Environment and animals

Navigation issues on York's rivers

We'll update this page if we're aware of any navigation issues affecting the River Ouse or the River Foss.

Temporary closure of Foss Navigation

The Environment Agency are undertaking the replacement of the Foss Barrier. As a result the Foss Navigation will be closed from the week commencing 26 October 2020 until 5 February 2021. There will be no access into the Foss Basin during this time.

Both City of York Council and The Environment Agency apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Navigation on York's rivers

Contact the Canal and Rivers Trust for navigation issues on the River Ouse.

Contact the Inland Waterways Association at least 2 days before you wish to travel on the River Foss by:

Make sure you provide both your contact details and boat details.

Also see

Inland Waterways Association

The Inland Waterways Association campaigns for the use, maintenance and restoration of Britain's inland waterways.