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Ouse River Navigation | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 98 km
Number of locks: 5
Lock dimensions: 17.60 x 4.20
Max. depth: 2.50
Max. headroom: 7.70
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Aire and Calder Navigation | England
Derwent River Navigation | England
North Sea

River Ouse Navigation with River Ure and Ripon Canal
In the northwest of York, at Ripon, the journey starts on the Ripon Canal, soon after, one changes for some kilometers onto River Ure which, at Linton, changes its name into River Ouse until it flows into the Humber. The dimensions indicated refer to the head waters with Ripon Canal and rivers Ure and Ouse until York, afterwards the locks are much larger (45.70 x 7.70m). Navigation offers a lot of variation here and is therefore suitable for anyone.

Houseboat & Narrowboat Hire, Ouse River

Latelink Boating   |  Pink Moon Cruises

Selby Boat Centre


The Waterways Museum, Goole

Viking Afloat
   |  Yorkboat, York

York Marine Service

The Great Ouse Boating Assication

The Great Ouse Boating Association (GOBA) represents boaters on the rivers Great Ouse, Cam, Lark, Little Ouse, Wissey and associated East Anglian waterways of England. Established in 1958 we now have over 3000 boating members.


No. 6 Nottingham, York & the North East  |  Nicholson


Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Covers the Aire & Calder, Fossdyke and Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigations, the Chesterfield, Ripon, Pocklington and Selby canals and the rivers Derwent, Ouse, Trent (Derwent Mouth to Trent Falls), Ure and Witham. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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