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Oakworth to Oxenhope Steam Trail is a 2.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Keighley, West Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 354 ft Route type Point to Point
Hiking Nature trips Walking Partially paved Views Wildlife No shade
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Getting There

This is a linear walk between two stations on the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway in West Yorkshire. The journey in the opposite direction can be completed with a train ride (on a steam train if you plan ahead in the summer months) but the heritage railway timetable varies greatly across the seasons so check train times carefully before you set out. The walk takes you past several of the landmarks that you may recognise from the 1970 film The Railway Children as well as enjoying long peaceful stretches of path alongside the beautiful Bridgehouse Beck. The walk has just a few gentle slopes along the way. The route follows a mixture of paved and unmade paths, some parts of which can get muddy and some sections of which are very narrow. You will need to negotiate some steps, some (tight!) kissing gates and a couple of stone squeeze gaps but there are no stiles on route. You will be sharing some of the paths with horses and sometimes with other livestock so take care with dogs. There are toilets and refreshments available at Oxenhope Station. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.

As the walk is linear, with a heritage rail journey in the opposite direction, make sure you check the train timetables at kwvr.co.uk before you set out as the timetables vary significantly throughout the year. We suggest parking at Oxenhope Station (which has a large free car park), catching the train to Oakworth and then walking back so that you don't have to worry about missing the train after your walk. Oxenhope Station is just outside the village of Oxenhope, near Haworth in West Yorkshire. Approximate post code BD22 9LB.

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Emily Summerlin
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David Platfoot
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This walk was ideal for me as I suffer from COPD and found it relatively easy. I started from Oxenhope to Oakworth and back around 6 miles.Excellent relaxing walk

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Richard J
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Great little adventure. Free parking, buffet car at the station, lovely riverside walk, interesting old buildings, etc. May only be a few miles but plenty to enjoy. I would do this walk again.