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2019.07.31 COACH RAMBLE 'A' Walk - circular walk (GPS trace of walk attached with pictures) - Haworth Coach Park, Church, village, via Penistone Country Park & Millennium Way to Bronte Bridge, Withens (ruin), join Pennine Way around Ponden Reservoir, Old Bess Hill, across Oakworth Moor to Keighley Reservoir, rejoin Millennium Way, Harehill House, 'old ways' of  Street Lane & Hey Lane crossing the valley of  River Worth, climb up to Haworth Main Street - leaders Judy Gathercole & Susan Rushworth - Wednesday - (Refer to OS walking map 1 in 25000 if doing this walk - walk about 12+ miles / 19+km)

0  'red' track of walk recorded on GPS with some detail added. Use OS maps if doing actual walk
1- St Michael & all Angels, Haworth

2 Bronte Graves (buried in vault below church). Youngest daughter Anne died in Scarborough and was buried there.
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4 While the Robinson parents lived to a good age their two sons died in their twenties
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6 'Withens' on maps, but 'Top' Withens not marked on maps?
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8 Lower Laithe Reservoir?
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14 looking back at Lower Laithe Reservoir?
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23 Bronte Bridge ahead
24 crossing Bronte Bridge
25 Bronte Bridge destroyed by flood and rebuilt
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27 towards 'Top' Withens
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29 'Top' Withens ahead
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32 ruins of Top Withens
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35 note about Top Withins
36 The Pennine Way - a small part followed on this walk
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43 at the East end of Ponden Reservoir?
44 Ponden Reservoir?
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48 "Ponden Hall  is a farmhouse near Stanbury in West Yorkshire, England. The "old house" was built in 1634 by Robert Heaton (15871641) for his son, Michael Heaton (16091643), although the ... The final Heaton male, George Smith Heaton, the son of Michael and Ellen Heaton of Royd ... from Keighley News".  -  Added -This property is actually near Ponden Reservoir and is apparently now a B&B?

49 en-scribed on the above building "------ Old House (now standing) was built by Robert Heaton for his son Michael, Anno Dommini 1634. / The old Porch and Pea House was built by his Grandson Robert Heaton A.D.1680. / The present Building was Rebuilt by his descendant R.H.1801"
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70 footbridge over River Worth?
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72 back in Haworth

We met Marjolein Fase who comes from The Netherlands on this walk and she kindly supplied photographs she had taken.

Here is a selection of them

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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