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Haworth Autumn Walk
Located in West Yorkshire, the historic village of Haworth is the perfect place for Autumn walking. With its wilderness of Haworth Moor, a wild and stunning landscape, rich in natural beauty, plus history with its association with ‘Wuthering Heights” by the famous Bronte sisters, makes this a memorable location to explore.
Haworth village is full of history and charm, with a cobbled high street and vintage steam railway, reminders of a bygone age and also great for exploring after a day out walking in the surrounding countryside. In the evening relax in one of the villages highly regarded local Inns with a hearty meal.
- Autumn scenic walking
- Wilderness of Haworth Moor
- Historic village of Haworth
- Enjoyable social evenings
Accommodation for this trip is not included. For accommodation information and all essential trip information please click on the ‘Trip Notes’ tab.
Friday – Welcome Evening
Friday Welcome Evening (optional) is 8pm in Haworth. It’s a chance for everyone on the weekend to meet and the Country Adventures trip leader will be on hand to answer any questions about the planned walks. If you’re unable to make it to the Welcome Evening, the Trip Notes detail everything you need to know about the weekend and the walks.
Saturday - Walk Day
Walk: Grade 2 – Haworth Moor & Wuthering Heights
Distance 8 miles (12.9km)
Total Ascent 1089 ft (332m)
This walk takes you through the moorland and woodland surrounding the village, and includes a visit to the waterfall that the Bronte sisters often visited for inspiration. As we head out onto Haworth Moor, a wild and expansive landscape, we’ll pass the ruins of Top Withins, which is said to have been the inspiration for the farmhouse in “Wuthering Heights.” With stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside along the way, the walk will start and finish in Haworth village.
In the evening, an optional social evening is planned in Haworth, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.
Sunday - Walk Day & Departure Day
Walk: Grade 2 – Oakworth Trail
Distance 5.6 miles (9km)
Total Ascent 846 ft (258m)
Haworth is a beautiful village located in the West Yorkshire region of England. It is perhaps most famous for being the home of the Bronte sisters and also the filming location of The Railway Children. Our guided walk today from the cobbled streets of Haworth takes us along the Railway Children Walk and surrounding countryside between Haworth and Oxenhope on this enjoyable country village walk. We should also get to see the railway in opration at the nearby station but also throughout the walk as the trains pass through the countryside.
The walking weekend will finish in Haworth by 2pm.
Walking grade explained
‘Grade 2’ – Moderate walks at a steady pace on undulating terrain including moorland, coastal paths and hills. We may encounter uneven stony ground on some walks.
Accommodation is not included as part of this trip. If you require help with booking accommodation you may find the following links useful:
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We recommend booking accommodation in, or near to Haworth, for easy reach to the meeting point for both the walks and social evenings. Nearby towns/ city include Hebden Bridge, Bingley, Bradford.
Food & Drink
For the walk(s) please bring with you a packed lunch and refreshments. Occasionally on some guided walks (Grade 1 to 2 walks) we may pass a country inn or tea room where if we have time we can call in, however having a packed lunch with you gives the group the freedom to have lunch wherever we are on the walking route.
Haworth has a number of convenience stores and small supermarkets.
Optional social evenings in Howarth are organised by Country Adventures, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.
For guided walking holidays that require transport from the meeting point to the start of the walk, we use a minibus or where necessary local transport. There is no extra charge for this, it is included in the trip price.
Our walks are by no means designed to be endurance tests where everyone sets off at a blistering pace. Far from it, it’s about a fine day in the hills in good company enjoying the best of fell walking with exceptional views but it is important to state that for everyone’s walking enjoyment walking does require a minimum level of fitness and stamina. Hill / Mountain walking experience is not essential as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness. For the higher level graded walks (i.e. Challenging Grade) it is advisable that you are someone who enjoys regular cardio exercise or have experience of mountain walking and have the stamina/ leg strength in order to be better prepared for longer sections of uphill & downhill walking associated with higher mountain treks.
Walking Grades Explained
Grade 1 (Leisurely) Normally 5-8 miles, may include gentle ascents and descents of up to a total 1100ft of ascent and similar descent over a day’s walk. Easier scenic walking at lower altitudes along paths and tracks.
Grade 2 (Moderate) Normally 6-10 miles on paths and tracks, between 800ft – 1700ft of total ascent and similar descent. Longer walks, on hills and moorland.
Grade 3 (Moderate Mountain) Normally ranging from 6-10 miles, between 1700ft – 2600ft of ascent, similar descent. Longer walks, over higher ground with possibly steeper ups and downs on paths and tracks.
Grade 4 (Challenging) Normally ranging from 8-13 miles, between 1500ft – 3000+ft of ascent, similar descent, over undulating mountain terrain, walking at higher levels with steep ups and downs. Suitable for people with a good level of fitness.
What you need to bring with you for the walks
- Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
- Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
- Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
- A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
- Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
- Sunglasses, sun cream.
- Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
- Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
- A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
- Any medication you need.
- Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.
- Walking poles (if you use them).
We want you to enjoy your time with Country Adventures and have the best possible adventure experience. Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk (i.e. with walking boots and waterproofs), at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification on any of the equipment requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.
Trip Schedule & Activity Meeting Times
Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point at the required time. The transport for our day walks will leave promptly at the stated time and due to the nature of scheduled trips, we are unable to provide refunds if unfortunately, you miss the departure time.
Welcome Evening – 8pm Please meet outside the Black Bull Inn, Haworth
Walking Days – 9.30am in Please meet outside the Black Bull Inn, Haworth
Address: Black Bull, 119 Main St, Haworth, BD22 8DP