Canoe Camping Club of Great Britain, Easter Meet 2010

Ripon to Naburn the Ure and Ouse, Easter 2010

Day 1. Ripon to Boroughbridge. A short day due, only 6 miles to dropping the cars off at Naburn. Camping in Ripon with only a short walk into the town for all the usual amenities. Three locks at Bell Furrows, Oxclose and Westwick with a campsite on the right just before the motorway at Boro'bridge. Initially the restored canal is very narrow, but widens out with the addition of the river Ure joining shortly after the start.

Getting ready for the off
Posing for the group photo
The first lock, after one kilometre
Waiting for late arrivals
Leaky lock filling up the canoes!
Nicholson's Bridge
Oxlease lock, waiting to enter
Ready for the descent,.
River widening out, open to the wind
Group canoeing
Newby Hall, listen and look for the steam train
Approaching Westwick lock
A convenient stop for lunch
Menhir in Boro'bridge, leave the campsite and turn left
A five minute walk, and then into Boro'bridge for shops and cafes.
Some information about the Menhirs.

Day 2