Top Withens
Top Withens
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AllyBee43
Aberdeen, UK47 contributions
I did this walk starting from Haworth and taking in the Bronte waterfalls. C 11 miles in total, mostly easy walking on well defined signposted tracks, the going getting harder from the Falls to Top Withens stretch. The printed directions that I got were not entirely accurate, esp from the Bronte Falls to Top Withens, but fairly obvious which track to take. The (roofless) building is reputed to be the choice of Emily Bronte as they home of Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights fame and the explanatory plaque provided by the Bronte Society supports this view.
It is certainly located in a hauntingly desolate position on the moor so that certainly fits the bill.
I can recommend this as a good half days walk if you are reasonably fit with splendid moorland views and history to enjoy.
Written August 27, 2020
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BM🇪🇪
Espoo, Finland102 contributions
Couples
Nice, peaceful and scenic place. Walking on the moors you just finally find yourself in the Brontë’s book. Had a short walk to the top, drove by car to the nearby parking lot. Next time will wear hiking shoes and not just loafers and will spend many more hours wondering around .
Written June 1, 2022
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Nhung Nguyen
Leeds, UK114 contributions
The best place I have been for hiking in Yorkshire.
Picturesque, widespread and peaceful.
Going here helps me understand how it inspired Emily to write Wuthering Heights.
Although I went alone, it was not very hard to find Top Withens. But it is quite far and hilly to get to the place.
I kept telling myself that I needed to finish the hike and reach the designated destination.
When I finally got to the top, it felt so good like I had had achieved something great.
I'd love to come back there soon on a sunny day to fully enjoy the scenery.
Written August 3, 2020
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jayne p
3 contributions
I have scoliosis so it was a bit of an 'epic' journey for me... but worth every ache and pain. Top Withens is one of the most atmospheric paces I've ever visited.

Even if you aren't a Wuthering Heights fan it's amazing..but for one who is, it is a must. So beautiful.
Written July 25, 2022
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Libby M
Bath, United Kingdom84 contributions
We popped into Top Withens for a bit of respite from storm Dennis, as we were walking along the Pennine Way. From the outside it looks a bit like a reconstruction of an army training facility, but the inner details are original and weather-worn. Really is inspiring and wet and windy.

The walk isn't easy - about 3.5 miles from the nearest town and a bit of a trek, but worth it, especially if you are a Bronte fan . Surprising lack of Kate Bush fans...
Written February 28, 2020
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piyali s
61 contributions
Top Withens had the wind wuthering and almost sent me hurtling down the moors. I crouched behind a shrub and steadied myself. The moor are magical and wild. I had carried a packed lunch but could not eat as the winds were talking to me.
Written August 2, 2020
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Gary B
Sheffield, UK41 contributions
A wonderful place to visit if you are interested in the Bronte Sisters, are walking the Pennine Way or just wandering into the hills.
The route up from Haworth and 'Bronte Bridge' is straight forward but the ground is rough in places so be careful.
Oh yes and there isn't a cafe or anything at the building (much to the disappointment of many visitors.
Written May 2, 2021
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McCloskey13
Ireland50 contributions
Solo
As an avid hiker and Bronte fan, visiting Top Withens was a must. I walked from Haworth and it took a few hours there and back.

The moors are beautiful, and the walk not too tough for most of it. It is windy up here though!
Written September 1, 2021
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,431 contributions
Couples
Definitely worth a walk along the top of the moors, especially on a cold, clear Autumnal day. The paths and signs are well laid out so there is no chance of getting lost. A pair of strong walking boots is a must along with a fleece and some water. Amble part of the Pennine way at your pleasure.
Written October 18, 2018
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naddie30
13 contributions
Solo
I came to Yorkshire just to visit Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage, and to make the 'pilgrimage' to the moors and Top Withens. It more than exceeded my expectations. Breathtaking countryside, peace and quiet, just the bleating of sheep and occasional lowing of cows. I think I only passed maybe 4 people walking there and all the way back. Just what I wanted, a day alone out on the landscape that was so aptly captured in the novels I love.
Written August 8, 2018
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