479 Alcomden Stones

It's been a long time coming, but now walkers are able to roam the Boulsworth Moors. This huge swathe of heather moorland stretching from Haworth to Hebden Bridge was once exclusively reserved for grouse shooting, but now it is open for all to enjoy. This is Bronte Country. It is over 150 years since the three sisters, Emily, Anne and Charlotte, tramped their beloved moors, which were the inspiration for their novels - now we have that same freedom.

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LOCATION: 3 miles west of Haworth
START: Off Colne to Haworth road. Cross Ponden Reservoir dam, turn right and park on verge
Grid ref: SD994370 Postcode: BD220JR
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but rough walking down Middle Moor Clough
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Pennine Way, Top Withins, Wuthering Heights, Withins Height, Ponden Kirk

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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