|Length||43 mi (69 km)|
|Location||West Yorkshire and Lancashire, England|
|Sights||Brontë literary connections|
The Brontë Way starts at Oakwell Hall in Birstall, West Yorkshire and finishes at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, Lancashire. It runs for 43 miles (69 km). At a steady pace it may typically take four days to walk.
The route has been designed to link places that have strong associations with the writings of the Brontë family, incorporating places that feature in their work such as Oakwell Hall, Charlotte Brontë's inspiration for Fieldhead in her novel, Shirley, Top Withens, Emily Brontë's inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The route passes through Thornton where the Brontë children were born and Haworth and Haworth Parsonage where the family lived. It passes through Penistone Hill Country Park, open moorland and areas of industrial heritage interest and public transport links to the route and its four main sections. Two guidebooks are available.
- Wilson, Marje (1997). The Bronte Way. Ramblers Association West Riding Area. ISBN 1-901184-05-6.
- Hannon, Paul (2000). The Bronte Way. Hillside Publications. ISBN 1-870141-56-3.
Media related to Brontë Way at Wikimedia Commons
- Brontë Country website info on the Brontë Way
- Walking Pages website info on the walk route
- Long Distance Walkers' Association: Brontë Way
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