Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Ltd

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Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Ltd Reviews

spidermiss spidermi…
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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Nov 27, 2017
I decided to have a change of scenery for my walk. Instead of a canal I chose the moors. I always wanted to have a snowy walk in the hills and I wasn't disappointed.

I walked up in the hills around Oxenhope, in the Worth Valley and approximately 660 ft above sea level, and to reach the village I chose to travel by train from Keighley.

I thought it would be fun to ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a heritage railway line and famous for the 1970 film, The Railway Children. The railway line was axed in the 1960s during the Beeching Cuts but was saved by railway enthusiasts in 1968.

I wasn't impressed paying £11.00 for a day return; the journey was only five miles and taking approximately 25 minutes. The day return from Leeds to Keighley was cheaper (and even if I'd got an anytime one!).

I love the nostalgia of heritage railways but not the prices and our trains were running late because of the cold weather. It was very busy at the stations as it was beginning of the Santa Specials season.

I rode on those trains when I was little and glad I had another ride but I think I might stick to buses on future trips to the Worth Valley.
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Our train to Oxenhope, Keighley
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Rail in Bronte country Aug 30, 2010
I can't say this is my favourite preserved railway but its easily the nearest to home and it was used in the film 'The Railway Children' so it has to be worth a review!

It was a normal part of British Rail until it closed in the 1960s and by the end of that decade it was running again in its present form. Like most preserved railways it owes a great deal to enthusiastic volunteers and I know a couple of people wo have worked on it. Personally I find the viewing gallery at Haworth more interesting than the line itself.

The line runs from next to the main station in Keighley ('How can it be called Keithley if there's no T,' asked my cousin. I've no idea but that is the pronunciation!) to the village of Oxenhope. The penultimate station is Haworth, which is where the Brontes lived - but it's quite a slog up.

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