Haworth Moor walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

Straddling the Pennines, this invigorating walk sweeps through the wild moorland and heather which was an inspiration for the Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The paths and track on this route provide views up to Top Withens ruins, connected locally to Emily’s famous novel Wuthering Heights and the surrounding moors. Visitors are asked to keep all dogs on a lead in the interest of farming and conservation. The walk is 4.8 miles long.


4.8 mile walk south-west of Haworth, near Keighley


4 out of 4

Route Length

4.8 miles

Walking Time

3.5 hours

Terrain & Gradient

The route features stiles, steps and muddy banks. The route can also be quite steep in sections. However, between point 7-8 the route follows a wide well surfaced vehicle track.

How To Get There

By car: The car park is located at Penistone Hill Country Park, just off the A6033, which is managed by Bradford City Council.

From Oxenhope: Follow the A6033 west out of Oxenhope for 1½ miles. The car park will be on your right.

From Haworth: Follow the B6142 for 1½ miles and turn left onto Reservoir Road. Follow this road and after ½ a mile the car park will be on your left.

By public transport: Unfortunately, there is no public transport to the start of this walk.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.