Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture
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Selby Basin & Selby Lock
West Haddlesey & Selby
52 Miles & 20 locks
1 Weekends Cruise/ 3 Days Cruise
From Wakefield head downstream passed Stanley Ferry to Castleford, upon reaching the flood lock continue straight ahead to leave the river. There are moorings and a facilities block here if needed, otherwise continue along the canal to Bullholme lock where the canal re-joins the river. Continue along the river, passed Fairburn Ings nature reserve and the former Ferrybridge power station to Ferrybridge. At this point the route re-joins the canal and shortly after arrives in Knottingley. At the junction, bear left to continue towards Selby and immediately after the junction head through Bank Dole lock to join the river once again. From here follow the river all the way to West Haddlesey, along the way there is a small deviation through Beal lock to bypass a weir. Arriving at West Haddlesey the route leaves the river and joins the Selby Canal where there are moorings just through the flood lock. Follow the Selby canal for approximately 1 ½ hours to arrive in Selby Basin where there is plenty of mooring space and full facilities. There are no locks on this stretch but there is couple of swing bridges as you arrive into Selby. Just beyond Selby basin is Selby lock which leads out onto the tidal River Ouse, at present our boats are not permitted on tidal waters but there is turning space in Selby basin. There are also plenty of shops and places to visit in Selby before heading back to Wakefield. Can be completed in a weekend but for groups who want to take breaks and have a visit into Selby should allow 3 full days. An ideal trip for those looking to gain experience in steering the boat and those interested in seeing industrial sites along the canal/river which are not seen when heading upstream.
Whitley & Goole
62 Miles & 20 locks
1 Weekends Cruise/ 3 Days Cruise
From Wakefield head downstream following the Selby route to Knottingley, passed Stanley Ferry, Castleford and Ferrybridge. At the junction in Knottingley bear right to continue along the Aire and Calder Navigation canal and having passed the old the Kellingley colliery the canal soon arrives at Whitley lock. Below the lock there is a full facilities block and lots of space to moor up. From here continue along the canal through Pollington lock which also has moorings and facilities and at the junction just beyond continue straight ahead to keep on the Aire and Calder Navigation. Continue following the canal, passed Rawcliffe Bridge to arrive in Goole. The visitor moorings and facilities are located between the Yorkshire Waterways Museum and Goole Boathouse. At present our boats are not permitted to enter the tidal estuary but there is plenty of space to turn around in Goole. The complete trip to Goole requires 3 full days but for Weekend trips it is possible to reach Whitley or Pollington. An ideal trip for those looking to gain experience in steering the boat and like the Selby Trip also has the opportunity to see some old industrial sites along the canal/river which are not seen when heading upstream.
Bank Dole Lock