Selby Canal

The Selby Canal runs from the River Aire Navigation at Dole Bank Junction to the Yorkshire Ouse at Selby.  The Canal is 11.75 miles (18.8 km) long and there are four locks.

The maximum boat size that can navigate the Selby Canal is
length: 76' 9" (23.4 metres) - Selby Lock
beam: 17' 5" (5.45 metres)
height: 10' 5" (3.17 metres) - Burton Hall Bridge
draught: 6' 7" (1.32 metres) - cill of Selby Lock

A Sanitary Station key is required to operate Selby Swing Bridge.

The Yorkshire Ouse at Selby is tidal, and passage of the lock is only possible at certain times - passage should be booked with the lockkeeper (Tel: 01757 703182).





IWA Branch

West Riding

Navigation Authority

Canal & River Trust
Fearns Wharf, Neptune Street, Leeds, LS9 8PB
T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website

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