Dowley Gap

Dowley Gap is home to one of those truly odd moments where water flows over water.

Stand atop the seven arched Dowley Gap Aqueduct and watch the River Aire flow underneath your feet.

Dowley Gap Aqueduct, © Paul Glazzard 

We have chosen this as a DNAire Focus Point because this is one of the few places that the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal cross.

The river here is very different to lower down in the DNAire area.  Looking down you will see fast flowing water creating pebble shoals whilst the river carves deeper areas of the channel.  This provides a huge variety of habitats for fish.