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Sports, clubs and centres

There are a range of Clubs, Facilities and Events for taking part in Sport, Fitness, Recreation, Leisure and Physical Activity. These are all listed below.

  • Disabled customer using a hand ergometerActive living (GP Referral)
  • HWHealth walks

    Health walks

    There are a number of Health Walk Groups across the Craven District Area. There are all listed here for you to contact and enquire about joining them. There are 4 Health Walking Groups that are approved by the National Walking for Health scheme.

  • CDC craven strategy launchSports Development

    Sports Development and the Sports Development Officer

    The Council Sports Development Officer (SDO) offers a range of services that supports community sports organisations, events or individuals.

  • SCSports Coaching

    Sports coaching

    The Council does not directly provide any Sports Coaching. However, there is a wide range of Sports Coaching taking place across the many sports clubs and facilities in the District.

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    Sports Facilities

    There are nearly 200 sports facilities across the Craven district. These are run by a range of organisations such as Craven District Council, schools, charities, sports clubs and commercial businesses. There are too many to list here but they are all listed on the national Active Places website.

  • SCRSports clubs directory

    Sports clubs directory

    Craven District Council has produced this directory of sports clubs. There is a wide variety of sports clubs in Craven; clubs are listed here in alphabetical order of sport.

  • Free Access to National Sports People (FANS)

    Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre offers elite and talented athletes free membership through the FANS scheme.

  • Outdoor ACOutdoor activity centres

    Outdoor activity centres

    Provision of outdoor activity centres for use by schools, groups or individuals. There are many centres across the Craven District. There are commercial, charity/voluntary and school-run centres.

  • Licence - sports grounds

    Designated grounds are those with a capacity of more than 10,000, or in the case of a Premier or Football League ground, more than 5,000. There are no such grounds in Craven that trigger this Licence requirement.

  • Sports - Equipment Hire and Sale

    We do have a range of equipment that is available for hire (a deposit may be required). Please contact the Centre for further details (01756) 792805.

  • Sports - Information and Booking

    Craven District Council operates Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness. A modern facility that caters for the whole community.

  • Triathlon Club

    Craven Energy is a triathlon/multisport club based in and around Skipton, North Yorkshire.

  • Great Skipton Santa Fun Run

    A 5km run for all ages and abilities. Includes a Santa suit to run in and commemorative medal to all finishers

  • Swimming club members posing for a group photoSkipton Swimming Club

    Skipton Swimming Club

    Members of Skipton Swimming Club practice and compete at Craven Swimming Pool.

  • Aikido competitionSkipton Aikido Club


    Aikido is a self-defence and sports-oriented martial art. Tomiki Aikido teaches the student how to avoid the aggressive actions of an attacker and focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy against them; to gain control of them or to throw them away from you .

  • entranceSandylands Sports Centre, Skipton

    Sandylands Sports Centre, Skipton

    The main dry side sports facility in Skipton with a wide range of facilities and clubs.