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Aire & Calder (Wakefield)
Broad Reach to Stanley Ferry
Stanley Ferry Aqueducts
Stanley Ferry - Fairies Hill
Fairies Hill - Castleford

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Leeds to Goole
Castleford - Knottingley
Barnsley Canal (former Junction with Aire & Calder)

Click to enlargeAltofts Bridge, upstream, with one of the Stanley Aqueducts in the background. Click to enlargeAltofts Bridge, view downstream.
Click to enlargeBirkwood Bridge, Moorings and Lock, viewed downstream. Calder Cut (or Broadreach Cut) bypasses a large meander between the Bottom Boat and Foxholes Reaches in the River Calder. Altoft Ings is situated in the meander. There was once an earler canal cut south of Bottom Boat between Lake Lock and the old ferry to Bottom Boat Farm. Find out more about Bottom Boat at Stanley History Online. Click to enlargeThe towing path at Birkwood Bridge.
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Birkwood Lock is a listed building:
Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 436889
More information at British Listed Buildings.

Click to enlargeView downstream at Birkwood Lock showing a reclaimed slag heap created from the spoil from the now closed Newmarket Colliery.
Click to enlargeKing's Road Lock near Altofts.
This is a listed building.
Images of England (IoE Number: 436890
Date listed: 09 October 1987
Grade: II. More information at Images of England.
Click to enlargeView upstream towards Stanley Ferry from the King's Road Lock.
Click to enlargeKing's Road Lock. Click to enlargeKing's Road Lock, looking upstream.
Click to enlargeMoorings at King's Road, with King's Road Bridge in the distance at Foxholes. The bridge connects Altofts and Altofts Ings. Click to enlargeA narrowboat heading upstream between Wood Nook and King's Road Locks.
Click to enlargeAt the western end of the island created by Calder and Fairies Hill Cuts. Downstream, the Calder Cut goes to the left of the island to Wood Nook Lock, to the right are the Altoft Lock Moorings and the Altoft Lock in the disused Fairies Hill Cut. Click to enlargeSteady as she goes. Passing through Wood Nock Lock heading upstream.
Click to enlargeMission accomplished and safely through the lock, the narrowboats enter the Broadreach Cut.
More pictures of the Fairies Hill and Wood Nook Lock area in the Fairies Hill to Castleford Section.

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