Wedding Host, Tracey: Haworth to Hebden Bridge.
During the 2020 lockdown, Tracey vowed to make the most of the great outdoors, keep fit and keep her social media friends smiling with daily walks and selfies.
Start and finish of the walk:
“One of my favourite local towns is Haworth. For those travelling from Holdsworth House Hotel it’s only a 20-minute drive or you can catch the bus from near the hotel (502 and then B2).
“I start the walk in Haworth from near the Bronte Parsonage Museum (you can park here if you’re in the car) and follow the Pennine Way route. It’s a 10-mile walk to Hebden Bridge, and I stop there and my daughter picks me up. If you’re doing a circular route it is a 16-mile trip but absolutely stunning. My walk is well signposted for Top Withens / Bronte Falls / Bronte way. Just continue following the Pennine Way signposts. Along the way, you’ll reach the Bronte Waterfall. You can do a circular walk from instead back to Haworth, there’s a good guide for that here. ”
What’s to see?
“Haworth is such a pretty town, with cobbled lanes and little shops. The walk takes you across the wild and windy moorland that everyone knows from the Bronte sisters’ writings. My favourite bit is to sit on the moors and have my picnic, the views are fabulous and you can just imagine Heathcliff coming down the tracks on his horse!
“When you get to Hebden Bridge there are plenty of cafes to refuel and rest. The river is usually busy with boats and ducks.”
How long does the walk take?
“Mine is a seven-hour walk (with a few stops) and, on a dry day, trainers are fine. If you want more details about the route, please get in touch with the hotel and I’d be happy to help. I’d recommend walking boots though if the forecast is wetter. It’s be a fabulous walk for dogs too.”