More inspiration

Find out more about the following local attractions:


Selby Abbey

St Mary's Church

Parks and Open Spaces

Barlow Common

Bishop Wood

Brockadale Nature Reserve

Hambleton Hough

Fairburn Ings

Skipwith Common

Selby Park

Lower Derwent Nature Reserve


Trans Pennine Trail - Ideal for cyclists

Canals and Waterways

Local Markets

Flying in the Heart of Yorkshire

Burn Gliding Club

Sherburn Aero Club

Tiger Moth Flight Experience


Swanning Around Selby walks (Selby Civic Society)

Wolsey walk

Womersley walk

Drax millennium walks

Selby Horseshoe

Pathways to Heath

To help people get out and about walking in their local communities North Yorkshire County Council have created seven 'pathways to health' walks in Selby, varying in distance from just over a mile to more challenging routes of up to nine miles. 

Guided Walks

If you're nervous about getting out and about, or you don't feel confident enough to go for a walk alone yet, you can join a guided health walk in the Selby area. Health walks are led by a qualified walk leader and range in length from 30 minutes to an hour.

Health walks are a great way to get started, to stretch your legs, meet new people and get some fresh air in your local community. Health walks are free to join and you don't need any specialist equipment, just comfortable shoes. If you'd like to join a health walk in Selby please email or

Hidden Heritage Walks

Each of the five walk leaflets, located below, has a descriptive narrative, images of objects that can be seen along the walk, and a map to follow. Although these walks were devised some time ago, and so some of the landmarks have changed, they still provide an insightful and historical stroll around the area.

The five topics covered are:

Ousegate - Shipping heritage and fine waterfront buildings - pdf

Selby Canal - Industrial heritage and modern leisure - pdf

Signs and Symbols - Unlocking the hidden meanings of shopfront signs - pdf

Plaque Parade - Touring the sites and stories behind the plaques that mark important sites in town - pdf

20th Century Selby - Highlighting the variety and meaning of modern buildings standing in Selby - pdf