Bronte Walks
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover Yorkshire with Brontë Walks. We offer tours, guides and so much more to make your visit to Yorkshire a memorable one. I am a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Yorkshire and my love of the county and in particular Haworth and the moors that surround it is the inspiration for my work. I offer a wide range of guides walks, tours, support for tour companies, meet and greet services, day tours, drive tours and extended tours across the whole of Yorkshire. My job is to help you discover Yorkshire and all that it has to offer. The ‘Passionate Brontës’ is our acclaimed walking tour of Haworth that tells the story of the Brontë family. I use their letters, poems and writing to weave the story into the social fabric of the times. This is offered as either a scheduled walk that all are welcome to join, or as a private tour. It is the most wonderful prelude to visiting the Parsonage Museum. The times for these walks do vary and it is best to check when they are running.
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Laurel_11
Centreville, VA92 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
This was my fourth hike with Johnnie Briggs and, as usual, he did not disappoint. We walked to Ponden Kirk, aka “Penistone Crag” in Wuthering Heights, where I was able to stand on the ledge with the breathtaking moors below. We shared great conversation, as Johnnie is so well-versed in a variety of subjects, but especially the Brontes. Next we went to Wycoller Hall to see the remains of the house that was the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. We topped off the day with hot chocolate and dessert at Cobbles and Clay on Main Street in Haworth. If you visit the Haworth area, don’t miss a walk with Johnnie Briggs. He is brilliant!
Written November 8, 2022
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Giulia
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Sep 2022 • Friends
We had a lovely walk in the moors with Johnny. He is such a caring, passionate and clever person! We couldn't have asked for more. Sending love from Milano, Giulia and Daniela
Written September 11, 2022
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wiscotovanisle
Victoria, Canada34 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Johnnie is such a gem. My 21 year old daughter and I decided to do a walking tour to explore the inspiration for Wuthering Heights and to learn more about the Brontës. Not only did Johnnie provide us with an informative walk, he also offered transportation and accommodation suggestions which completely changed our trip for the better. We came in on the old steam train, where Johnnie picked us up and took us to the sweetest B&B to drop off our bags. Johnnie actually saved the day with this B&B recommendation. It looked online as if all accommodations were sold out so we planned to just visit Haworth for the day. Johnnie emailed me to let me know there was a room available at Rosebud Cottage should we want to stay the night. I was over the moon and immediately felt like I was in good hands.

Next we did the walk up to Top Withins. As we walked up the trail, Johnnie not only told stories of the Brontës, but also shared the names and types of birds and plants of the region. He is so passionate about Haworth and all of its beauty and it comes through in his tour. At the end of the walk, Johnnie dropped us off in the centre of Haworth at our request and gave us some more recommendations, including treats to try when in England. I cannot recommend this tour, or any tour by Johnnie, enough. It was a highlight of our trip. Thank you Johnnie!!
Written July 24, 2022
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PamelaGeorgia
Madrid, Spain4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Johnnie was an absolute delight. He wove the story of the Brontes and the history of the period together, effortlessly and with finesse, and we couldn’t get enough of his tales.
I can’t recommend Johnnie’s tour enough; he was so warm and engaging! It made our trip to the parsonage afterwards so much more rewarding.
Thank you, Johnnie!
Written October 17, 2021
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liz_cowley
London, UK15 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
I can’t speak highly enough of Johnnie’s wonderful tour of Haworth and the various Brontë landmarks. He was so engaging and knowledgable about every facet of the Brontës’ history that when we went to the Parsonage afterwards we were able to get so much more out of it. Johnnie’s storytelling is unmatched and myself and my friend were both mesmerised by his ability to draw us into their world (at one point genuinely bringing us to tears!). I whole-heartedly recommend his tour.
Written October 17, 2021
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Demi K
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Thankyou for a fantastic tour. So much knowledge and information, can’t recommend it enough! Johnnie really knows his stuff!
Written September 18, 2021
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DG
2 contributions
Jun 2021
What an excellent experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Johnnie. He’s extremely knowledgeable about the Brontes and has an infectious passion for the area. I loved the way he presented the information as a story and tailored the content to my interests and questions. It was a pleasure having him as a guide when I visited the Bronte parsonage for the first time. He was also punctual, went the extra mile by giving me tips on train travel and he was very professional. I highly recommend a tour with Bronte walks.
Written July 3, 2021
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Britta D
1 contribution
Jun 2021
To quote/paraphrase A.A.Milne "Do not go to Haworth country without 'consulting' Johnnie;
My friend and I (two Swedish octogenerians) spent two days with Johnnie
walking in the footsteps of the Brontes; we had a fabulous day on the moors, then
also one day in Haworth for Bronte history to end with a drive to Hebden (?);
Johnnie's extensive knowledge and his contagious enthusiasm made this
a most memorable experience, indeed Johnnie was invaluable. Can't thank him enough.
Written June 23, 2021
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halfandhawf
London, UK37 contributions
Sep 2020
Our first trip in this pandemic period. Very Covid safe. Did the passionate Brontes tour first, which was all the grounding required pre parsonage visit. These places are just buildings, but with a great guide like Johnnie, you get the stories. Particularly valuable was rooting it all in the local history and contextualising the writing.

We booked a second day, where Johnnie and I walked for several hours on the moor with our dogs, and my husband did a proper hike with johnnie’s colleague. This suited my short legs just fine! Walking the few hours with him gave me confidence to tackle a few more walks this week. Great start to our trip with lots of local recommendations.
Written September 7, 2020
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Jason
United Kingdom1 contribution
Aug 2020
Johnnie was easy to speak with in order to obtain help in planning my trip to Haworth.(provided great directions to walk to Top Withens and past Bronte Waterfalls), was punctual, and spent longer with my mum and I than orignally decided (£30 for 2.5 hours was good value for money).

Very knowledgeable and passionate about all things Bronte. We just needed some time to stop and think occasionally and more room to ask questions, as the information flowed out thick and fast! But overall definitely recommended.
Written August 24, 2020
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