Ure closed until middle of September

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

THE Canal & River Trust state that owing to a boat 'partially sunk' in a Ure Navigation lock, it will be closed until the middle of September.

No explanation is given why it will take so long to remove the  boat, 'partially sunk' in Westwick Lock, only that its recovery will take place on the 19th of September, and so the navigation is closed until then, with the explanation for the closure classed as 'boat damage', Keith Gudgin tells us.

Eight miles

The Ure Navigation is eight miles long with two locks and runs from the Ripon Canal at Oxclose Lock to Swale Nab, where it joins the Swale to Myton and then becomes the Ouse.