Jun 4, 2013

Brontë Walk--Haworth

copied from the telegraph and found on google images.......


Brontë Walk - 10 Great British Walks in pictures


Haworth map - 10 Great British Walks in pictures


Brontë Walk - 10 Great British Walks in pictures





Where: Haworth, West Yorkshire
Distance: 8 miles – variable
Duration: 3½ hours
Star point: Includes the Brontë's famously inspirational waterfall
Fitness: Moderate to harder
At the heart of Brontë country lies the village of Haworth, where the sisters found their inspiration and artistic peace.
This modestly taxing walk touches all parts of that literary equation, starting near Haworth church, which holds the Brontë family vault, then following signs for "Brontë Way and Top Within" leading out into the countryside.
A short diversion off the main path takes you to the Brontë Waterfall ("…fine indeed; a perfect torrent racing over the rocks, white and beautiful!", wrote an entranced Charlotte).
At the furthest and highest point of the walk you come to Top Withins, farmhouse ruins that are said to be a blueprint for the Earnshaw's family house in Wuthering Heights. If you stand here, you really do understand the idea of inspirational peace.
Then follow the path back through the village of Stanbury (pubs!), over the dam of Lower Laithe Reservoir and back to Haworth with, maybe, a visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Details and map: Yorkshire.com. Other Haworth walks: haworth-village.org.uk.