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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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  • Make sure you have a basic map before setting off here, especially if you want to go to Top Withens as well. It is well worth the walk, there is a smaller waterfall by the stone bridge and a larger on...  more »
  • The wind always seems to be howling. But tucked away in this crack of earth is this serene and special green spot. Felt very close to the Brontes on arriving here! Don't miss if you have come to Hawor...  more »
  • Did enjoy the walk to the falls though the weather was not that great it meant that the waterfall had water there and was not dried up as it might be in the summer months.  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.