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Haworth, Bronte Country & Forest Of Trawden

Haworth to Hebden Bridge - walk 2
This walk and Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walk 1 can both be done in reverse, starting in Hebden and ending at The Fleece Inn in Haworth. If you start from the Tourist Information Centre in Haworth the route takes you over Penistone Hill Country Park, past Drop Farm and Leeshaw Reservoir and up Bodkin Lane, which is a steep climb. Bodkin Lane becomes Stairs Lane and continues as the Calder Aire Link on an obvious track to the Top of Stairs. From here on top of the moor you can see the path winding between walls to the horizon. Gradually you start to go downhill amongst fields to Grain Water Bridge. There the path turns right and follows the contours along the hill to the ruined farm at Nook. Straight on down the hill to Crimshaw Dean and through the woodland where the autumn colours are stunning, to Horse Bridge and along Hebden Water to Hebden Bridge and if you have the energy, explore what has been described a please add the missing copy...!

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.
 
Distance
8.2 miles/13.2km
Height Gain
m
Grade
Cycle Grade
OS Map Number
OS Explorer map 21 (South Pennines)
Car (Parking)
Stiles
Steps
Circular
Linear
Start Point
Haworth VIC, Main St, Haworth SE030372
Nearest Town
Haworth / Hebden Bridge
Public Transport
Bus 500 runs from Haworth to Hebden Bridge Station with timetable information from www.keighleybus.co.uk 01535 603284 or METRO on www.wymetro.com 0113 246 7676.
Toilets on Route
Public toilets available in park in Haworth and at Horse Bridge, Hardcastle Craggs, and in Hebden Bridge
Nearest Refreshments
Shops and cafes available in Haworth and Hebden Bridge, and National Trust cafe at Gibson Mill
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ROUTE PROFILE

Route Info 01 Reservoir

Unusual structure on Lower Laithe Reservoir, visible from Bodkin Lane
Route Info 01 Bodkin Lane

Ice cream needed after this climb. The cobbled road takes you up to The Stairs, which continues the climb up on to the moor top and on a good day gives fantastic views in all directions
Route Info 01 View above Hardcastle Craggs near Hebden Bridge

There is a view across the valley directly above Crimsworth Dean, and the Dean itself is spectacular in autumn with the woodland a multitude of colours
© Pennine Prospects 2012.
Routes compiled by Walk England.
© Photography by Steven Morgan,
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