GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

York to Selby

16 miles (25 km)

This lovely cycle and walk route starts on the banks of the River Ouse in the city of York and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and the York to Selby Railway Path south to Selby.
The mostly flat, off road route is ideal for a relaxing afternoon's cycling or walking and has views of York racecourse and the River Ouse. It runs for a distance of about about 16 miles passing Bishopthorpe, Naburn Bridge on the River Ouse, Riccall and Barlby on the way.
In Selby you can continue your exercise at the Selby Canal.
Some of the canal path is available to cyclists or you can walk the whole length if you prefer.

York to Selby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

York to Selby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


York to Selby railway path - - 285098

View of the surfaced path.

Mars (via York and Selby cycleway) - - 1465046

Mars. The Solar system modelled alongside the path.

Saturn (via York and Selby cycleway) - - 1465003

Saturn.The Trans Pennine Trail along this section also includes a model of the Solar System along the York - Selby cycle track. The Sun is a huge 2.4m (about 8 feet) in diameter and Pluto is a tiny 5.9mm sphere, over 10 Km - that's more than 6 miles - away.

The Trans Pennine Trail Selby to York cycleway - - 1464930

A remnant of the now defunct Selby coalfield alongside the trail.

Naburn Bridge - - 41417

Naburn Bridge, crossing the River Ouse. The bridge is a disused railway bridge on the old York to Selby line which is now a popular cycle route. The wire sculpture is called the Fisher of Dreams, complete with fisherman, dog and bicycle.

Stillingfleet Beck from the Selby to York Cycleway - - 1460586

Stillingfleet Beck from the cycleway

The Trans Pennine Trail Selby to York cycleway - - 1465078

Passing through the York racecourse grounds with the former Terry's chocolate works in the centre background.

Canal Basin, Selby - - 827628

Canal Basin, Selby. This basin is just above River Lock, where boats can lock down into the tidal River Ouse, providing a through route to York.


GPS Files

GPX File

York to Selby.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

York to Selby.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)