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Brontë Way

Brontë Way
The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, on the route
Length 43 mi (69 km)
Location West Yorkshire & Lancashire, England

53°44′20″N 1°40′19″W / 53.739°N 1.672°W / 53.739; -1.672
, Padiham
53°48′07″N 2°17′46″W / 53.802°N 2.296°W / 53.802; -2.296

Use Hiking
Hiking details
Sights Brontë literary connections

The Brontë Way is a waymarked long-distance footpath in the northern counties of West Yorkshire and Lancashire, England.


The Brontë Way runs for 69 km (43 mi). At a steady pace it may typically take four days to walk.

The route

The Brontë Way starts at Birstall, West Yorkshire, near Dewsbury, and finishes at Padiham, Lancashire.

The route has been designed to have strong associations with the writings of the Brontë family, incorporating places where their work was centred such as Top Withens (inspiration for Wuthering Heights), and Haworth where the Haworth Parsonage where they lived is now a Brontë museum. It also encompasses interesting geographical and landscape highlights from the region such as Penistone Hill Country Park and plenty of upland and moorland walking so that even if the novels have passed you by the route keeps your interest and is of value in its own right.

There is plenty to explore on and near the route from country pubs to industrial heritage, and public transport links in to the route and its four main sections. Two guidebooks are available.

Further reading

External links

  • Brontë Country website info on the Brontë Way
  • Walking Pages website info on the walk route
  • Long Distance Walkers' Association: Brontë Way

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