Aire & Calder Navigation

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Leeds, England
Aire & Calder Navigation - Thwaites Mills, Aire & Calder Navigation, South Leeds
Aire & Calder Navigation - Aire & Calder Navigation, South Leeds
Aire & Calder Navigation - Aire & Calder Navigation, South Leeds
Aire & Calder Navigation - Beginning of the Aire & Calder Navigation
Aire & Calder Navigation - Leeds Dock, Leeds

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Aire & Calder Navigation Jan 15, 2017
A river and canal system starting from Leeds to Goole (or vice versa). In 1704 the Aire and Calder Navigation company made the River Aire navigable with locks and lock cuts being constructed between Leeds and Goole.

The navigation is broader with less locks than the narrow canals but had served a similar purpose. Today there is still some commercial activity on the waters but this navigation is more popular for leisure boaters, walkers and cyclists.

Because of demand, particularly for larger boats, new locks and lock cuts were added and a new 17 mile cut was extended from Knottingley and Goole in 1821.

The company made the river Calder, from Castleford to Wakefield, navigable and in 1829 added a straight cut on the stretch including an aqueduct across the river at Stanley Ferry.

The Aire and Calder Navigation starts at Leeds and this is where I started my navigation adventure and my stretch from Leeds to Woodlesford.

My aim is to walk (in stages) from Leeds to Knottingley and from Castleford to Wakefield.
Leeds Dock, Leeds
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