Bronte Classic Walk - October 7th

Posted 9/10/2018

A great day out for DVWG in the Haworth area walking the Bronte Classic Walk.


An early 8AM start for our bus party and the people who chose to make their own way there, assembling in Haworth in time for a cuppa and light breakfast before walking.


A gentle ascent along Penistone Hill out of Haworth led us to the Moors and onto the Millennium Way to Bronte Falls.


We paused here for photo opportunities in the picturesque valley before starting a quite strenuous ascent to Top Withens.


Arriving at Top Withens the weather was now superb and we were pleasantly surprised to find restoration of this important monument is now in progress, a short breather here and we proceeded onto the moor to bag Haworth Moor Trig.

The views on the Moor was simply stunning.


Returning to Top Withens we took a lunch break after we resumed we descended from the Moor along the Pennine Way, here we had an opportunity for a pub stop at The Friendly in Stanbury. The pub certainly lived up to its name.


Resuming our walk, we crossed the dam wall at Lower Laithe Reservoir, taking the short walk into Haworth and the end of our walk.


A great turn out for this 8.2 miles stunning walk, well done to all who completed it.


Special well done to Nicola Royston our first 100 mile walker of the 2018/19 season and to David Richardson & Emily Kirk who both clocked up 900 miles cumulatively on this walk.


After finishing the walk there was time for our party to enjoy a beer, cuppa or browse around Haworth before our journey home.


A rather tired and subdued party boarded the Wombwell bound bus home, thanks to Eastmans Coaches who once again did us proud with transport.


All in all it was another great day out for DVWG.