Haworth Walk

The Wild Haworth Moors
The Wild Haworth Moors

By Vicky · Published Aug. 31st, 2023 · Updated Jan. 7th, 2024

This short circular walk from Haworth takes in both the cute village itself plus the wild moors of Penistone Hill Country Park nearby.


The Haworth Walk starts from the bottom of Main Street, on the edge of Haworth Central Park. To reach Haworth, you can drive (see parking options below) or take public transport. It’s about 45 minutes drive from Leeds.

Haworth on Public Transport

Haworth Train Station is fairly convenient for this walk, though you’ll probably arrive here by bus. It’s about 50 minutes from Leeds via public transport, on the train to Keighley and then the special Bronte Bus to Haworth. You can also take the train from Skipton to Keighley, and then the same Bronte Bus.

Parking in Haworth

There are several car parks in Haworth. They are all the same price (80p for one hour, £2.10 for three hours and £4 for the entire day). You can pay by cash or using the parking app RingGo (no card payment available).

Haworth Walking Map

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Haworth Walking Route

This short walk starts at the bottom of Main Street in Haworth, but since it’s a circular loop you can join the walk anywhere.

Walking through Haworth Town

Walking along the main street in Haworth, Yorkshire
A cute town in Yorkshire

Main Street is the most interesting street in Haworth. It’s a cobbled road lined by many cute old stone cottages. Today most of them are tourist shops, cafes and restaurants. Keep following the street upwards and near the top you’ll see a church on your left. Head up the steps to take a look.

Haworth Parish Church

Haworth Parish Church

Key Information: Open Tue-Sun, 08:30 to 17:00 (from 9 on Sundays).

Haworth Parish Church (Website, Tripadvisor Reviews*) is open 9am-4:30pm every day. The Reverand Patrick Brontë, the father of the famous Brontë sisters used to preach at this church. That’s why they lived at the Parsonage next door, and all members of the family apart from Anne were buried here.

If you head up the street behind the church, you’ll soon see the famous Brontë Parsonage on your left.

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Walking around Haworth town
Parsonage in Haworth

Key Information: Open 10am-5pm every day apart from Tuesday in July & August, every day apart from Monday and Tuesday the rest of the year. Tickets are £12/4.5 per adult/child.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum (Website, Tripadvisor Reviews*) is the top attraction in Haworth, apart from perhaps the nearby moorland. In the museum, you can see how the Brontes lived, as well as take a peek at the many letters and manuscripts they wrote. You’ll also find some special editions of their novels and naturally, a bookshop selling their books.

The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters (Emily, Charlotte, Anne) are three of the most famous British authors of all time. If you visit Haworth, make sure to read at least one of their books. The one most appropriate to read while in the area is Wuthering Heights*, since this is set on the moors nearby. Jane Eyre* also references the wild countryside, while The Tenant of Wildfell Hall* is another great book to consider reading.

After the museum, continue on the track heading out of town. This leads through some fields to a road. Head left on the road and then immediately take the left fork. There’s a small path on the right side of the road. Once you reach the car park, cross over and take the right-hand path to head out onto the moorland.

Hiking on the Wild Haworth Moor

Walking through the Yorkshire Countryside
A short walk on the moor near Haworth

Follow the path upwards around the edge of the cemetery to the opposite corner. From the junction head across and slightly left, continuing to walk slightly upwards. Soon you’ll reach a high point with great views of the surrounding countryside and the old quarry below.

Turn right at the main track to walk along the ridge. Before you reach the small road, turn left down the cliffs to the bottom. Take the first left again to wander through the small valleys between the rocks. Wind your way through this area until you reach another main track on the other side, not far from the cricket club.

Walking in Penistone Hill Country Park in Yorkshire
On a short circular walk near Haworth

Turn left at the track to walk across the high moor. After a few hundred metres, past the small lake on your right, turn right. This path will lead you to the edge of the moorland and the start of some fields. Walk across the road and down the track between the fields, heading towards Haworth town.

You’ll end up in an old quarry, now a car park. Keep on walking downwards and slightly right. You’ll soon reach the entrance to the car park. Follow this road downwards and you’ll get to the bottom of Main Street again, and the end of this short walk near Haworth.

Guidebooks to explore more of Yorkshire

The Rough Guide to Yorkshire* is a great little guidebook and has a section on Ilkley and things to do nearby. The Yorkshire Dales Pathfinder Guide* has a good collection of short hikes suitable for the entire family and the Guide to North Yorkshire Pub Walks* has some fun walks in the Dales for those who are hungry and thirsty.

Check out this hike from Haworth to the Bronte Waterfalls and Top Withens! For other short countryside hikes nearby, why not walk up Almscliffe Crag, Sharp Haw and Flasby Fell, Beamsley Beacon, or Embsay Crag.

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