The Pennine Way in Bronte Country
The Pennine Way is a 250 mile long distance footpath which starts at Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District and ends in Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Along the way Britain's longest public access footpath takes in sights of the Peak District, Bronte Country , the Yorkshire Dales, the Northern Dales and the wild fells of Northumbria before crossing Hadrian's Wall and on to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.
Attractions, features and places which can be taken in "en route" through Bronte Country include Blackstone Edge (a rocky outcrop overlooking Manchester and the Lancashire Plains), Hebden Bridge, Top Withins and Ponden Hall above Stanbury, near Haworth (famous for its association with the Bronte sisters).
Just beyond Lothersdale the Pennine Way leaves Bronte Country continuing to Thornton in Craven and crossing the Aire Gap as it heads north in to the Yorkshire Dales [N.B. For more information on this part of the route please see the separate pages on the Yorkshire Dales website covering the Yorkshire Dales section of the Pennine Way.]
Other Pennines, Pennine Way and local and long distance footpath websites:General information about the Pennines, the Pennine Way, and other long distance footpaths in the UK can be found on the following (externally maintained) websites:
- Diaries of a Long Distance Walker
- John Butler's Pennine Way
- St Leonard's Hospice Challenge Walk
- Walks in Britain - information provided by the Long Distance Walkers Association