GUIDE TO THE RIVER OUSE

(Source to York)

NAME OF RIVER: Ouse

WHERE IS IT?: North Yorkshire, flowing into York from the north-west.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Can start as a multi-day trip on the Swale SE240997 or the Ure SE236772 or carry on down from Linton weir (SE500600).

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.

OTHER NOTES:

CONTRIBUTED BY: David Perry as part of Swale and Ure guides.

 

 

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