"A good 13 mile walk out to Top Withins, Bronte Bridge and Oxenhope"

  • May 25, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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At 13 miles in total, this is a fantastic walk for those who want great scenery whilst walking this wonderful area. (If you are a fan of the Bronte's it helps!!)

Although it's a hilly area, with great climbs, you will be rewarded with the views I will give you when we take a breather.

The walk starts and finishes at Haworth to follow a route, which skirts around the edge of the valley to arrive at the old Ponden Mill at Stanbury.  A gentle climb above the reservoir to reach the first rest stop at Ponden Kirk. We follow the edge of the moor to find the Pennine Way which take's us to arrive at Top Withins and our well deserved lunch Stop.

A short time later, we head downhill to Bronte Bridge & then uphill again past the waterfall.  At the top is an easy walk as we head to Leeshaw Reservoir.  Across fields and stiles to what is known locally as "Stones" a bridleway which takes us to Oxenhope.

The last leg follows the railway line back to Haworth to finish.

Please note that this is for more experienced walkers only.  Please bring over-trousers gaiters and descent walking boots as it's a pretty muddy walk.

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  • Yolanta

    It was a very nice walk. Friendly and nice people. Thank you everybody!

    May 28, 2013

  • Imelda

    Loved the walk and the company. Many Thanks Stuart and to all.

    May 27, 2013

  • Anne

    Great walk thankyou :-)

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful walk, delightful company -- thanks Stuart.

    May 26, 2013

  • Stuart

    Thanks all for coming

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolute wonderful day, the weather was beautiful, met some really nice people and had some lovely conversations that made the miles and the time fly by, cant wait to meet you all again, and the views were breath taking. Loved it!

    May 25, 2013

  • Stuart

    Thanks Simon, the sun shone on the group again!!

    May 25, 2013

  • Simon C.

    Another stunner of a walk,fab weather,great views and superb company to share the day with.
    Thanks again Stuart,really appreciate all you do in making days like this happen.

    May 25, 2013

  • Stuart

    Any probs folks. Ring my mobile :[masked]

    May 24, 2013

  • Julie. A.

    Or the 696 from Bradford at 9.20am.
    it goes up Thornton Rd, u would av to get off at Crossroads,
    then walk to start.

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks julia, just a pain living in wibsey and have to go in opposite direction, i could bike ride to haworth quicker than the buses, are you going by bus?

      May 24, 2013

  • Julie. A.

    Its is possible to get to Haworth from Bradford,
    662 from Bradford to Keighley,
    Then 665 to Haworth ( 9,45am)

    May 24, 2013

  • Ruth s.

    I am so sorry I double booked and thought i'd cancelled my rsvp- June 15th is a definite!!

    May 24, 2013

  • Stuart

    We usually finish around 4pm. The walk will take us approx 4/5 hrs including breaks and lunch.

    Please bring enough food and drink with you and not forgetting any waterproofs (just in case) the weather changes. There are some hills to climb, but the views are amazing especially on a nice day.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    its beyond my why there is not a bus from bradford to haworth when haworth is classed as being part of bradford, think my head is going to explode if i look at any more bus timetables, what time do you think the walk will be finished by?

    May 24, 2013

  • Stuart

    We will leave no later than 10.45am to start the walk

    May 23, 2013

  • Gill E.

    Sorry, having to cancel this one, one of the dogs can't do 13 miles!!! Hope the sun shines, enjoy yourselves, Gilll

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    stuart if i can get there for 10:30 i will do the walk, but dont wait for me if im not there for 10:30

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good news: maybe -- the forecast has changed from rain [for Sat] to sunny on today's 5-day forecast. With a bit of luck we may well be wearing t-shirts on Saturday..
    http://uk.weather.yahoo.com/uni...­

    May 22, 2013

    • Stuart

      Expect the worst Stan. You never know with this bloomin' British weather

      May 22, 2013

  • Gill E.

    Hi I have 2 dogs staying with me, would they be welcome on the walk, not sure if it'll be too much for them (and me!)?????

    May 20, 2013

  • Anne

    looking forwards to meeting you all. Can i ask where are we meeting ? is it at the church ?

    May 19, 2013

  • Alan W.

    Another good call, Stuart, but I'm already busy unfortunately.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi stuart, sorry for being a pain, but im in howorth this saturday for the 1940 festival, planning on taking a walk back to ogden after a few hours in howorth can i use this route to get to ogden? if so do you have a map of the route i need to take?

    May 15, 2013

    • Stuart

      Not really Gareth. From Oxenhope we follow the track to finish at Haworth

      May 15, 2013

  • Ruth s.

    Hopefully will def be there!!

    May 10, 2013

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