Ripon Canal and River Ure


The Ripon Canal runs from its junction with the River Ure at Oxclose Lock to the Canal terminus at Ripon.  It is 2.3 miles (4 km) long and has 3 locks.  The River Ure Navigation runs from the Ripon Canal at Oxclose Lock to Swale Nab, where it joins the River Swale (navigable for about 1 mile - 1.6 km - to Myton) and becomes the Yorkshire Ouse.  The River Ure Navigation is 8 miles (12.8 km) long and has 2 locks.

The maximum boat size that can navigate the River Ure and Ripon Canal is
length: 61' 4" (18.7 metres) - Rhodesfield Lock
beam: 16' 3" (4.95 metres) - Rhodesfield Lock
height: 9' 2" (2.8 metres) - Ripon By-pass Bridge (no 1)
draught: 4' 11" (1.5 metres) - cill of Rhodesfield Lock

A Sanitary Station key is required to operated Rhodesfield Lock and Bell Furrows Lock


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There is no navigation authority on the River Swale.

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