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Spirit of Endeavour


Operating Richard’s Endeavour – accessible canal trips

Skipton & Leeds – Liverpool Canal

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Spirit of Endeavour (Yorkshire) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which was established in January 2022. Serving the communities of Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond, we are a “not-for-profit” organisation run entirely by a volunteer management team and volunteer skippers & crew.

Our crews are all trained to deliver an enjoyable and safe canal boat journey for all passengers, giving you a chance to step out of your normal environment and experience the pure joy and calm of canal life for a day.

Trips start from the rear of Skipton General Hospital car park where there is an access path down to the canal banks. There a purpose-built ramp leads to the boat mooring for easy embarkation on to Endeavour. Journeys can be either towards Gargrave and the open countryside with the canal wending it’s way through Skipton’s Canal Basin; or alternatively towards Kildwick and the peaceful woods where it is possible to catch a glimpse of deer, or the amazing carpets of bluebells in season.

Normally trips leave the hospital at around 10:30am returning at approximately 3:00pm to 3:30pm. 

You will need to arrange your own transport to and from Skipton hospital. A list of transport providers who may be able to help can be downloaded from this link.


Another fine Summer day coming through the Skipton Canal Basin

Returning from a trip to Home Bridge Lock near Gargrave.

Lunch is served!

We can stop for you to pick up the Bizzie Lizzie’s famous fish & chips, or you can bring your own food. Tea and coffee is always provided on the boat for you.

Kate Winslet; move over!

Care home workers on a day out with their residents show how it’s done 🙂


Enjoy videos of a couple of our recent trips.

Endeavour on a trip

Bluebell Trip

360 View Inside the Boat

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