River Aire


River Aire

Geobox|River
name = River Aire


map_size =
map_caption =
country = England
region_type = Counties
region = North Yorkshire
region1 = West Yorkshire
region2 = East Riding of Yorkshire
city = Leeds
length = 114
watershed = 1004
discharge_location = River Ouse
discharge_average = 35.72
source_name =
source_location = Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire
source_elevation = 377
mouth_name = River Ouse
mouth_location = Airmyn, East Riding of Yorkshire
mouth_elevation = 5
tributary_left =
tributary_left1 =
tributary_right = River Worth
tributary_right1 = River Calder


image_size = 300
image_caption = The River Aire at Gargrave, North Yorkshire
The River Aire is a major river in Yorkshire, England of length 114km (71m). Part of the river is canalised and is known as the Aire and Calder Navigation.The Aire is one of England's major rivers and flows through one of the largest populated areas in the UK, which is West Yorkshire.

It rises at Malham Tarn flowing underground to Malham Cove (Aire Head), near Malham, in North Yorkshire and flows through Gargrave and Skipton. After Cononley, the river enters West Yorkshire where it passes through the former industrial areas of Keighley, Bingley, Saltaire, Shipley, it then passes through Leeds, on to the villages of Swillington and Woodlesford. At Castleford is the confluence of the Aire and Calder; just downstream of the confluence was the ford where the ancient British road, utylised and strengthened by the Romans, crossed on its journey north to York. The river re-enters North Yorkshire near Knottingley and in its lower reaches forms part of the boundary between North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The River Aire empties into the River Ouse at Airmyn, 'myn' being an old English word for 'river mouth'. The name possibly derived from British *Isara, meaning "strong river". The ancient British name for the Aire was Winwoed. [ [http://web.onetel.net.uk/~gedburnell/fairburn.htm A Brief History of the Fairburn Area] ]

ettlements

"from source"

*Malham
*Hanlith
*Airton
*Bell Busk
*Gargrave
*Skipton
*Low Bradley
*Kildwick
*Steeton
*Utley
*Riddlesden
*Crossflatts
*Bingley
*Saltaire
*Shipley
*Charlestown
*Apperley Bridge
*Horsforth
*Kirkstall
*Holbeck
*Leeds City Centre
*Knowsthorpe
*Allerton Bywater
*Castleford
*Brotherton
*Knottingley
*Beal
*West Haddlesey
*Chapel Haddlesey
*Temple Hirst
*Gowdall
*Snaith
*Rawcliffe
*Newland
*Airmyn

(Joins River Ouse)

ee also

*Rivers of the United Kingdom

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