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Railway Heritage Trail

109 km / 68 miles

Gtr Manchester, Lancashire, N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire
The Heritage Trail is a 68 mile walk within the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire, the route of which connects three preserved steam railways – the East Lancashire, the Keighley and Worth Valley and the Embsay to Bolton Abbey.

The walk begins at Ramsbottom’s ELR station and finishes at Embsay, and is divided into 16 linked circular stages ranging between 4 and 9.5 miles.

In its journey, the trail offers as much variety as possible, taking in the wonderful countryside of Lancashire and Yorkshire, contrasting with the history and remnants of the industrial revolution. There are moorland sections, cloughs, valleys, riverside paths, green lanes, packhorse routes, bridleways and old quarry tracks, all of which are public rights of way, or where access is free to all. Although the highest altitude gained is only 429 metres (on Top of Stairs) outstanding views from every hilltop over the surrounding countryside will be discovered.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Heritage; Railway; Industrial History
Start
SD792167 - Ramsbottom, Gtr Manchester
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Finish
SE007533 - Embsay, N Yorkshire
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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30 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
51 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
51 Km
Hotels
Croft Mill  (bookable online)
2 Km
51 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
51 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rosebud Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
63 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bridge House B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
64 Km
Self-catering
Haworth Homes  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
64 Km
B & B Accommodation
Cononley Hall Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
2 Km
81 Km
Hotels
Rendezvous @ Skipton  (bookable online)
3 Km
81 Km
B & B Accommodation
Poppy Cottage Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
81 Km
Self-catering
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
96 Km
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Rockwood House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
108 Km

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Route Profile:

109.1 Km (67.8 miles)
3,130 m (10,269 ft) ascent
425 m (1,394 ft)  maximum height