Railway Children Walk – Saturday 7 April 2012

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We travelled to Oxenhope where we visited the Exhibition which contains steam trains and carriages, then onto the station platform, to see the 11.00 to Keighley. It was with the kind permission of the engine driver that we were allowed onto the footplate.

Colin a

He even opened the firebox so we could see the enormously hot fire raging within.

The train set off on its journey and we commenced our Railway Children Walk. Walk into the overflow car park, then alongside the track to a crossing point on our left. Climb up quite a steep field to climb, in the distance the, “Three Chimneys”. Turning left past this building we see “Perks Stile”

Perks Stile

we do not cross that but follow the track to the right. At the tarmac road a left turn followed by a right turn into Old Oxenhope Lane. In the distance we see a cow painted on a boulder,

Painted Cow

here we turn right after the farm, then bear left onto the track heading uphill. We followed the path into Haworth, passing the Parish Church,

Parish Church

then called for lunch, sandwiches and coffee, fish and chips for others and yet a shandy was also welcome for others.

 

After our break we descended Main Street, taking the road to our left, this is quite steep, we crossed the main road and down a track, then a track on our left. I will not bore you with the rest as full details of this and other walks can be obtained in printed version from Oxenhope Station also other stations of the Keighley Worth Valley Railway for a modest cost, or from these links:

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/walks/rail2/rail2.asp

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/walks/rail3/rail3.asp

The weather was kind to us, a little chilly at the start, but we soon warmed. Everyone enjoyed the walk. More photos below.

 

 

 

 

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