Haworth Moor Nature Walk West Yorkshire Grade: Moderate
Join natural history expert Madeline to explore the local moors around Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Our walk begins just outside Haworth on the wild moors and we’ll be using parts of the Millennium Way, the Bronte Way, the Pennine Way and several other less used paths to explore the blanket bog, heather heath, damp acidic pastures and remnant woodlands of Haworth Moor. This is part of the South Pennines Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest which is one of the biggest and most diverse upland moors in Northern England. The range of habitats here attract a great diversity of bird species, reflecting the high quality of upland vegetation that we can enjoy here.
We cross sheep grazed pastures and moorland towards the relatively small Bronte Waterfall and then walk up to Top Withens, a ruin thought to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. From here we slowly make our way back to the start point via Stanbury Moor.
Grade: Moderate. The walk is 8 miles with some gradients and rough ground. We will enjoy a fairly leisurely pace in order to enjoy the surroundings to the full. There is an emphasis on nature – observing the moorland habitat and birds around us.
Guide: Madeline Holloway is a natural history expert with a huge amount of knowledge to share.