The Great Northern Railway Trail
The Great Northern Railway Trail is a recently developed cycle path and public bridleway which follows sections of the route of the (now disused) Great Northern Railway line which used to run from Queensbury through the villages of Clayton, Thornton, Denholme, Harecroft and Cullingworth en route to the Worth Valley and meeting the main line near Keighley.
At present the section between Harecroft and Cullingworth (which crosses no less than two scenic viaducts) is open as a right of way, as is the (as yet unconnected) section across Thornton Viaduct, but it is understood that there are plans to develop more of the original route for the benefit of walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the area.
Other Great Northern Railway Trail websitesThe following (externally maintained websites) may also be of interest:
- Queensbury to Keighley - information on the route of the old line from Lost Railways of West Yorkshire
- The Queensbury Railway Line