Selby Lock L1 Leisure

Selby Lock Moorings are located within this historic north Yorkshire town at the end of the Selby Canal where it joins the tidal River Ouse.

Stretching over eleven and a half miles, the Selby Canal is a quiet backwater from the Aire & Calder Navigation. Apart from being popular with boaters, it also attracts a high number of walkers as the towpath forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

The town itself offers an array of cultural and leisure attractions, including Selby Abbey, the town hall, local nature reserves and a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

The mooring is approximately 200m in length and currently provides space for up to 13 vessels moored on the off-side of the canal. Please note that short term permits apply to this site.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Electricity Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

The mooring site is approximately half a mile from the centre of Selby.

The site can be accessed from the junction where Canal Road and Shipyard Road meet, by following the tarmac access route from Selby Swingbridge 1. The nearest main road is the A1041 Bawtry Road.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

Facilities blocks and / or waste bins are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement

Car Parking - an open car park provided by the local waterway, moorers can use it but they do not have any priority over others at this site

Electricity is provided to all berths.

The water point and pump-out facility is on the towpath side of the canal. The pump-out uses the national standard electric card. All other facilities, including bins, are behind the lock house.

Sanitary facilities require a standard CRT key for access. Keys are available from the CRT online shop.

Limited car parking is available next to the lock and is for the use of all CRT customers.

All listed facilities, excluding the electricity bollard, are for the use of all boaters.

The site is accessed by crossing the lock via small steps from the car park area, past the lock cottages and through the access gate. The access gate requires a bespoke key, available to mooring customers only. Keys can be purchased from the Moorings Manager for a refundable deposit of £50 each. Refunds will be given on return of the key with a valid receipt.

IMPORTANT NOTES: All customer items must be stored aboard boats.

Rings may be shared with neighbouring boats to best manage the water space.

The use of fenders along the bank side may be necessary.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

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Selby Canal
Access Restrictions

No public access to boats

Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Site Specific Key
High Level Lighting
Pontoon Type
Fixed with GRP Surface
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be viewed at anytime from the access road and lock area opposite. Closer inspection can be arranged by meeting the Mooring Manager on site.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Janet Sharp
07442 822161 or 0303 040 40 40