Haworth and Brontë Country Walk, Cycle, Ride
The rugged, beautiful countryside of Brontë Country is just waiting to be explored. See Brontë Country's past in the landscape; former mills, weavers cottages and packhorse trails now much loved by walkers.
There are lots of walks for all abilities from the Brontë Way to a short walk from Haworth to the moors. Why not get the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to Oxenhope, Stanbury or Oakworth for a pub lunch and a walk?
If you prefer to cycle you'll find lots of cycle routes as well as mountain bike trails. If you're a horse rider, you'll be able to follow the routes once trodden by packhorse trains. Follow the Pennine Bridleway , the first long-distance trail designed for riders which passes through Brontë Country.
There are lots of Haworth walks to try. One of the most popular is the Brontë Waterfalls walk which includes Haworth Moor and Top Withens. For a longer walk you can see various Brontë locations on the Brontë Way and another long distance route nearby is the Pennine Way. For a walk that takes in some of Brontë Country's film heritage try the Railway Children walk.
Explore the network of quiet country roads and farm lanes around Haworth and the neighbouring villages of Oakworth, Oxenhope and Stanbury or climb up to the Pennine watershed on the minor road to Colne. The Brontë Way also offers great off-road cycling as it skirts the high ground of Boulsworth Hill and the former royal hunting area of the Forest of Trawden.
There are lots of different pennine bridleways and routes for horse riders. Try the Haworth circular and ride across open moorland with views towards Ilkley Moor. Step back in time and follow packhorse trails along the Pennine Bridleway from Derbyshire to the South Pennines or follow the Great Northern Trail.
Beautiful countryside, rolling hills and open moorland make walking in Bradford district an enjoyable experience. Many Bradford walks take in some of the district's most famous landmarks. Walk on Ilkley Moor where you'll find breathtaking views and pre-historic rocks. The Leeds-Liverpool Canal is also a good place to walk or cycle as is Baildon Moor.