Tag: Aire and Calder Navigation

A positive step towards accessibility at Skelton Grange bridge

The latest meeting to discuss the previously accessibility concerns surrounding Skelton Grange Road bridge was held virtually last Friday (12 March 2021) to explore the preferred options previously identified by stakeholders. As previously reported here and here access along the Trans Pennine cycling Trail is blocked at Skelton Grange Road

Alistair Brownlee backs Stourton bridge campaign

Olympic star, Alistair Brownlee MBE, has leant his support to the campaign (previously reported here) to make major Leeds and regional cycling and walking route accessible to all. Leeds Cycling Campaign has released a new film highlighting the need for urgent action to provide safe access for cyclists, runners and

Canal charity urges cyclists to slow down

The Canal & River Trust, the waterways and wellbeing charity that looks after 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, has launched an online campaign appealing for people riding bikes on towpaths to take it easy and slow down. A short (1½ minute) video and animation reminds all those visiting the

First barge of aggregate docks at Knostrop wharf

A 500 tonnes capacity barge arrived at Knostrop yesterday (23 September 2020) marking the first load of a new service carrying marine dredged aggregates from Hull to Leeds. This is the culmination of many years’ hard work by various groups. It started with Leeds City Council’s minerals planning policy decision

Avoid open water in the heatwave

With UK temperatures set to soar late this week as parts of Yorkshire & North East England reach highs of up to 30C, Canal & River Trust is asking people to stay safe by water, avoid open water swimming in their local canals, rivers and reservoirs and seek alternative ways

Campaign to make Skelton Grange bridge accessible

Leeds Cycling Campaign is championing a campaign to make the path along the Aire & Calder Navigation easier to negotiate by replacing the footbridge crossing at Skelton Grange Road. You can help by signing their petition. The path between Hunslet and Woodlesford is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists. But

New port to be built in Stourton

Stourton is set to get a new inland port as plans for freight traffic to return to our waterways move forward. A planning application has been submitted to create two new wharfs on the River Aire at Stourton capable of handling up to 200,000 tonnes a year of bulk cargoes