Bronte Country

Jonathan’s View

“A literary landscape of industry, moors and deep valleys

Bronte Country covers the area of moors north of Hebden Bridge and south of Keighley stretching east to west from Burnley towards Bradford. It is an area of vast moors riven with deep valleys. In the valleys are tucked away villages and small towns with an obvious industrial past. Mills abound and history is spread out before you.

The walking is generally through wild moors and big open skies. There is little to distract the eye except birds and the distance views of the prevailing weather.

Haworth

Oakworth Station

Oakworth Station

The centre of Bronte Country is the village of Haworth. Set on the side of one of the steep valleys the cobbled streets and traditional shops reflect a bygone era. Haworth was the home of the Bronte Sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne, our world renowned authors. Wuthering Heights, Emma, Jane Eyre and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall are their most famous offering and a whole industry has grown up around them. The Bronte Parsonage is where the sisters lived and open to the public The church where their father worked and graveyard are next to the house and many of the walks they took are nearby.

However Haworth is also famous as the site of the Worth Valley steam railway and the setting for the film the Railway Children. The old fashioned stations and steam combine with the old fashioned village to make for a popular trip.

Hebden Bridge

To come

 

Walks

Click on the links below for further details of my favourite walks in the area.

Railway Children Walk. A popular walk visiting many of the sights of the Railway Children film.

Discover Wuthering Heights. A classic landscape of wind swept moors and desolate ruins

Keighley Moor . A pretty reservoir tucked in to the moors with just birdsong around

Ovenden Moor & Oxenhope. A long walk with outstanding views across high moorlands

 

Other Things to do

Bronte Parsonage Museum. The lifelong home of the Bronte sisters has exhibitions and memorabilia from the time.

 

Weather Forecast

HAWORTH WEATHER

Places to Stay

 

Cottages in the Dales

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