New Selby District Trails to inspire residents to explore their local neighbourhood

Image of a family with a dog walking through a woods in Selby district

Three themed Selby District trails have been developed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the district and experience must-see landmarks and attractions. The trails focus on landscape, green open spaces, heritage stories and family adventure.

Now, more than ever, is a time for local discovery and the Selby District trails will inspire and encourage residents to learn more about their District and explore their own doorstep.  

‘Escape in your own backyard’ focuses on the district’s landscape and green open spaces, ‘Your home’s history’ showcases the district’s heritage stories and ‘Young-at the Heart of Yorkshire’ centres on family experiences.

The trails are being launched with a new campaign: Home at the Heart of Yorkshire.  This campaign includes advertising on buses that cover various routes across the district, on the billboards at Selby Railway Station and on the A64, as well as a digital campaign which is aimed at family audiences.   

Lead executive member with responsibility for Housing, Health and Culture, Cllr Christopher Pearson, said: “The aim of the themed trails is to showcase the wonderful landscapes of our district and also the wide range of activities and experiences available. The trails will be supported by a campaign encouraging our residents to connect with their local neighbourhood and explore, whilst supporting local businesses. The trails can be enjoyed at leisure, by social or household bubbles, as and when appropriate.”  

“Businesses across the district have been working extremely hard to adapt and follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. Many have achieved the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ standard, which shows they have adhered to guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.”

The trails will be available as postcards and, when the time is right, they will be available to collect across the District, from information points, key attractions, shops and cafes. For the time being, they will be available to view and download via the Selby District Council website.

The trails can be found here.