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Bronte Way

71 km / 44 miles

Lancs, W Yorks
The Way provides a cross-Pennine route linking various places associated with the lives and works of the Bronte sisters. It takes in the Thursden Valley to link with the Pendle Way at Wycoller Hall (Ferndean Manor in the novel Jane Eyre), the moors to Top Withins (Wuthering Heights), Haworth Parsonage, where the Brontes lived and now a Bronte Museum, the Brontes' birthplace at Thornton, along the hills west of Bradford to the Spen Valley (Shirley country) before finishing at Oakwell Hall (Fieldhead in the novel Shirley).


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Named posts
Challenging; Moorland; Heritage; Literary
SD806341 - Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs
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SE217271 - Oakwell Hall, W Yorks
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Bronte Way (Hillside Publications - 2002)
Bronte Way (West Riding Area Ramblers - 1997)
Water Power Trail (Lancashire Heritage Trust)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Rosebud Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
35 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bridge House B&B  (bookable online)
1 Km
35 Km
Haworth Homes  (bookable online)
2 Km
35 Km
3 Km
56 Km

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Route Profile:

67.1 Km (41.7 miles)
1,496 m (4,908 ft) ascent
371 m (1,217 ft)  maximum height