Haworth Moor walk

Straddling the Pennines, this invigorating walk sweeps through the wild moorland and heather which was an inspiration for the Bronte sisters.

Reservoir

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open for people to exercise outdoors. We ask that you follow the latest guidance on group sizes and social distancing to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe.

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

  • Do not light any BBQs or fires and call 999 to report any uncontrolled fires that may be at risk of spreading.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Take a walk though Bronte land

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.

Useful Downloads

Howarth Moor walking guide

Details 


Location

4.8 mile walk south-west of Haworth, near Keighley


Difficulty

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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.