Walk: Selby Canal

in Selby

Follow the Selby Canal towpath and travel from the town out into the surrounding villages and countryside.

The Route

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Walk Description

The Selby Canal links the River Ouse in Selby with the River Aire in Chapel Haddlesey. Opened in 1778, the canal was vital in developing the local economy. Nowadays, the canal provides a picturesque route between Selby and the surrounding villages.

Starting at Selby Lock, which is less than half a mile from the train and bus stations, the towpath is flat and easy to navigate. Along the 5.5-mile towpath you will see interesting artwork, lots of wildlife, and, of course, boats cruising along the canal.

As part of the Trans Pennine Trail, it is a popular path with good access from the M62 and plenty of parking options along the canal.

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