Walk: Wolsey Walk

in Selby

Known as the “Windsor of the North” because of its association with royalty and archbishops, Cawood is an attractive village with many historic associations, which you can see on the circular ‘Wolsey Walk’ that takes you around the village and past the impressive Cawood Castle.

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The Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Old Road, Cawood, Selby YO8 3SG
  • Distance: 5 Miles

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Walk Description

Situated on the southern bank of the River Ouse a little over five miles from Selby, Cawood is sometimes known as the “Windsor of the North” because of its association with royalty and archbishops in past centuries. Today it is an attractive village with many historic associations, which you can see on the circular ‘Wolsey Walk’ that takes you around the village and past the impressive Cawood Castle, believed to be the source of the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme.

Wolsey Walk is a circular route, starting from Cawood and has proved to be very popular over the years. Covering approximately five miles in length, it is not strenuous and therefore is idea for family groups. The approximate time for this walk is 2 – 2.5 hrs. Several notable landmarks are encompassed on the route.

Start Point: Old Road, adjacent to the River Ouse near Cawood Swing Bridge.

Terrain: Minor roads, tracks through arable land and a good stretch of riverside paths. Some parts may be muddy at times, so sensible shoes or boots are advised.

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