Bronte Way

A 44 miles long distance footpath in Lancashire and West Yorkshire which visits places with strong associations to the Bronte sisters. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Oakwell Hall
Distance: 44 miles (71 km)
Grid Ref: SE217271
Climbing: 1,660 metres
Walk time: 20-30 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Brontë Way starts at Oakwell Hall in Birstall, West Yorkshire and finishes at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, Lancashire. It runs for 43 miles (69 km). At a steady pace it may typically take four days to walk. The route has been designed to link places that have strong associations with the writings of the Brontë family, incorporating places that feature in their work such as Oakwell Hall, Charlotte Brontë's inspiration for Fieldhead in her novel, Shirley, Top Withens, Emily Brontë's inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The route passes through Thornton where the Brontë children were born and Haworth and Haworth Parsonage where the family lived. It passes through Penistone Hill Country Park, open moorland and areas of industrial heritage interest and public transport links to the route and its four main sections. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
Brontë Country
Long Distance Walkers Association

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