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Oxenhope Village

Oxenhope Village


Haworth Visitor Information Centre

01535 642329


West Yorkshire,
BD22 9JJ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 18 Dec Moorland Round
Sun 15 Jan Circumnavigation of Shaw
Sun 19 Mar Leeming


Oxenhope is a small village close to Haworth, once home to the Brontes. It is the terminus for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway a steam railway that stops in Haworth, Oakworth, Damems, Ingrow (West) and terminates in Keighley.

The village is also well-known for the The Oxenhope Straw Race, a team event in which competitors complete a 2.5 mile course around the village carrying a bale of straw and stopping at each pub on the route for a pint of beer. Many contestants choose to dress up in costumes. The event benefits local charities and always draws many spectators.



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Map reference: SE 033349  Lat: 53.81038 Long: -1.95135