Birkwood Lock is situated on the Aire & Calder Navigation close to Wakefield in West Yorkshire. The canal was originally built to connect Leeds to the Humber and the North Sea. The nearby Stanley Ferry Aqueduct - a scheduled ancient monument and the picturesque countryside, make it a popular place for pleasure boats and visitors alike.
The site is approximately 60m long and currently provides space for up to 3 boats.
The nearest water point, for the use of all customers, is a short cruise away at the next lock at Kings Road.
There are no dedicated car parking spaces for mooring customers. A small area of the lockside can be used for berth holders with agreement from the Moorings Manager.
This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.
The moorings are based off side, opposite the towpath. A closer viewing can be arranged with the Moorings Manager.