Woodlesford Lock L1

Located just five miles from Leeds, Woodlesford Lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation, is one of the best places to escape the city and enjoy some beautiful countryside.

Close to the canal is Woodlesford village offering moorers local facilities and amenities including, pubs, a café, shops and small park.

The moorings site provides space for up 16 boats across two areas, one with high level lighting and one without.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

Leeds, Wakefield and Castleford are all within a seven mile radius of the mooring site.

The site is accessed from Pottery Lane, via the A642 Wakefield Road.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

The car park directly next to the moorings holds approximately 8 to 10 cars and is available on a first come, first served basis. There are spaces in another car park adjacent to Woodlesford Lock. All other facilities are shared with passing boaters.

There is a wooden gate next to the lock operation tower which requires a standard CRT key, available from the local office or other waterside outlets at a cost of £7 each. Pedestrian access is through the stymie gate, at the side of the wooden gate. Access to the boats from the small car park is over the tarmac access road and a small grass strip.

Aire & Calder Navigation
Access Restrictions

OK for mobility difficulties

Car Parking
Unregulated - Secured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
High Level Lighting
Viewing Arrangements

The site is easily accessible at all times. If you are intending to visit the site, please have respect for other users.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Refuse Disposal