll have stalls setting up next to the boat. Should be fun.

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11 minutes ago, PeterCr said:

Looking forward to it even more now! And if the weather is like today, wonderful. The town was jumping with people out enjoying the sunshine.

 

We're right in the middle of the action, got a mooring directly across from Pennine Cruisers on the arm. We've been warned that from about 5 am tomorrow morning we'll have stalls setting up next to the boat. Should be fun.

Do you have to take your own wellies? ??

 

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Good to see you didn't end up with too many stalls on your doorstep! A few passersby seem to think the boat is part of the entertainment! Hey-ho - gongooslers - what you gonna do with them?

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Stalls everywhere, we could reach out and touch them, though they were very quiet setting up this morning. All very civilized and although we must have had hundreds of people walk right past our boat there was no poor behavior at all. In fact even in the main street which was absolutely packed, to the point where it was hard to move forwards, everyone was very well behaved. Huge crowd.

 

Great day, the sheep show sounded a little naf but turned out to be just brilliant, I never knew there was so much to find out about sheep. And the presenter was excellent, well worth seeing. No Wellies required!

 

The only sad thing was no sheepdogs. Maybe they couldn't make it this year, but not a sign of a sheepdog. I have seen sheepdog trials before and it's pretty impressive, but not this time. But otherwise a great day and worth staying for.

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Aah! - Yorkshire at play.

If you think that was lively, spend a night in Granary Wharf in Leeds (but fill up with water at Dobson Locks / Apperley Bridge cos the point at Office Lock has been cut off, allegedly by the  contractor working on the adjacent new build) with pubs to the left of you, pubs to the right and the odd train to pass!

Happy boating 

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On 09/07/2019 at 20:43, Opener said:

Aah! - Yorkshire at play.

If you think that was lively, spend a night in Granary Wharf in Leeds (but fill up with water at Dobson Locks / Apperley Bridge cos the point at Office Lock has been cut off, allegedly by the  contractor working on the adjacent new build) with pubs to the left of you, pubs to the right and the odd train to pass!

Happy boating 

That's exactly what we're doing tomorrow night. We've been warned to keep moving till we get there, but that the Wharf is ok for mooring. We shall see.

 

There's another thread on at the moment so I'm reading that about mooring in Leeds.

 

Filled up with water, good advice.

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Wharf is fine - we've stopped there (for days) a couple of times with no bother whatsoever.  very convenient for city centre (try indoor market and Corn Exchange) - no personal experience but Armouries feels a bit 'out of the centre' but ? quieter.  Arrived at Wharf prior to Waterfront Festival a couple of weeks ago and was a bit apprehensive about getting moored for all the boaters who were attending.  Needn't have worried - had the moorings to ourselves.  A bit notorious for the wind making manoeuvring dicey.

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autocorrect!!

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6 hours ago, Opener said:

Wharf is fine - we've stopped there (for days) a couple of times with no bother whatsoever.  very convenient for city centre (try indoor market and Corn Exchange) - no personal experience but Armouries feels a bit 'out of the centre' but ? quieter.  Arrived at Wharf prior to Waterfront Festival a couple of weeks ago and was a bit apprehensive about getting moored for all the boaters who were attending.  Needn't have worried - had the moorings to ourselves.  A bit notorious for the wind making manoeuvring dicey.

There now, got the last spot on the pontoon. Nice spot, Lots of people beside us having their Saturday evening drink. We're expecting noise, that's fine.

 

Walked around Leeds and am most impressed. Saw the indoor market and love it, just wonderful. Saw the Corn Exchange but it was getting later now, hope it's open tomorrow. In fact we're most impressed with Leeds centre all round, great spot. We didn't quite know what to expect but have been most pleasantly surprised, sufficiently to stay again tomorrow and look some more.

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Corn Exchange open Sunday (according to their website).  Bars around you seem to close outdoor seating music at 9/9.30 as a condition of their licence so quiet evening.

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