Canal and river map boating canal history. The aire and calder is a canalisation of the river calder from wakefield to castleford where it joins the branch from leeds which follows the river aire.
Aire and calder canal map. The first improvements to the rivers above knottingley were completed in 1704 when the aire was made navigable to leeds and the calder to wakefield by the construction of 16 locks. This map gives detailed coverage of the leeds and liverpool canal from foulridge to leeds the aire calder and calder hebble navigations from leeds to knottingley and castleford to sowerby bridge with emphasis on the waterways and information useful and relevant to users of the waterways without neglecting other leisure users. Upstream south and then west the aire and calder meets the calder and hebble navigation at fall ings lock.
The first improvements to the rivers above knottingley were completed in 1704 when the aire was made navigable to leeds and the calder to wakefield by the construction of 16 locks. The selby canal opened in 1778 becoming the main route from leeds to the river humber via the river ouse. Wharncliffe books isbn 1 903425 37 9.
Upstream a bill to make it navigable from bingley to skipton was presented unsuccessfully to parliament in 1740 the proposal eventually becoming the leeds liverpool canal. Yorkshire and north east. A plan of the aire and calder navigation with the several proposed cuts and canals for improving the same and the intended railways connected therewith also the intended basins wharfs and other works at leeds.
See more news events and what we r doing to improve wellbeing in the yorkshire and north east region. The aire continues to flow eastwards to bank dole junction then continues in a north easterly direction to haddlesey from where it follows a winding course to join the river ouse at airmyn. The river calder and the aire and calder navigation flow downstream south to north at this point.
The aire calder navigation was given its act in 1699 to make the river below leeds navigable. This map is presented in landscape orientation with north on the left. The aire and calder navigation is a river and canal system of the river aire and the river calder in the metropolitan county of west yorkshire england.
Boats use the canal on the other side of the river which was built by the calder hebble navigation to connect with the aire calder. Docks basins wharfs cuts quays and other works at goole all in the west riding of the county of york. The aire and calder navigation.
The selby canal is a branch of the aire calder built in response to a proposed leeds and selby canal. The river meanders considerably in this area. The aire and calder navigation is the canalised section of the rivers aire and calder in west yorkshire england.