GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bishop Wood Selby

2 miles (4 km)

This walk explores the woodland trails in the expansive Bishop Wood near Selby, Cawood and Wistow.
The woods are located just a few miles north west of Selby. You can start the walk from the parking area of Scalm Lane. Then pick up a series of flat footpaths taking you around the northern part of the ancient woodland. The trails make for particularly fine autumn woodland walk and there are pretty bluebells to see in the spring months too. Look out for a variety of woodland birds and wildflowers in the warmer seasons.


YO8 3RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bishop Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bishop Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd expect the woods are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head into Selby and you can enjoy a waterside walk along the Selby Canal. It's a very pleasant walk with locks, barges and pleasant tree lined footpaths on the way.
Skipwith Common is also near the town. Highlights here include the Exmoor ponies and herd of wilddeer on the common.
The wood can also be reached by tracks from the nearby village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bishop Wood, Wistow - - 606810

Bishop Wood, Wistow Low autumn sun on the track between Old Close and New Close in Bishop Wood, west of Selby. The western half of Bishop Wood is in Cawood parish and the eastern half in Wistow. The Forestry Commission is gradually returning this 'planted ancient woodland site' to native woodland, which means replacing the pines, poplars and sycamores with native trees such as oak and alder.

Bishop Wood, Wistow - - 606806

Looking southeast along the track between Old Close and New Close in Bishop Wood, west of Selby.

Bishop Wood, Cawood - - 606803

Cawood. Looking south-southwest along the track south of Sand Hole Dike.

Barley Close, Bishop Wood - - 606815

Barley Close. The track to Scalm Park Farm.

Track in West Hagg Plain Woods - - 281843

Track in West Hagg Plain Woods

Track in Bishop Wood - - 2022574

Track in Bishop Wood

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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