The Aire and Calder Navigation

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The history of the Aire and Calder Navigation

also see Calder and Hebble Navigation

Also on Pennine Waterways:

The Barnsley Canal

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

The Rochdale Canal

The Bridgewater Canal

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Aire and Calder Navigation

The Aire and Calder Navigation runs for 33 miles from Leeds to Goole, with a branch of 7.5 miles from Wakefield to Castleford.

It had 8 locks spaced out between Leeds and Goole, 3 locks on the Wakefield branch and also a number of flood locks.

The canal was never closed and is still used by a small amount of commercial traffic in addition to a fair number of leisure craft.

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These related books are available from amazon.co.uk - follow links for details:

Canals of the Aire and Calder Navigation

by Mike Taylor

The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton

by Roger Glister
photographic history of the Barnsley Canal and the Dearne and Dove Canal

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

by Mike Taylor

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