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Aire & Calder Navigation – River Aire

The navigable part of the River Aire leaves the Aire & Calder Navigation at Bank Dole Junction and joins the Selby Canal at Haddlesey.

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Facts & Stats

6.5 miles

(10.4 km)

The length of the River Aire that is navigable.

2 locks

Functioning

On the navigable section of the river there are two functioning locks. The river becomes unnavigable after a derelict lock.

From the Bank Dole Junction to the Selby Canal

The navigable part of the River Aire leaves the Aire & Calder Navigation at Bank Dole Junction and joins the Selby Canal at Haddlesey. 

Downstream of Haddlesey Old Lock (which is derelict), the River Aire is tidal and not normally used for navigation.

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • Length: 141′ 0″ (42.9 metres)
  • Beam: 18′ 3″ (5.55 metres) – Broadreach Lock
  • Height: 11′ 10″ (3.6 metres)
  • Draught: 8′ 10″ (2.7 metres) – cill of Broadreach Lock

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