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Top Withens, or Wuthering Heights

Top Withins is a ruined farmhouse, said to have been the inspiration and location of the Earnshaw family house in Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights.

The building bore no resemblance to the house she described, but the situation may have been in her mind when she wrote of the moorland setting of the Heights. We think so too and it's a stunning location to sit quietly, ponder and think of the dark, brooding and immensely passionate nature of Cathy and Heathcliffe. Dare you too?!

Top Withens lies on the Pennine Way and is a must-go location for all Bronte enthusiasts. It's an invigorating 4 mile walk from Haworth, though mostly on gravel or flagstone paths, via Bronte Waterfall, but has stunning views so definitely worth the trek.

An good option for the return journey can be via the village of Stanbury to enjoy a refreshing beer, hot drink or bite to eat in the Wuthering Heights pub (click & scroll to Camping). A proper Yorkshire pub!

Please email hello@bronteadventures.co.uk for dates of Haworth walks across the moors.

Haworth Moor with purple heather towards Top Withens
Top Withens ruin
Top Withens Walk
Walk to Top Withens

A Walk For Lovers

Above Top Withens towards Haworth

From Above Top Withens

The Changing Character

Wuthering Heights Book By Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights