The Brontë walk from The Fleece Inn, Haworth | 7½ miles
Scanning the Ordnance Survey map of Haworth the footpaths to the west of the village appear to provide the best hiking opportunities. They do - but stand out not just because of the network they form but because of the fine landscape they pass through coupled with its literary associations. The Brontë Walk, as this route is known, is undoubtedly a Yorkshire classic.
The South Pennines have the beauty and emptiness of the Yorkshire Dales to the north but also some of the northern grit that emanates from Bradford to the south. This is uncompromising country of bare, brooding hills as perfect for contemplation and inspiration today as they were for those bookish sisters.