Bronte Waterfall, Haworth

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The Brontë Waterfall is a small waterfall located about a mile south west of Stanbury, near Haworth, West Yorkshire, England. The area surrounding the waterfall is mainly moorland and farmland but is part of Brontë Country. It is an area of outstanding beauty and famous for its association with the Brontë sisters. Below the falls can be found an old stone bridge named Brontë Bridge across South Dean Beck. The bridge was destroyed in a flash flood in May 1989 and rebuilt in 1990.Brontë trailThere is a nature trail called the Brontë Trail starting from Haworth and running over the moors to the waterfall. Continuing on, Top Withens can be reached within the same walk. This is a ruined farmhouse said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights house in the Brontë novel.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Great hike that takes you through fields, the moors, a village. Best part of my U.K. Trip so far. Info office at top of Main Street had a helpful map for 50p.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A lovely walk, waterfalls could be easily missed, Bronte's chair perfect place for a picnic, the heather was beautiful on our visit, well worth the walk.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We set off around 10 in the morning on route to Top Withens, we had heard of the waterfalls and bridge but nothing had prepared us for the view and the atmosphere which we were met with, rain was on i...  more »
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  • A really nice place to walk. Signage needs improving. For carpark put in 12 moorside lane...car will appear nearby. Can be muddy.. Stick to paths where possible...walking boots a must.
  • Smashing walk with great views and scenery
  • Lovely area! Around 2 miles out of Howarth itself. Limited parking at junction with main road (reportedly breakins in the past, so just beware). Recommend parking in Howarth, or one of the parking areas along the road up from Howarth. Couple of mile walk from the main road, across a pretty good, gravelled path. Open country side - but they have sheep in season, so please bear that in mind if you bring dogs. The last quarter of the path (as you approach the falls) can be wet / boggy with streams that have burst theyre banks. The area at the end is a nice "dell", with the stream coming through, grassy areas either side, and an old stone bridge - great for picnics! If you do go for a paddle in the stream, just beware the rocks are slippy as heck with algae! I dont believe the area with the stone bridge is actually "The Falls" - there's a more vigorous waterfall up to the right just as you leave the dell area, back the way you came. Nice area for a summer picnic!
  • Went on a very rainy day, was stunning.
  • Lovely walk.

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