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West Yorkshire Walk
Haworth Moor circular

County/Area - West Yorkshire - Bradford

Author - Yorkshire Water

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km    Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Time - 2 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SE018362
Lat 53.822071 // Long -1.974139
Postcode BD22 9RH (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

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The moors to the west of Haworth are wild and can be very unforgiving in bad weather. This moody landscape inspired the Bronte sisters in their world famous novels and this walk captures some of the characteristics of this landscape. Starting at Penistone Hill Country Park, this route passes by Lower Laithe Reservoir before continuing onto the moors using lanes, tracks and footpaths. The route includes views of Top Withins and the Bronte Waterfall.

This is one of the free reservoir walks produced by Yorkshire Water who are one of the county's largest landowners, with around 72,000 acres of land spanning National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a wide range of walks on offer from gentle strolls around one of their picturesque reservoirs to more adventurous routes. Yorkshire Water have selected some of their top walks for you and split them into three regional packs. Just print them out and off you go.

Each site has its own walk pack that you can easily print out and take along with you. Each pack includes directions to the site, a summary of the walk, a list of facilities available, a detailed route map and route instructions. To download walk descriptions go to Yorkshire Water Walks.



Other walks nearby

Walk 1243 Haworth Moor and Bronte Bridge - easy - 3.5 miles/5.7 km

Walk 1135 Top Withins and the Bronte Bridge from Haworth - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 2705 Oxenhope to Hebden Bridge without a car - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 1307 A circuit of Ovenden Moor from Oxenhope - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 1449 Cullingworth Circular - easy/mod - 6.3 miles/10.2 km

Walk 1584 Ogden Reservoir - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km

Walk 1793 Lothersdale from Cowling - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2661 Keighley Moor Reservoir & Hitching Stone from Cowling - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km

Walk 2121 Crimsworth Dean, Lumb Bridge & Hardcastle Crags - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 3215 Steeton to Ilkley without a car - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

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