Oxenhope is a Pennine village set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and windswept moorland. The village was a Victorian mill village and there are many buildings that showcase this period in Oxenhope’s history . Today there is much to be enjoyed in the village. The station is the terminus of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and when leaving the train why not explore the village and surrounding countryside? At the station you will find the Exhibition Shed, shop and buffet. Alternatively why not have lunch or a pint in one of the village pubs or explore the countryside? There are several walking routes to try and there’s also a bridleway. The village also offers self-catering cottages and bed and breakfasts.
Follow the self-guided trail and discover Oxenhope’s history . Visit lots of locations across the village including Bents House (the Railway Children’s house in the film which is just above the station), and the 19th century St. Mary’s the Virgin Church with its William Morris inspired interior. Download the illustrated guide to the walk, click here.
Oxenhope Walk, Cycle, Ride
There’s an Oxenhope walk for all abilities from a short walk around Leeming and the reservoir to the Worth Way a 11 mile walk or a 5 ½ mile linear walk from the village to Keighley. If you like to cycle there are lots of quiet lanes and roads to explore and for horse riders there’s the Haworth Circular, a ride across open moorland.
Whether you just want a drink or go the whole way and eat out, Oxenhope is well catered for with quality pubs for drinking and dining. The Bay Horse Inn, the Dog and Gun and The Lamb are all good country pubs in Oxenhope; perfect for a drink or lunch, before, or after a walk.