Take the train to Ruswarp and walk about five minutes along the riverside (The Carrs) following the signpost to Sleights to Ruswarp Pleasure Boats. Established in 1864, you can hire a rowing boat and row down the river at a leisurely pace. There also canoes available but I much prefer the rowing boats. You can moor up at Riverside Gardens Cafe at Briggswath and have a cup of tea. A beautiful way of relaxing and chilling out. Take a camera to photograph the swans and ducks. This is the only river in Yorkshire where salmon can be found.
We paid £16 for two hours for the three of us…great value.
Call at the Bridge Inn for a pint which is close by the station. It is under new management and the landlady was really friendly. Call at Jacksons butchers in the High Street – early – to get some of their scrumptious pork pies. We were lucky, we got the last three before they sold out.
You can also book accommodation close by the river. I plan to book a short break there as it boasts a hot tub. It is called Chainbridge Riverside Retreat. Pets are allowed so that suits me.