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This tour runs on Wednesday mornings and is a three and a half hour guided walk that takes you on an adventure through the Worth Valley’s industrial past.

We will wander through the village and down into the valley to pass the shadows of the mills and the echoes of the dynasties that build them. Exploring the power of steam and the technologies that shaped the industrial revolution.

We follow the pack horse trails across the river and climb to the old quarries of Penistone Hill. From here you can gaze at the marvels of Victorian water engineering that brought fresh water and life to Haworth and Keighley.

The guide will enthral you with stories of water, industry, hill farmers, chapels, orphans, rouges and families… all of which have played their part in the story of this remarkable landscape.


The walk covers footpaths, moorland tracks and cobbled streets. It crosses pack horse bridges, styles and muddy pools. The distance is no more than four miles and the pace is that of a gentle walk.


You will need walking shoes and it is advisable to bring along some weatherproof layers. There are wonderful locations for photographs and for observing wildlife… so bring along your camera.

Meeting Point and Times

The starting point for the walk is outside the Church Street entrance to the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels at the top of Mains Street.

The walk starts at 9.30am.  Please be there from 9.15am.


Adults: £12
Children: £5 (aged 8 to 16)
(children must be accompanied by an adult – the walk is suitable for children aged 10 and over)
Family: £30 (two adults and up to three children)


Bookings can be made by:

Mobile: 07749 108 105
In person at Haworth Visitor Information Centre at the top of Main Street

Card payments can be made at the Visitor Information Centre.




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