Oakworth to Oxenhope Steam Trail is a 3.7 kilometer 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.

Distance: 3.7 km Elevation Gain: 108 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

walking

partially paved

views

wildlife

no shade

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

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.

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