Monday, 10 August 2015

B Walk from Haworth 2015

A Historic Walk between Two Counties

Walk Leader: Beverley Kelly
Distance: 9 Miles app
Total ascent/Descent: 1300ft

 This excellent walk was George Mann’s 2004 choice which I enjoyed so much and recognise him as a great walk leader that I am redoing it as a tribute to him.

We start at Laneshaw Bridge in Lancashire (Free Toilets) and head towards Wycoller alongside Wycoller Beck.

Arriving at this picturesque ancient village we cross one of seven ancient bridges to view the remains of Wycoller Hall, the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre.

Keeping our eye open for the Panopticon, we continue on the Bronte Way, alongside the beck, gradually climbing and enjoying the views and heading towards the highest point of the walk and our lunch stop.

Watersheddles Reservoir is undergoing a £1.4m modernisation and the footpath has been diverted a little. Continuing along the Bronte Way we cross the river Worth and climb up to great views.
Passing Ponden Hall (Thrushcross Grange in "Wuthering Heights ) and reservoir (may be canoeists) we then join the Pennine Way towards Bronte Bridge and waterfalls—the steepest bit.

Now back on the Bronte Way we have a scenic fell side walk towards Penistone Country Park, a historic mining area with some spectacular panaramic views of Bronte Country.

Nearly at the end of our walk it is downhill to the coach and the delights of Haworth Village.


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