The Wednesday Textile Group went up the Aire Valley by train, along the Airedale Line, via Shipley, Bingley and Keighley to the market town of Skipton.
The rail journey to Skipton, was actually relaxing, even quite soothing as the seats aboard the train are in-fact comfy.
The toiletries of said train are interesting, as you flush, one minute it’s there, the next minute, it zooms down the drain like if it were magic.
Well anyway, we arrived at Skipton railway station, alighted on the station platform, gathered round as a group to talk what we’d be doing, before we began walking to the Market Town Centre of Skipton itself.
During our time up there, some of us looked around town, while some of us went to the nearby Skipton Castle … the weather was beautifully stunning, as the Sunshine Shon brightly.
Being within Skipton Castle and its surrounding grounds, felt like if it were medieval times or reliving over 900 years ago … the doorways and the stairs where quite narrow in-between and all-round the Castle was historically intriguing.
The Castle’s adjacent grounds and cracking views look wonderfully agricultural and colorfully eye-catching.
After all that, we all met up along the way back to Skipton railway station, as we returned to said station, we hurried along the station platform to catch the Leeds bound train …
Through-out the day I took quite a lot of photographs, I even shared them with the Textile Group along the way back down the Valley of the River Aire.
What an enjoyable day out to Skipton we had … we’d most definitely go again, even as a group.