THERE will be two chances on Sunday to discover Skipton's fascinating heritage with two guided walks.

As part of the Government funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme, members of Skipton Civic Society have created the 'string of beads' trail using the research they have conducted over the past three years.

On Sunday (December 10), the society's Susan Wrathmell will lead two walks along the trail,which aims to promote and celebrate the town's heritage.

A spokesperson for Skipton Civic Society said: "The walks will last roughly 45 minutes, and the audience will be encouraged to examine the town’s diverse buildings, showing a great variety of materials, styles, and craftsmanship. From boot scrapers to statues, wood carving to mosaics, there is a wealth of detail to enjoy.

"Join either or both walks to learn more about the fantastic ‘string of beads’ trail and discover new heritage features in Skipton. Afterwards, visitors will be encouraged to attend the Christmas fair at Craven Arts House, where the trail begins and ends."

The walks will start from Craven Arts House, Otley Street on Sunday at 10.30am and 2pm. Walks are free, but donations to the civic society welcomed.