Skipton Town Guide

The Skipton Millennium Walk, opened in 2000, starts at the Springs Branch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

The whole course is marked by bronze way markers set into the pavements and footpaths.

Following these you’ll see Ermysteds Grammar School, and then join the canal again past the newly refurbished Dewhurst’s Mill.

Here you enter the centre of town by crossing Gallows Bridge. The walk briefly passes Caroline Square where there is a memorial plaque to Thomas Spencer, one of the founders of Marks & Spencer.

Heading back to the High Street you’ll come close to the impressive Skipton Castle and Holy Trinity Church. Returning back to the Springs Branch you’ll be able to see High Corn Mill, where you can walk under Mill Bridge and back to the canal.

A book detailing the historic aspects of the walk can be purchased from the Tourist information Centre.

Duration- 1.5 to 2 hours
Difficulty- Easy but not suitable for wheelchair users.