GUIDE TO THE RIVER OUSE
(Source to York)
NAME OF RIVER: Ouse
WHERE IS IT?: North Yorkshire, flowing into York from the north-west.
Take out at Clifton Bridge in York.
APPROX LENGTH: ~18km from the source. Up to 80km from Catterick or 75km from Leyburn on the Ure.
TIME NEEDED: A day for just the Ouse section, up to 5 days from the Swale or Ure.
ACCESS HASSLES: Paddled it during the week with no problems from anglers.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: This river is passable in most conditions.
GRADING: Grade I or flatwater.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS:Linton Weir.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Flatwater touring which finishes excellent multiday trips on the Swale or Ure.
CONTRIBUTED BY: David Perry as part of Swale and Ure guides.