Yorkshire Heritage Railway Walks

This is a project I’d like my readers to get involved with. I am looking for as many walks as possible on which you’ll get to see trains belonging to one of the heritage railways below. So if you know any suitable walks, please leave a comment and a link to that walk if possible.

Hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I do and that it might encourage you to get out there and experience the walks yourself. I have added the timetable pages for that purpose. And of course enjoy a ride on the railways!

Which Heritage Railway?Where does it start?TimetablesLengthNote
National Railway Museum YorkN/AThe world largest Railway Museum but no tracks, just locomotives, rolling stock, memorabilia and anything that has got to do with railways
Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) Murton, Nr York (North Yorkshire)Timetable1/2 MileWork in partnership with the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park
Self-Guided Walk: Way of the RosesMurton or York4.6 Miles between the two attractions above (171 miles from coast to coast)This walk is a ‘coast to coast’ route from Morecambe Bay (the Irish Sea) to Bridlington Bay, on the North Sea coast. Coincidently it past near these two attractions.
Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR)Elsecar, nr Barnsley (South Yorkshire)Timetable1 MileThe only preserved railway in South Yorkshire
Walk:Need a hand here!
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (E&BASR)Embsay, Nr Skipton (North Yorkshire)Timetable4 MilesA journey through the Yorkshire Dales
Self-Guided Walk: A pleasant walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory.Bolton Abbey Station 1.5 MilesThis walk will take you to Bolton Priory
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR)Keighley (West Yorkshire)Timetable5 MilesA railway with a 1950’s atmosphere most famous for its role in the 1970 film version of Edith Nesbit’s story “The Railway Children”
All the walks for KWVR  below come from www.visitbrontecountry.co.uk
Self-Guided Walk: The Worth Way Keighley11 MilesA circular walk from Keighley to Oxenhope which stops at each station on the K&WVR [See my blog article too]
Self-Guided Walk: The Railway Children WalksHaworth6 Miles & 2.5 MilesA circular walk which has been devised to enable the walker to visit the various locations used in the 1970’s film The Railway Children.
Middleton Railway (MR)Leeds (West Yorkshire)Timetable1 MileThe world’s oldest continuously working railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)Pickering (North Yorkshire)Timetable18 MilesSecond-longest standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom
Self-Guided Walk: The Lyke Wake Walk The Stone (Grid Ref 470994) 40 MilesA complete crossing of the North Yorkshire Moors along their main east-west watershed between the Stone at grid reference 470994 and the Trig point at 971012 [See a guest blog article from StayIn about it too]
Wensleydale Railway (WR)Leeming Bar (North Yorkshire)Timetable16.5 MilesAn authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way
WalkNeed a hand here!
Other Heritage Railways
Shipley Glen TramwayBaildon, nr Shipley (West Yorkshire)Timetable Shipley Glen TramwayThe Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted)
Self-Guided Walk: A walk from the towpath – SaltaireSaltaire2.25 MilesA circular walk from Leeds & Liverpool canal taking in Shipley Glen
Kirklees Light Railway (KLR)Clayton West, nr Huddersfield (West Yorkshire)Timetable15″ narrow gauge scenic railway. Welcoming 50,000 visitors per annum.

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