Range Walking Club
Sunday 17th October 1999 - Bradford - Haworth
Sunday, 17 October 1999 takes us to Bronte country and the village of Haworth which is steeped in history including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, the former home of the Bronte family. A multitude of antique and gift shops can be found in the town along with pubs, cafes and toilet facilities. As usual the coaches leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and will leave Haworth at 1730 hrs to arrive back at school by 1930 hrs. There will be no stops on the outward journey but toilet facilities will be available at the start of the walks. The cost of travel remains at 7.00 for adults and 4.00 for children and students in full-time education who were formerly pupils of Range High School. Please return slips with cheque (NOT CASH) to the school office by Thursday, 7 October in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club".

'A' Walk
The Hebden Bridge - Haworth walk is a relatively easy 'A' walk - even the moorland paths being mostly stone flagged. It begins by following Hebden Water through beautiful National Trust woodland, climbing via Hardcastle Crags to Walshaw. The next section crosses stark moorland north to Walshaw Dean Reservoir where it joins the Pennine Way to reach the ruin at Withins. The Bronte Way then provides a pleasant walk into Haworth.

Distance: 11 miles 
Ascent: 1500' 
Leaders: Arthur Jones and John Hughes

'B'+ Walk
This walk starts at Pecket Mill (GR996294) just north of Hebden Bridge and proceeds westwards through Hebden Dale to Hardcastle Crags and then on to Walshaw. We then use the permissive path taking us on to the moors to join the Pennine Way which we will follow northeastwards as far as the ruined Top Withins Farm (Wuthering Heights). From this point we turn east on well-defined paths via Bronte Waterfalls to Penistone Hill Country Park and descend into Haworth to finish the walk. We hope to have time to have a look around this fascinating town.

Distance: 10½ miles 
Ascent: 1000'
Leaders: Ann and Ian Mitchell

'B' Walk
We start our walk along the cobbled main street of Haworth before taking a 2-mile stroll through the Country Park terminating in a steepish descent alongside the Bronte Falls. This is followed by a late coffee stop to view the Bronte Seat then a climb out of the valley, a sweep across the moors and return through farm fields navigating a variety of stiles and encountering a great variety of other obstacles! A road walk into and through Dalesworth leads us to the Victorian Dalesworth Steam Railway Station where members can catch a steam train back to Haworth (1.50 approx) or brave the second and steepest climb of the day. A walk bigger in interesting sites (or even sights) than scenic beauty.

Distance: 9½ miles 
Ascent: 900' 
Leaders: Nicki Harrison and John Rothwell

'C' Walk
Starting at Haworth Church we follow the Bronte Way on a gentle ascent of Penistone Hill and pass Enshaw Knoll before going down to Bronte Bridge. After a short, steep climb we join the Pennine Way and follow this route to the ruins of Top Withins (thought to have provided the inspiration for Wuthering Heights). From this vantage point there are fine views of Haworth Moor. We continue across moorland and then take a field track behind Stanbury Village to Lumb Foot. We then follow the River Worth for a short distance and take a footpath back into Haworth.

Distance: 7 miles 
Ascent: 700' 
Leaders: Frances and David Turton