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
Canal & River Trust
Fearns Wharf, Neptune Street, Leeds, LS9 8PB
T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website
There is no navigation authority on the River Swale.