Historical Information

Following an Act of Parliament in 1758 to extend the navigation of the Calder from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, the waterway was opened for boats in 1770.


See also:

Waterways A-Z
Map of UK Waterways

Sign up for email updates

Keep up to date with all the latest waterways news. 

first name:
last name:

We will never share your email address with anyone else and you can update your subscription preferences at any time.