Work starts on major project to improve Craven canal towpaths
The Rendezvous Hotel – the hotel by the canal in Skipton
As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous Hotel we’re incredibly proud of our location on the banks of the picturesque Leeds & Liverpool Canal. We’re delighted to see that work has begun on a £2 million project to improve the towpaths from Skipton to Gargrave and Bradley to Kildwick.
Planned improvements include resurfaced towpaths, paths widened in key areas, plus brand new ‘welcome and visitor information boards. The work will be carried out by the Canal & River Trust who have secured funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, along with additional support from Craven District Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.
As our staff and guests already know, the canal is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy a traffic-free stroll! We’re looking forward to seeing the work in progress – hopefully many more people will continue to discover the joys of spending time by water.