Aire and Calder Navigation

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Woodlesford, England

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Aire and Calder Navigation Jan 24, 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 runs through Woodlesford and this is where I finished the two stretches when I started from Leeds and Castleford.

My aim is to walk the whole stretch (in stages) from Leeds to Goole and from Castleford to Wakefield.
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Toonsarah says:
Nice idea for a walking "project"
Posted on: Jan 25, 2017
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