Escape To The Moors - Every Saturday!
Book a 5 mile guided walk across Haworth Moor to all key landmarks and beauty spots - every Saturday for just £10. BOOK NOW
There are plenty of rest points and time to enjoy the stunning views and to take photographs, plus you'll learn about places of interest and hear stories of local folk-lore.
It will be at a leisurely pace, mostly through narrow moorland trails and you'll be taken to special places not usually frequented by visitors. You'll be back in time for a well-deserved cafe/pub lunch (not included) as well as time to browse the many independent gift shops of Haworth.
For your peace of mind, 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.
Why Book A Guided Walk?
This the very best route and you won't find it by yourself!
No thinking required. You just turn up and enjoy.
You're in safe hands! I live locally and been walking Haworth Moor for over 25 years.
You won't get lost!
Walk with other like-minded people, locally or from across the world!
It's just £10 per person, for 3.5 hours!
Want a private booking for your group or company team-building event? Please email email@example.com or call 01535 872992 to discuss your trip. A full itinerary can be planned to suit your preferences, including a visit to Bronte Parsonage (when re-open), a tour around the village of Haworth and lots of hidden gems and points of interest.
Rates are £120 for a morning / afternoon, or £190 for the full day (plus any ticket costs, refreshments, etc). Government guidelines restrict me to taking groups of no more than 30 people, but groups of up to 15 are best for moorland walks. Let's discuss.
Preparing For A Moorland Walk
All Haworth walks should be taken with care and respect. Wearing walking boots with a good grip, especially during poor weather is essential. Please do not be deceived - Main Street in Haworth is sheltered by the hill it clings to and the conditions on the exposed moors are often very different. Please therefore be prepared for a windier, colder reception once you leave the cosy confines of the village.
The routes from gravel paths to narrow trails through heather to Yorkshire flagstones to minimise visitor impact. Some trails also have small boulders to climb or streams to hop, so visitors need to be healthy, agile and stable on their feet. These moorland walks are therefore not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Please Leave A Positive Impact On Your Visit :)
Park in public car parks and not on residential streets. It really helps.
Don't use bar-b-ques or open flame stoves of any kind. Our heather moorland is precious and we want to keep it.
Take your litter home with you. It's yours.
Keep dogs on leads to protect sheep and nesting birds.
Support the independent shops wherever you can. It directly supports jobs and the local economy.
When you have a great time, which you will, please leave reviews and tell your friends. Thank you. x
How Can I Make My Walks Shorter?
Instead of leaving from Haworth, you can shorten your moorland walk by using the free car parks at Penistone Hill Country Park, located between the village and the open moor. This will reduce your walk by approx. 2 miles. Each moorland page on this website has a Google Map with key locations to help you plan your journey. The maps are only for guidance and usually take you via Stanbury on your return journey to create a circular route. You can of course, simply walk to your destination are return via the same route. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Other Haworth Walks For You To Explore
Haworth Reservoir Walk
For a short, pleasant stroll, The Haworth Reservoir Walk takes you from from the village, across the lower section of Penistone Hill Country Park and to Lower Laithe Reservoir. The views across it are beautiful and there are benches to rest along the return journey to Haworth. Depending on your pace and rest times, this walk can be completed in about an hour.
Haworth To Hebden Bridge Walk
The Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walk is a must if you want a long, sturdy walk taking in a lovely, varied landscape. It's possible to walk back in a day via Heptonstall, Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and onto Haworth Moor via Top Withens, though some prefer to make the return journey back to Haworth by bus. At the time of writing, this bus leaves Hebden Bridge hourly, with the last bus leaving at approx 4.30pm (please check).
Before arriving at Hebden Bridge, you may want to spend time following the river and woodlands of Hardcastle Crags and maybe even take a coffee and cake at Gibson Mill. Allocate at least an hour for this pleasnt diversion. Like Haworth, Hebden Bridge has many shops, cafes and bars worth exploring and you can sit by the river or canal.
The Railway Children Walk
The Railway Children is a 1970 dramatization of E Nesbit’s Classic novel about three children whose lives dramatically change when their father is sent to prison, and their mother takes them to live in rural Yorkshire, uprooting them from their middle-class London life. Their new home backs onto a railway line, which brings unexpected adventures and new friends when the going gets tough.
The Railway Children Walk is approx 6 miles long and incorporates key film locations such as:
The Doctor’s house is at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth. It was built in 1779 and is where Emily, Charlotte and Anne grew up and wrote Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
'Three Chimneys', the family's home and is approx a mile from Haworth, called 'Bents Farm'. It still has lots of character and backs onto fields that meet the steam railway line and the nearby Oxenhope Station.
Oakworth Station is where the station film shots were taken and which still has wooden gates, operated manually to open and close them when a train arrives.
The Railway Children film is an endearing family favourite and one that is still very much enjoyed today.