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This is a celebration of E.Nesbitt’s Railway Children and the making of the 1970 film version by Lionel Jefferies.
The walk visits the classic locations…
The Bent’s family home, The Three Chimneys in the film…
and you can listen to the trains thundering in the valley below.
Perhaps the most iconic of all the locations is Oakworth Station…
where so many of the scenes were filmed.
The coming and going of the trains with the crossing gates so perfectly orchestrated by Mr Perks.
The arrival of Mr Szczepansky and the children comforting him until the arrival of their mother.
The most perfect of moments as Bobby runs down the platform…
“Daddy, my daddy…”
There is Perks’s cottage, the Doctor’s house and Mytholmes Tunnel. Not to mention the Fleece Inn which was the production office, Haworth Main Street and most importantly…
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Haworth Station and their locomotive yard.
The walk is a pleasant five miles and is punctuated by stories from the filming, the book and the life and work of E.Nesbitt. It is a true celebration of all things Railway Children.
It’s essential to have good walking shoes, waterproofs and a day sack. It can be cold down in the valley and up on the moors so layered clothing is recommended. There are wonderful photo opportunities so please bring your camera.
You will also need to bring water, a packed lunch and some fruit. The guide will have some flapjack just to keep you going.
We will be using the Ordnance Survey Map 0L21.