Activities

Above Haworth stretch the bleak moors of the South Pennines – immediately familiar to Brontë fans. The tourist office has leaflets (50p) on local walks to endless Brontë-related places. A 6.5-mile (at least 3½ hours one way) favourite leads to Top Withins, a ruined farm thought to have inspired Wuthering Heights, even though a plaque clearly states that the farmhouse bore no resemblance to the one Emily wrote about.

Alternatively, you can walk or cycle south to Hebden Bridge via two routes that pass through the scenic valley of Hardcastle Crags. The more direct route is 8 miles; the longer 11-mile trail follows the Pennine Way and skirts around Top Withins.