Lowland rivers about in Yorkshire. Many (but not all) are now formal "navigations" - see below.
Familiar gems include the following:
Most canoeists and kayakers venture upriver, where flows tend to be stronger (see Gentle River Tripping), but even famously lively rivers like the Wharfe and Swale eventually become lowland touring rivers!
Canal and River Trust Navigations and associated rivers in Yorkshire include:
- The Pocklington Canal
- The Ripon Canal
- The Ure Navigation
- The River Ouse
- The Selby Canal
- The River Aire
- The Aire and Calder Navigation - Main Line
- The Aire and Calder Navigation - Wakefield Branch
- The Calder and Hebble Navigation
- Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigations
- The New Junction Canal
- The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
- The Stainforth & Keadby Canal
- The Leeds-Liverpool Canal
- The Huddersfield Broad Canal
- The Huddersfield Narrow Canal
On the fringes of Yorkshire you've got continuations of many of these canals and navigations plus notable gems such as:
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