Haworth - Top Withins - the Bronte Walk

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The walk is based on Haworth, begins near the church, which contains the Bronte family vault and ends by passing the museum in the rectory that was their home. It is worth taking the time to make a full day with a visit to both. The village is situated high on the moors so that there is no significant climb to be done - a gradual ascent to the valley that the sisters loved is followed by another to Top Withins, the supposed setting of Wuthering Heights. The Pennine Way is followed for part of the return.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Pennines

Features

Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Museum, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets
08/05/2017 - Paul Cuffling

A really nice walk (done by us on 7/5/17) with stunning views if you get a clear day. We also parked at the railway station (£3 all day) and walked up the hill. There are toilets in the park just before you get onto Haworth's main street and the additional bonus of two pubs in Stanbury (at approx. the 5.5 mile mark) both of which do food if required and open at midday. All directions are still spot on........enjoy!!

23/03/2015 - Janet Pickard

Did this one on Saturday. Everything still in place. After visiting Top Withins the comment states to head back to WM16 but as you are at WM16 it's obvious it means WM15. This is a stunning walk. Not too taxing and even at this time of year not too muddy either. Bonus is public toilets about 50m past the church. Also we didn't park in the midst of Haworth but literally at the first car park we reached. Long stay at the opposite side of the road to the Railway Station. It was £1.40 for the whole day but very quiet because you had to walk uphill for about 10 minutes to get to the main street. The car park next to the church was over £4 for the day. On the walk up there is the park, also with toilets. There are refreshments available too. Thank you once again!

31/08/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Jim Grindle for his update for this walk. August 2012. Adrian (Admin)

19/08/2012 - Steve Barnes

Completed the walk 18.08.12. A very popular walk with lots of ramblers as you'd expect with its 'Bronte' connections. Directions spot on. Waymark 13, the ladder style is now a wooden kissing gate. Thanks for the walk. Steve.

12/09/2011 - Barbara Howcroft

We did this walk on the 10th of September 2011 and what a lovely walk it was, really good views. We parked on the Changegate car park at a cost of £4.00 for all day, we were told by 2 passers-by (after we had bought our ticket) that this car park was renowned for having your car clamped. If you don't do as the sign says they will clamp and tow your car away. So at all cost do not park on there but instead park on the museum car park, which was signed no clamping and just a short way along the road. That is also £4.00 for all day. So all in all it cost us £8.00. We found that while you are doing this walk there are free car parking spots at waymark 21, where you come into Stanbury. So you can start the walk from there. Other than that a good walk and lovely place to visit. Barbara, Jeff, Kathryn and Millie the dog

21/07/2010 - Brian Smith

Big thank you to contributor Jim Grindle. Did this Saturday morning 17th July. Great, easy to follow description and the paths are very clear. The views are fantastic. Enjoyed it so much felt more like 5 miles than the 8 it actually is.

30/06/2004 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Did this walk on our recent short break to the South Pennines. Amazingly we followed it easily and there were no narrow edges and sheer drops unlike many Pennine walks - so often have I turned back for this reason. This was great and a beautiful sunny day - 2nd June - must be one of the few!! Marian Vaughn.   

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