Aire and Calder Canal

The Aire & Calder Navigation stretches from Leeds to Wakefield and Castleford to Goole, a distance of 24 miles. Our Canal Guide shows you everything boaters might need in each city, town & village - including shops, pubs & restaurants, post offices and laundry services.

There are 5 locks, each with traffic lights (Red = stop & wait; Amber = no lock-keeper so D.I.Y; Green = go into lock)

Leeds to Wakefield…

Leeds

The Markets PO. 6-16 New York St. LS2 7DZ. 0113 243 2881
  • Discovery Inn Hotel 2*. 13-15 Bishopgate St. LS1 5DY. 0113 242 2555
  • Hilton Leeds City 4*. Neville St. LS1 4BX. 0113 244 2000
  • Leeds Marriott Hotel 4*. 4 Trevelyan Square. Boar Lane. LS1 6ET. 0113 236 6366
  • Park Plaza. Boar Lane. LS1 5NS. 0844 415 6720
  • Queens 4*. City Square. LS1 1PJ. 0113 243 1323
  • Kirkgate indoor Market. Vicar Lane. LS2 7HY. 0113 378 1950 (Mon-Sat 8.30-5.30)
  • Sainsbury's Local. City Station. LS1 4DT. 0113 259 8610
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Leeds Train Station. 1 Aire St. LS1 4PR. 0113 244 5522
  • Leeds Railway Station. New Station St. LS1 4DY. 0345 748 4950l
  • Brewery Tap. 18-24 New Station St. LS1 5DL. 0113 243 4414
  • Griffin. 31 Boar Lane. LS1 5DF. 0113 245 2803
  • Head of Steam. 1 Mill Hill. LS1 5DQ. 0113 243 6618
  • The Hop. Dark Arches, Granary Wharf. Dark Neville St. LS1 4BR. 0113 243 9854
  • Shabab Indian Restaurant. 1 Bishopgate St. LS1 5DY. 0113 242 7012
  • Tapped. 51 Boar Lane. LS1 5EL. 0113 244 1953

Woodlesford

  • ATM Co-Operative Bank Plc. 103-107 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LQ (FREE)
  • Church St PO. 6 Beechwood Centre. LS26 8RE. 0113 282 3249
  • Your Cash ATM Systems. Smiffles, Church St. LS26 8RE (£1.50)
  • Carmon Hair Design. 12 Beechwood Centre. LS26 8RE. 0113 282 2361
  • Beechwood Dental Care. 6a Beechwood Centre. Church St. LS26 8PP. 0113 282 6516
  • Boots The Chemist. Oulton Medical Centre. Quarry Hill. LS26 8SZ
  • Oulton Medical Centre, Quarry Hill, Oulton, LS26 8SZ. 0113 282 2138
  • Woodlesford Lock. LS26 8PJ.
  • Midland Hotel 3*. 97 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LQ. 0113 282 2357
  • Co-operative Foods. 103-107 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LQ. 0113 288 0900
  • Howgate & Farrar. 109 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LQ. 0113 288 9844 (butcher)
  • Nisa. 6 Beechwood Centre. Church St. LS26 8RE. 0113 282 0880
  • Buses: Buses 22,153, 446 To Rothwell, Wakefield, Leeds.
  • Buses: First Group Bus & Coach Co. 0845 604 5460
  • Rail: Woodlesford Railway Station. 2 Station Lane. LS26 8RA. Northern Trains 0800 200 6060
  • Farndales Fish & Chips. 138 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LG. 0113 282 6168 (takeaway)
  • Karvanis Pizzas. 1 Beechwood Centre. LS26 8RE. 0113 288 0788 (takeaway)
  • Lotus Chop Suey Bar. 42 Church St. LS26 8RD. 0113 282 3337 (takeaway)
  • The Two Pointers. 69 Church St. LS26 8RE. 0113 282 1884 (Pub & Coffee Shop / Open mic)
  • Woodlesford Methodist Church. (Rev James Morley) 07734 323402

Rothwell

  • NatWest. 2 Jail Yard Parade. LS26 0AF. 0345 788 8444 (mon-fri 10-4; sat 10-1)
  • Rothwell PO. 59 Commercial St. LS26 0QA. 0113 282 2153
  • The Chair Male Grooming. 98 Haigh Rd. LS26 0LP. 0113 282 9761
  • Peggy Tub. 26 Manor Rd. LS26 0RD. 0113 282 9333. (35min walk) service or DIY
  • Rothwell Library. Marsh St. LS26 0AE. 0113 224 3288
  • Moorhouse Opticians. 35 Commercial St. LS26 0AP. 0113 282 3342
  • Abbey House Veterinary Clinic. 1 Oulton Lane. LS26 0EA. 0113 282 7117
  • Chantry Vets. 1st Avenue. LS26 0JX. 0113 451515
  • Poppys. 51 Cotswold Drive. LS26 0QZ. 0113 282 5365
  • Ragamuffins. 5c Marsh St. LS26 0AG. 0113 282 2715
  • Rothwell Pets & Reptiles. 7 Jail Yard Parade. 0113 282 8071
  • Morrisons. 1 Jail Yard Parade. LS26 0AF. 0113 393 4263
  • Tesco Express. 128 Leeds Rd. LS26 0HB. 0345 026 9866
  • Rothwell Cycles. 154a Holmsley Rd. LS26 8SF. 0113 440 7502
  • Taxis: G&M Cars. Marsh St. LS26 0AG. 0113 282 2090
  • Taxis: Rothwell Line. 1 Ingram Parade. LS26 0NX. 0113 282 9060
  • The Black Bull. 15 Commercial St. LS26 0AX. 0113 282 1123
  • Hare & Hounds. Commercial St. LS26 0UE. 0113 282 0252
  • Salute. The White Swan. Church St. LS26 0QL. 0113 282 0508 (Italian Restaurant)

Mickletown / Methley

  • Mickletown PO. 14 Main St. Methley. LS26 9JE. 01977 515225
  • Methley Mini Market (Premier). 106 Main St. LS26 9HZ. 01977 513410
  • The Commercial. 12 Main St. Methley. LS26 9JE. 07568 532783
  • Poons Chinese Takeaway. 48 Main St. LS26 9JE. 01977 667699

Allerton Bywater

  • Room for 7 boats at Old Staithes Quay. Also possible to moor up to 3 abreast.
  • Post Office/Convenience Store. 4 Highfield Drive, WF10 2EA. 01977 552562
  • Short Back N Syd's. 14 Main St. WF10 2DL. 07813 899995
  • Lloyds Pharmacy. Leeds Rd. WF10 2DP. 01977 552695
  • Post Office/Convenience Store. 4 Highfield Drive, WF10 2EA. 01977 552562
  • Buses: Utopia Coaches. 48 Main St. WF10 2BZ. 01977 518844
  • Anchor Inn. Victoria St. WF10 2DF. 01977 603119
  • The Boat Inn. Boat Lane. WF10 2BX. 01977 514808 (Real ales / Beer Garden)
  • Bywater Fisheries. 57 Leeds Rd. WF10 2ES. 01977 518719 (Fish & Chips)
  • Victoria Hotel. 63 Main St. WF10 2BZ. 01977 516438

Castleford

  • Castleford Boatyard. Lock Lane. Navigation Rd. WF10 2LG. 01977 513111
  • Supreme Marine Ltd. The Boat Yard. Navigation Rd. Lock Lane. WF10 2LG. 01977 513111
  • Castleford Forum Library & Museum. Carlton St. WF10 1BB. 01977 722085
  • Post Office Ltd. 1 Sykes St. WF10 1AT. 01977 552139
  • Michael J Lumb. Coal , logs and kindling DELIVERED TO YOUR BOAT. 01977 555 424
  • Grade 1 Barbers Shop. 2 Carlton St. WF10 1AY. 01977 559020 (Barbers Shop)
  • KL Hairdressing. 29 Carlton St. WF10 1AS. 01977 513287
  • Mojo's Hair Salon. 15 Carlton St. WF10 1AX. 01977 553775
  • Kleaners Laundry Service. 7 Beancroft Rd. WF10 5BN. 01977 553491
  • Armstrong & Haire Ltd. 38 Bank St. WF10 1JD.01977 552670
  • Castleford Medical Practice
  • Co-Operative Pharmacy. Savile Rd. WF10 1PD. 01977 552603
  • Chantry Vets. 27 Lower Oxford St. WF10 4AE. 01977 554095 (& Church St. WF10 1ES. 553131)
  • Greenwood & Brown. St. Francis House, Bradley St. WF10 1HR. 01977 702056
  • Premier Inn 3*. Pioneer Way. WF10 5TG. 0871 527 8216
  • Premier Inn Xscape. Colorado Way. WF10 4TA. 0871 527 8218
  • Aldi. Enterprise Way. WF10 1EQ. 0843 504 7263
  • Castleford Indoor Market. Carlton St. WF10 1BD. 01977 727196
  • Co-Op. 48 Carlton St. WF10 1AQ. (Town Centre)
  • Morrisons. Albion St. WF10 1QX. 01977 554687
  • Castleford Hire Centre. Hunt St. WF10 1NS (Tool hire)
  • Dorema Uk Ltd. Pioneer Way. WF10 5QU. 01977 555215 (Caravan / Camping)
  • J&J Electrical. Repairs/Spares. Methley Rd. WF10 1NX. 01977 278363 (Electrics)/li>
  • Buses: Utopia Coach Services. 01977 518844 (Allerton Bywater)
  • Rail: Castleford Railway Station. 12 Cambridge St. WF10 5DN Northern Railway
  • The Glass Blower. 15 Bank St. WF10 1JD. 01977 520390 (Wetherspoon)
  • The Griffin. Lock Lane. WF10 2LB. 01977 557551
  • The Junction. 109 Carlton St. WF10 1EE. 01977 277750
  • Papa's Fish & Chips. Carlton St. WF10 1AX. 01977 278224
  • Tap 'N' Tackle. 31 Carlton St. WF10 1AN. 01924 554424

Altofts

  • Post Office Ltd. 173 Church Rd. WF6 2QR. 01924 899587
  • M & A Pharmacies. 146 Castleford Rd. WF6 2EP. 01924 220021
  • Patience Lane Surgery. Patience Lane. WF6 2JZ. 01924 890729
  • Swagger Professional Dog Grooming. 10 Rose Farm Fold. WF6 2RY. 07765 242800
  • One Stop Altofts. 117 Church Rd. WF6 2QG. 01924 894517
  • Chilli Pepperz. 6 Drury Lane. WF6 2JN. 01924 892255 (Italian Takeaway)
  • Horse & Jockey. 47 Church Rd. WF6 2NU. 07779 799724
  • King Fry Fisheries. 102 Church Rd. WF6 2QS. 01924 223393
  • Miners Arms. 169 Church Rd. WF6 2QR. 01924 893482 (Sky Sports, Real Ale, Garden)
  • Poplar Inn. 151 Church Rd. WF6 2QR. 07884 264962 (Sky Sports)
  • The Robin Hood. 10 Church Rd. WF6 2NJ. 01924 892911/li>
  • Stanley Ferry Marina. Ferry Lane. WF3 4LT. 01924 201800

Stanley Ferry

  • Stanley Ferry Marina. Ferry Lane. WF3 4LT. 01924 201800
  • Buses: 125, 146, 147 to Wakefield/Pontefract
  • The Stanley Ferry. Ferry Lane. WF3 4LT. 01924 290596. (Hungry Horse / Wacky Warehouse)
  • Wacky Warehouse. The Stanley Ferry. Ferry Lane. WF3 4LT. 01924 290596

Wakefield

  • The Hepworth Wakefield. Gallery Walk. WF1 5AW. 01924 247360
  • Wakefield Museum & Library. 3 Burton St. WF1 2DD. 01924 305356
  • Kirkgate PO. 190 Kirkgate. WF1 1UE. 0845 722 3344
  • Carl Shaw Hairdressing. 51 Northgate. WF1 2ED. 07438 853635
  • Bespoke Hair Creations. 37-39 Westgate End. WF2 9RG. 01924 650751
  • Changes Hair & Beauty. 6 Cheapside. WF1 2SD. 01924 332999
  • Bubbles. 6 Cobham Parade. WF1 2DY. 01924 826108
  • Laundry Care. Unit 5, Thornes Lane Wharf. WF1 5RF. 01924 384440
  • Belle Isle Pharmacy. Belle Isle Health Park, Portobello Rd. WF1 5PN. 01924 382030
  • Cohens Chemist. 102 Barnsley Rd. WF1 5NX. 01924 255273
  • Eastmoor Health Centre. Windmill Rd. WF1 4SD. 01924 327625
  • Kingfisher Chemist. 192 Kirkgate. WF1 1UE. 01924 291898
  • Maybush Medical Centre. Belle Isle Health Park, Portobello Rd. WF1 5PN. 01924 334451
  • Trinity Medical Centre. Windhill Rd. WF1 4SD. 01924 327625
  • Ashfield Veterinary. Belle Isle Health Park, Barnsley Rd WF1 5PN. 01924 374111
  • Calder Pets. 69 Westgate End. WF2 9RL. 01924 372017
  • Cathedral Retail Park. Charlesworth Way. WF2 9SE
  • Ings Rd Retail Park. Ings Rd. WF1 1RF
  • The Ridings SC. WF1 1DS.
  • Buses: Arriva Yorkshire. 24 Barnsley Rd. WF1 5JX. 0844 800 4411
  • Rail: Wakefield Kirkgate. Monk St. WF1 4EL. 0845 000 0125 Grand Central / Northern
  • Rail: Wakefield Westgate. Mulberry Way. WF1 2QN. 0845 722 5225
  • Harry's Bar. 107 Westgate. WF1 1EL. 01924 373773 ((Real Ales, Cider, Live Music)
  • The Hop. 19 Bank St. WF1 1EH. 01924 367111 (Real Ales, Live Music)
  • The Ruddy Duck. Bridge St. WF1 5JR. 01924 379079
  • The Six Chimneys. 41-43 Kirkgate. WF1 1HX. 01924 239449 (Wetherspoons)
  • The Wharfside. 46 Thornes Lane Wharf. WF1 5RL. 01924 568997 (New Management Aug 18)

Castleford To Goole…

Fairburn

  • Three Horse Shoes. Silver St. WF11 9JA. 01977 672543
  • Waggon & Horses. 3 Great North Rd. WF11 9JY. 01977 675459

Ferrybridge

  • The Strand. Ground Floor, Velvo House. The Square. WF11 8ND. 01977 674516
  • Ferrybridge Medical Centre. 8-10 High St. WF11 8NQ. 01977 631623
  • Rowlands Pharmacy. 6 High St. WF11 8NQ. 01977 672522
  • Golden Lion. 1 The Square. WF11 8ND. 01977 674028
  • High St Fisheries. High St. WF11 8NQ. 01977 679222 (Fish & Chips)
  • Magnet Inn. Fishergate. WF11 8NB. 01977 674136 (Close to Golden Lion)
  • Tung Shin. 16 High St. WF11 8NQ. 01977 672528 (Chinese Takeaway)