King's Road Moorings are situated between Wakefield and Castleford on the Aire & Calder Navigation in West Yorkshire.
The canal was originally built to connect Leeds to the Humber and the North Sea. It still carries commercial traffic though there is no commercial traffic on Wakefield Arm. The nearby Stanley Ferry Aqueduct - a scheduled ancient monument and the picturesque countryside, make it a popular place for pleasure boats and visitors alike.
There are 12 moorings which are located on both the towpath side and off-side of the canal below the lock and space for 8 vessels above the lock on the off-side.
The site is approximately one mile from the small village of Foxholes, Altofts. It can be accessed from Foxholes Lane, off Church Road.
The water point is on the towpath side of the canal and is for the use of all boaters.
Parking on the off-side area of the site, near to the lock, is for the use of below lock, off-side mooring customers only. The parking area on the towpath side is for the use of all customers. Please note that space can be limited in both parking areas during busy periods and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Access to the below lock, off-side area of the mooring site is secured by a locked gate. The lock requires a key which is available from the Moorings team only, at the refundable cost of £50
Facilities block and/or waste bins are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement
Car Parking - an open car park provided by the local waterway, mooring customers can use it but they do not have any priority over others at this site
A local farmer has access rights along the access road along the top of the off-side moorings.
Mooring rings may be shared with neighbouring boats to best manage the water space.
All customer items must be stored on boats and not on the surrounding land areas.
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.
OK for mobility difficulties
The below lock, offside area of the site can be viewed from the access road opposite. The below lock, offside area of the Kings Road site is for berth holders only. A closer inspection of the berth can be arranged with the Moorings Manager.