in Main St Haworth, Oakworth station, Mytholmes tunnel, Ebor Mill,
The walk from Haworth Main St to Haworth Station is about 2.4
miles long. You can check where you are at any stage by clicking
on the numbered links which will take you to google maps. Part
one of the walk is shown as blue markers
Children Walk in a larger map
Opposite Fleece Inn
Continue down Main St, look out for Lodge St on your right,
the house on the corner is where the children were given a
small shovel for Mr Perks Birthday.
At the Fleece Inn on the right, take the road left which descends
Cross over Rawdon Rd.
Continue down Butt Lane, the old school on your left. 360º
panorama here... Distance you have walked is 0.2
of a mile, elevation is: 699ft. Grid ref: N53°49.802 W001°57.136
Information and history
about the school here...
School and Community Centre
Just past the school and Community
Centre there is an unmade road. Turn left and continue to end
and take a right turn.
Follow the path to the left, down to a Kissing Gate, go through
and you are on Greenfields, continue on the path.
Click on picture for more detail.
At the end of Greenfields there is a Kissing Gate, go through
and take the unmade road to your left, Greenfield Ter is
on your left, straight ahead is Mytholmes Lane. Distance
you have walked is 0.5 of a mile, elevation is: 730ft. Grid
ref: N53°50.047 W001°57.044
Continue down Mytholmes Lane, staying on the right hand
Cross over Ebor Lane. Continue downhill, at the bottom the
road becomes Providence Lane.
There are Toll House signs at each end of Ebor Lane. Information
Continue uphill, opposite the row of cottages
and before the mill chimney on your right is the footpath.
Click on the picture for more detail.
Distance you have walked is 1 mile, elevation is: 550ft.
Grid ref: N53°50.381 W001°56.961
Climb the steps (locally known as the ABC steps as apparently
there are 26 of them) and continue along the path, the railway
can be seen on your right. Along the section they filmed parts
of the paper chase and the landslide. You can glimpse Mytholmes
Continue along the path. You can see the remains of the old
street lamps still in the stone walls.
on the picture left for more detail.
Take a 360 view here...
Distance you have walked is 1.2 miles, elevation is: 612ft,
the highest point on the walk. Grid ref: N53°50.506 W001°56.690
Go through the iron kissing gate and continue along footpath. Click
on the picture for more detail.
Past the gate on the left is another kissing gate, go through
and a turn right brings you on to Station Rd. Click on the
picture for more detail.
Continue downhill along Station Rd
Oakworth Station is on your left where much of the filming
took place. About
the station here... Distance you have walked is
1.5 miles, elevation is: 535ft. Grid ref: N53°50.469 W001°56.549
Over the railway crossing on the left is a white cottage which
was Perks Cottage in the film. The house next door has been
recently added. Click on thumbnail for bigger picture.
Take a 360 view of Railway
Crossing and Perks cottage here...
Continue downhill along Station road which bends round to
Continue along, under Vale Mill. Click on the picture for
more detail. As you go under the tunnel there is a pillar
on the right, it is one of the remaining stanchions that took
the railway to the left before Mytholmes tunnel was built.
Follow the road round left taking care as it is a blind bend
known locally as "Hoot corner". Distance you have
walked is 1.6 miles, elevation is: 505ft. Grid ref: N53°50.432
Vale Fold Cottages (Paper Chase)
Continue along the road, take a right into the unmade road
(start of Mytholmes Lane) which is Vale Fold Cottages which
featured in the paper chase. Click on photo for bigger picture.
Past the cottages on your left, and past a paddock there is
a Kissing Gate. Distance you have walked is 1.7 miles, elevation
is: 525ft. Grid ref: N53°50.331 W001°56.736
Continue along path.
Go through the gate, on your right is Bridgehouse Beck and
on your left is a strip of land where the railway used to
go before they built Mytholmes tunnel. Walking beside the
Beck look out for Kingfishers
more... and Dippers
more... flying along the river.
Continue along the path which runs beside the Beck. You can
see remnants of some of the machinery used to control the
flow of water for the Mills. Click on photos for more detail.
Distance you have walked is 1.9 miles, elevation is: 540ft.
Grid ref: N53°50.156 W001°56.779
Mytholmes Tunnel. (Paper Chase)
Continue along, you can just glimpse Mytholmes Tunnel on your
right, where the Railway Children see the runners in the paper
chase sequence, and it was in the tunnel where Jim got his
leg trapped. On the left side of the embankment is where the
Railway Children would sit on the fence watching the trains Click
on photo for more detail. Distance you have walked is
2 miles, elevation is: 533ft. Grid ref: N53°50.131 W001°56.805
360º view Steam engine
leaving Mytholmes tunnel towards Haworth here...
Railway Children End Sequence filmed
At the end of the footpath the bridge on the right is where
they filmed the end sequence of the film, Roberta holding
a chalk board. The old metal bridge was replaced in the 1990's.
Cross over Ebor lane. Click on photo for more detail.
Ebor Mill is ahead on your left. Take
a 360 view here... Please note: The Mill burnt
down on 14th August 2010 and was demolished soon after; News
The earliest part of the mill are the buildings next to the
road on your left which were built around 1819 by Hiram Craven,
and were water powered. To the rear next to the tall chimney
the spinning mill was constructed in 1850 by the Merrall family.
In 1887 they built the large 5 storey Mill.
This Mill expansion is reflected in the growth of the railway network, the Keighley & Worth Valley railway was built in 1867 , many of the local mill owners such as Merrall's were directors of the railway.
Carry on walking up Ebor Lane, as you get to the top look
out for the Toll Sign set in the wall, it is the same description
as the one earlier in the walk at 8) Ebor Lane.
Haworth Masonic Lodge
The building on your right (above the wall in the picture)
is Haworth Masonic Lodge built in 1909. Information
about the Masonic lodge here... At the Lodge distance
you have walked is 2.2 miles, elevation is: 582ft. Grid ref:
Haworth Railway Station
Continue walking along Mill Hey, you will see Haworth Railway
Station on your right. Click on photo for more detail.
Final distance you have walked is 2.4 miles, elevation is:
556ft. Grid ref: N53°49.870 W001°56.921
Find out more about the Haworth
Steam Preserved Railway here...