Connecting Communities York to Selby

For hundreds of years, the favoured route from Selby to York was by boat along the River Ouse. Then, in 1871 the railway line was opened. It remained the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh until the creation of the Selby Coalfield forced its diversion in 1983. Today you can follow the route on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.

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About the project

The project charts the history of this route, exploring the impact of the changes on local communities. Work will continue throughout the year and beyond. Comments or additional material always welcome. More about the project

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