Haworth Walks

'Escape to the Moor', a 5 mile guided walk off the beaten track to all Bronte landmarks and beauty spots.

Haworth Walks

“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills.”

– Cathy in Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte.

Walk in the footsteps of the Brontes to explore the wild Yorkshire Moor and discover the landscape that captivated and influenced their work.

To truly understand the passion of Cathy and Heatchliffe, you need to be with them, on the moor at Wuthering Heights.

Only then, will you fully appreciate the harsh and brutal reality of their existence and how it shaped Emily’s characters.

And where may be the very window that Cathy cried “Let me in – let me in!”? We’ll take you there!

There’s lots of information below about all the key Bronte locations to self-guide you, but if you want to see everything, off the beaten track and away from other visitors, consider booking our guided walk.

As well as fortnightly Saturday walks, we also run private walks for groups, schools (and individuals) on a day and time that suits you best. 

We operate a ‘no-risk’ policy for booking, so if you need to cancel for whatever reason, you can either postpone or get a full refund.

So if heavy rain is forecast and that’s not for you, you are in full control.

Our guided walks take away the hassle and worry of your day:

  • You’ll discover the very best route so won’t miss anything.
  • No maps required – just turn up and enjoy.
  • You won’t get lost.
  • You will be safe.
  • Learn about local folk-lore, Bronte connections and local history.

There’ll be plenty of rest points, time to enjoy the views and to take photographs.

We walk at a leisurely pace, mostly through narrow moorland trails and you’ll be taken to special places not usually frequented by visitors.

On our Saturday walks, we set off at 9am and are usually back in time for a well-deserved cafe/pub lunch in Haworth (not included), plus plenty of time to browse the many independent gift shops. A full, fantastic day out!

  • Rugged 5 mile (8km) route
  • Friendly dogs welcome
  • A 3.5 hour adventure, tailored for you.

SATURDAY WALKS – book an individual ticket or multiple tickets for discounts and join others on a full, action-packed Bronte Adventure!

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'Escape To The Moor' Haworth Walks, You'll Visit:

Bronte Waterfall on Haworth Moor

Bronte Waterfall

The most popular destination of all the moorland locations and ideal for taking the kids for a picnic. You'll then be taken through beds of heather via less frequented. trails.

Top Withens - Wuthering Heights

Top Withens

The ruined farmhouse said to have been the location of the Earnshaw family house in Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights. It is a must-go to location for all Bronte enthusiasts.

Alcomden Stones on Haworth Moor

Alcomden Stones

A rocky outcrop believed by some to be a place of druid sacrifice and ancient ritual, with a large stone alter. It's a lovely place to sit for quiet and tranquility with stunning 360 degree views.

Ponden Kirk with The Fairy Cave

Ponden Kirk

A crag of gritstone rock jutting out of the hillside and believed to be the inspiration for Penistone Crags and the Fairy Cave, as mentioned in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

This video was kindly created by one of our customers. How kind!

Testimonials

Haworth Walks - We're Good To Go!

We're Good To Go logoFor your peace of mind, the Haworth walks by Bronte Adventures is “We’re Good To Go” accredited by Visit England and the walk has been risk assessed, specifically relating to COVID-19. 

Your guide, David, also has a Wilderness 1st Aid Certificate (accredited by the Fell Runners Association) and will be carrying a 1st aid kit and other appropriate safety equipment. David lives locally and has been walking Haworth Moor for over 25 years. Here’s a little bit about him.

Private Bookings

Make a private booking for your group of friends or family on a day and time that suits you.

We take individuals or groups as required, subject to government restrictions and the route can be varied depending on the abilities of participants and your time restrictions. The group rate for up to 10 people is £120 for a morning/afternoon, or £190 for the full day.

As well as an exhilarating moorland walk, I can create an afternoon itinerary based on what you enjoy most. This could include a nice lunch, a mini-tour around the old part of Haworth village, visits to nearby attractions, ending with the best coffee & cake in Haworth! Let’s discuss.

School Parties

Need a local guide to lead your school party in 2021 so it’s safe, educational and fun?

Subject to government restrictions at the time, up to 40 children plus teachers can be taken from Haworth (or the youth hostel) to wherever you want to go. The route will also be weather-dependent, with safety taking precedent. We also have an educational, fun quiz for the children to complete along the route and this can be extended for further learning.

The school day rate is £150 and includes a learning aid and assistance with your compliance and risk assessment requirements.

Team-building

Need a post-pandemic team-building and strategy session? Then get your team out of the office and away from day to day activities.

There’s nothing like a 5 mile moorland walk (or longer) to clear the head and bond colleagues, especially when the weather’s not at its best!

I can also facilitate lunch and a private room in Haworth for you to address your business issues, as well as lead the session, if required.

Call 01535 872992 or email [email protected]