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Bronte Way

Lancashire, W Yorkshire

71 km / 44 miles
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
Waymark: Named posts
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SD806341 - Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SE217271 - Oakwell Hall, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walking Pages - Bronte Way Bronte Country - Bronte Way


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 103, 104
OS Landranger Active 103, 104
OS Explorer 21, 288
OS Explorer Active 21, 288

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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

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