The Route

2019 SKIPTON SANTA FUN RUN ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The Start Gate is half way down the High Street which is closed to traffic from early morning.

From The Start Gate go to the bottom of the High St and bear right into Caroline Sq. then Swadford St. (0,13/0,13k)

Go along Swadford St until crossing over the canal bridge then turn immediately right onto the canal tow path. (0,20/0,33k)

Keeping the canal on your right go along tow path to Gawflat Bridge (the second swing bridge), and turn right. (0,53/0,86k)

Cross the canal swing bridge and enter Aireville Park. Go along the Tarmac path, up the slope, approximately half way, until a Tarmac path leads to the right and go up the slope to the War Memorial steps. Exit the Park, turning right onto Gargrave Rd. (0,58/1,44k)

On Gargrave Road, travel towards town without crossing the road until reaching the second Pelican Crossing. (0,60/2,04k)

Cross Gargrave Rd. and continue towards Town along Water St. to the Mill Bridge Junction. (0,32/2,36)

Carefully cross the main road and start to climb Chapel Hill. Keep on the Tarmac road until it terminates at the Old Saw Mill. (0,4/2,76k)

Continue forward between the buildings and enter through the gates into Castle Woods. (0,10/2,86k)

Follow the Direction Signs alongside the Mill Race until reaching the Mill Pond. (0,54/3,40k)

Bear right around the top of the Pond and ascend the right hand set of steps. At the top continue along the narrow path, keeping the wall on your left until reaching the narrow exit gate from the woods. (0,40/3,80k)

Cross the Castle Car Park entrance and go down the pavement to a Pelican Crossing where The Bailey Road is crossed. (0,35/4,15k)

Immediately after crossing the road take the footpath to the South of the Building Society which emerges onto Regent Rd. and turn right. (0,20/4,35k)

Go along Regent Rd up to the junction with Princes Drive, cross the road and continue down Consort St to the junction with Otley Rd., then turn right. (0,30/4,65k)

Go along Otley Rd to the next junction and turn right along Otley St. (0,20/4,85k)

Go along Otley St., carefully crossing the Bunkers Hill/Rectory Lane junction, until reaching the latter end which is a Pedestrian Precinct. At the High St turn right to the Finish Gate. (0,35/5,20k)

2019 SKIPTON SANTA WHEELCHAIR ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The Start Gate is half way down the High Street which is closed to traffic from early morning. Please do not start until all the runners have left.

From The Start Gate go to the bottom of the High St and bear right into Caroline Sq. then Swadford St. (0,13/0,13k)

Go along Swadford St until crossing over the canal bridge then turn immediately right onto the canal tow path. (0,20/0,33k)

Keeping the canal on your right go along tow path to Gawflat Bridge (the second swing bridge), and turn right. (0,53/0,86k)

Cross the canal swing bridge and enter Aireville Park. Go along the Tarmac path, up the slope to the very top of the park with the Baths Car Park on your left. (0,67/1,53k)

Wheelchair route 2019

Just past the Baths Car Park, take the track to the sharp right which brings you back towards town and runs parallel with Gargrave Rd. (0,40/1,93k)

At a point just before the War Memorial Park exit take the right hand tarmac path down to the path on which you entered the Park. (0,15/2,08k)

Turn left at this point to retrace your steps out of the Park onto the canal tow path. (0,37/2,45k)

Turn left to return along the canal side to Swadford St. (0,53/2,98k)

Travel along the pavement until reaching the High St. At the point where traffic is prohibited access the road and head to the Finish Gate. (0,33/3,31k)