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Great Northern Railway Trail - Cycle Route



The first phase of the Great Northern Railway Trail opened in May 2005, the actual railway line was closed in 1965. The aim is to have a traffic-free walking/cycling route between Cullingworth and Queensbury. Currently the walk/cycle route is one mile long and on tarmac. When the route is completed it will be about 10 miles.

A feasability study has been carried out by Haworth Village Trust to determine if a walking/cycling route could be made next to the KWVR line from Oxenhope to Keighley. It may be possible one day to link into this trail, but at the moment this is just an idea.

Start of the Great Northern Railway TrailStarting point is next to Cullingworth Primary School. Take a 360 degree view here...

Location: N53°49.464 W001°54.018 Elevation 670ft.


Great Northern Railway TrailThere is a gentle gradient at the start, made easier by a curved path.

Great Northern Railway TrailContinue on the path to the gate.

Great Northern Railway TrailGo through gate and on to Cullingworth Viaduct.
Great Northern Railway TrailOn the viaduct the elevation is 685ft, continue to the end of viaduct and go through the gate.

Great Northern Railway Trail

Great Northern Railway Trail

Great Northern Railway TrailAt the bridge (No 50) elevation is 717ft Distance walked 0.38 mile

Great Northern Railway Trail

Great Northern Railway Trail Ahead you can see Hewenden Viaduct in the distance.

Great Northern Railway TrailRoad Junction up ahead, Doll Lane.

Great Northern Railway TrailCross over Doll Lane and continue. Elevation 727ft, distance walked 0.47 mile

Great Northern Railway Trail
Great Northern Railway Trail

Great Northern Railway TrailAhead is Hewenden Viaduct, elevation 744ft, distance walked 0.75 mile. Take a 360 degree view at the viaduct here... Location: N53°49.107 W001°53.234

It was built between 1880 - 1881 and is grade II listed

Great Northern Railway TrailHewenden Viaduct The viaduct is 312 metres long, has 16 masonary piers and is constructed from Rough Rock Gritstone from Manywell Heights quarry.

 

Great Northern Railway TrailHewenden Viaduct 180 degree panorama

 

 

Click on the thumbnail for a 180 degree panorama.

Continue to the end of the viaduct and go through the gates.

Great Northern Railway TrailContinue on the path.
Great Northern Railway Trail

As of May 2005 this is as far as the route goes finishing at Station Road Harecroft.
Elevation 787ft, distance walked 0.98 mile. Take a 360 degree view here... Location: N53°48.934 W001°53.169

 

website about the Great Northern Railway Trail www.thegreatnortherntrail.co.uk


Walks
Walk from Tourist Information Centre to Haworth Steam Preserved Railway Station

Railway Children Walk part 1

Railway Children Walk part 2

Haworth to Bronte Waterfall

Walk from Bronte Waterfall to Top Withens

Ponden Reservoir, Ponden Kirk, Ponden Clough

Walk to Wycoller from the Country Park car park

Walk from Scarborough Tourist Information Centre to Anne Brontes grave
The Great Northern Railway Trail
Walk/Cycle from Haworth to Hebden Bridge

      
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