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Goole Area

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Goole Area
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Goole is the centre of a network of natural and man-made waterways which link to the Humber Estuary.


The Aire & Calder Navigation runs from Leeds to Goole, a distance of some 56 kilometres. Approximately 16 kilometres of its overall length lies within the East Riding & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership area.


For its last 8 kilometres, from near East Cowick to Goole, the un-navigable Dutch River, an artificial channel cut to manage the overflow from the River Don, runs next to the Aire & Calder Navigation.


The River Aire has a length of over 112 kilometres, rising near Malham in North Yorkshire and passing through Keighley, Bingley and Leeds, amongst other towns and cities. East of Knottingley the river runs broadly parallel to the M62 and, from near Hensall until it empties into the Ouse, it forms the boundary between North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.


The River Ouse flows from North Yorkshire, through York and Selby before arriving at Goole. Some 11 kilometres east of Goole, at Trent Falls, the Ouse merges with the Trent to form the Humber Estuary.


The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, which hosts the Sobriety Project, is situated between the Aire & Calder Navigation and Dutch River.

Aire and Calder (Tim Watson)
Aire and Calder (Tim Watson)
Aire and Calder (Tim Watson)
Aire and Calder (Tim Watson)
Location
Goole
DN14 5TG
United Kingdom