Monday, November 12, 2012

The Ripon Canal meets the River Ure

The Ripon Canal runs for a little over two miles from its basin near the centre of the city, past the racecourse to the River Ure.

I walked the towpath and when I arrived at the far end of canal I found the Ure was very high - this was the summer of 2012, after all. The Ure has come from Wensleydale and flows down to York, by which time it has changed its name to become the Ouse.

Then a boat obligingly appeared. The photograph above shows it coming off the Ure and entering the canal. I helped with the first lock (named Oxclose Lock) and then walked back to Ripon.

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