Latest articles, Uncategorized, Walkshire

Walkshire: Bronte Park and the famous cobbles

Distance: 2k

Pram Friendly: Yes – but there are cobbles

There really isn’t a better time of year to visit Haworth than Christmas; beautiful cobbled streets, fabulous independent shops with warm and cosy cafes and pubs.

If you want a full guide to the village you can find that here, in the meantime here is a simple walk that will take in the best of the village and the park. 

If you are coming from Keighley jump off the bus on Station Road near to Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Over the bridge from the train station you will find a cobbled road which will lead you to Haworth’s Central Park. 

It’s well worth a loop around the park. It has a brilliant play area, suitable for children of all ages, as well as being a really pretty park with a band stand and seating. 

Head up to the top left of the park towards the public toilets and you will find yourself at the very bottom of the famous cobbled Main Street. 

It is bumpy, but I’ve done it many times with the pram and there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a shop or a drink.

My favourite cafe is Cobbles and Clay, not only does it serve lovely food, you can also paint a pot there so something for the little ones to do. 

At the top of the Main Street you also have to call into Mrs Beetons Sweet Shop which the children will love. 

It’s worth having a look around the church yard and going to see the Parsonage situated just behind the church.

Back on the Main Street head down Changegate and take a left which will take you back down towards the park passing Haworth Primary School.

You can either walk directly down Butt Lane or saunter through the Park where you can come back out and to the train station and bus stop.