KWVR Questions

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cuccir

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Hello,

I'm planning a trip to Bradford this weekend and obviously a day on the KWVR and at Haworth is a must! I've got a few questions though:

1. How quick is the access from Keighley station? There's a train at 09:11 from Bradford which gets into Keighley at 09:32 - would that leave enough time to get to the train which departs Keighley at 09:40?

2. Are the through tickets still available? The link to these from the KWVR website is dead.

And an only slightly related question:

3. I've been toying with the idea of walking to/from Haworth and Hebden Bridge. I reckon the walk is about 8-9 miles. My girlfriend and I are pretty strong walkers. Has anyone in the area tried that walk and do you think that three and a half hours is long enough to leave for it?
 
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The link is broke as i imagine the website is still bedding in after a recent change. As firesprite says, 2 minutes, if you can go sunday as the morning diesel train is loco hauled pullmans serving bacon sandwiches rather than the DMU on the saturday.
 

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Same station, Just walk up the ramp and over the bridge and then down the ramp
to KWVR platform (2 minutes).

For details of through tickets see the following link.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/promotions/pre0f5be6b53472cbbe4132a7be151bb/details.html

As for walking to Hebden Bridge, Rather you than me. Its a steep climb and after
the weather we have had over the passed few months, deep mud on the route.

I second Firesprite's advice.
If you're accessing the K & WVR from Hebden Bridge, there's a Transdev In Keighley Service 500 every hour. I'd let that take the strain!
 

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Hello,

I'm planning a trip to Bradford this weekend and obviously a day on the KWVR and at Haworth is a must! I've got a few questions though:
........And an only slightly related question:

3. I've been toying with the idea of walking to/from Haworth and Hebden Bridge. I reckon the walk is about 8-9 miles. My girlfriend and I are pretty strong walkers. Has anyone in the area tried that walk and do you think that three and a half hours is long enough to leave for it?
The walk is straightforward. You start off at about 100m height, peak at 400m height (if you take the old road rather than the A6033) and drop to around 250m at the top end of Haworth. Haworth station is about 50m lower. I've not walked it myself, but I would have thought 4 hours more realistic? Weather can be foul halfway between the two towns and sunny at each end!
 

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The walk is straightforward. You start off at about 100m height, peak at 400m height (if you take the old road rather than the A6033) and drop to around 250m at the top end of Haworth. Haworth station is about 50m lower. I've not walked it myself, but I would have thought 4 hours more realistic? Weather can be foul halfway between the two towns and sunny at each end!

Cheers, I was thinking that 4 hours might be about right for. Think we'll do it that way round because then we can get the steam train down from Haworth to Keighley, whereas the early morning trains up from Keighley are diesel-hauled.
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Yep, went quite well. Prepared for the day with a big breakfast sandwich at Hebden Bridge station, and then lovely walk up the valley out of Hebden Bridge. Felt a spot of rain on the wilds of the moors but I can see how that could get bleak on a day of bad weather! It took us about three and half hours in total, the last leg into Haworth over Penistone Hill was a little confusing and tiring! A good day, and nice to mix nat rail with heritage for a round trip from Bradford.
 
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