River Ouse : Yorkshire (non-tidal section)
The River Ouse : Yorkshire (non-tidal section) is a small river and is part of the River Ouse : Yorkshire. It runs for 23 miles and 4 furlongs through 1 lock from Swale Nab (where it joins the River Ure and the River Swale) to Naburn Lock (where it joins the River Ouse : Yorkshire (tidal section - Naburn to Goole)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 65 feet and 7 inches long and 15 feet and 8 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 19 feet and 6 inches. The maximum draught is 6 feet and 11 inches.Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 14M - River Ouse and Tributaries Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
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Junction of Rivers Ure, Swale and Ouse (Yorkshire)
|Lower Dunsforth||7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Aldwark Manor Golf Club Footbridge
Golf course is on both sides of the river
|3 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Boat Lane Bridge||4 miles and 1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Linton Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
|7 miles and ¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Linton Lock||7 miles and 2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Linton Lock Weir Exit||7 miles and 2¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Newton-on-Ouse||8 miles and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|River Nidd Junction
|9 miles and 5½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Beningborough||10 miles and 6¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Upper Poppleton||13 miles and 6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Church Lane Railway Bridges||14 miles and 2½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Nether Poppleton Road Bridge||14 miles and 7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
Natural flood plain, part of York's flood defences
|16 miles and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Water End Bridge||16 miles and 5 furlongs||1 lock|
|Scarborough Railway Bridge||17 miles and 2 furlongs||1 lock|
|Lendal Bridge||17 miles and 4 furlongs||1 lock|
The river reached a peak of 17ft 8ins (5.3m) above normal at 0330 GMT on Saturday 4th November 2000, within two inches of breaching flood defences.
|17 miles and 6¼ furlongs||1 lock|
York Castle 250yds to the east
|18 miles and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Ouse - Foss Junction
Junction of Rivers Ouse and Foss
|18 miles and 3 furlongs||1 lock|
|Millenium Bridge||18 miles and 7 furlongs||1 lock|
|Bishopthorpe Road Bridge||20 miles and 2¼ furlongs||1 lock|
Location of the Bishop's Palace
|20 miles and 6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Naburn Railway Bridge
Now part of a footpath trail
|21 miles and 5½ furlongs||1 lock|
|York Marina||21 miles and 7¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Naburn||22 miles and 2 furlongs||1 lock|
|Acaster Malbis||22 miles and 6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Naburn Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
|23 miles and 2 furlongs||1 lock|
Two locks, one full length and one half length - the half length lock is not used.
|23 miles and 4 furlongs||1 lock|
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Navigation restriction notice: River Ouse, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Scarborough Rail Bridge — from Monday the 3rd of December, 2018 to Monday the 11th of March, 2019.
Work will be taking place on behalf of York City Council on Scarborough Rail footbridge. They will be replacing the existing footbridge.
This will require restrictions to river traffic as follows:
3rd to 7th December 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.
11th March to 15th March 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.
Restrictions to alternate spans will also occur on Saturdays over night (22.00 to 06.00) on 9th February 2019, 23rd February 2019, and 2nd March 2019.
Skippers of all crafts - please slow down and approach the area with care. Follow the site instructions for which span to use.
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