The River Aire runs through some of the most joyous, spectacular, awesome an, impressive countryside in the UK.
It passes through, indeed was the key component in originating, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Saltaire.
You can fish for everything from native Brown Trout to stocked rainbows, Barbel and the usual range of coarse fish. There are even salmon in the lower reaches, although they cannot reach the headwaters because of old weirs too high for the salmon to jump – an issue that the DNAire project is addressing.
You can row and canoe on the river.
You can walk its banks, watching for kingfishers and dippers. You might even be lucky enough to catch sight of otters and water voles.
It’s a river to be proud of, a river to love.