Selby Canal

Selby Canal

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The Selby Canal is a peaceful backwater to the Aire & Calder Navigation. It connects the River Ouse to the River Aire providing a vital link in the waterways navigation.

Selby Canal is 6 miles long and has just 2 locks. It is ideal for those wanting to explore the canals but aren’t keen on numerous portages.

It is quiet and peaceful, with little more than wildlife joining you for company. Ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life!

Although not much to see along the route apart from greenery and wildlife, make sure you stop off in Selby itself. Here you can marvel at its impressive 11th century Abbey and boastful churches and old buildings.