Discoveries on your doorstep

Getting out of the house and into the outdoors can have huge benefits for your health and wellbeing, but sometimes it can be hard to find accessible trails with interesting sights along the way.

That's where Discoveries on your Doorstep comes in!

Discoveries on Your Doorstep encourages people to make the most of the outdoors in their local area by offering a series of planned walking routes in Selby and Scarborough. The aim is to inspire people to get out of the house and ready to walk, socialise and discover the fantastic nature, history and landscape on their doorstep. Walks range from castles to canal towpaths, and offer a fascinating glimpse into parts of your community that you might otherwise overlook.

Discoveries on Your Doorstep is a partnership project run by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

As well as walk trails to suit all abilities you can also find adventure packs and fun activities for young explorers, and resources to help you set up your own walking group or event. 

Scarborough Trails


More things to discover and do 

Line and wash drawing

Online courses 

We're now bringing some of our practical courses and learning to you online!

Green Miles walk to school toolkit

Walk to school

Discover our Green Miles walk to school toolkit for schools.

Bumblebee identification


Events in the Dales and nearby, from walks to wildlife identification workshops...