Stanza Stones Walk: Stage Two Leg Two
Mytholmroyd to Haworth: Two
Stanza Stones Walk Two Leg Two
As soon as you emerge from between the walls take the track going left (north east) slightly uphill and in front you will see a large cairn fashioned into a rough shelter. Walk forward to the escarpment edge and there, ten foot below you, resting among rocks on this otherwise heathery slope lays the Mist Stone. From this vantage point you have breathtaking views over Oxenhope to Haworth and up the Aire valley. Approx. 30 yards away to the east you can see another stone shelter. This structure serves two purposes in that it is primarily a shelter from the elements and it is also, when seen from the sky, a stone sculpture in the shape of a question mark. The shelter provides a good spot to eat lunch with its stunning views down the valley. Return to the track which has now become a path through the peat hags and remain faithful to it until you reach a left turn after crossing Little Clough. Turn left here and soon you reach wide Hambleton Lane crossing from right to left, turn left and follow the lane down to the Bronte Way. Our way on now follows the Bronte Way, initially to Oxenhope crossing the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Line with its connection to the film adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s moving book The Railway Children. The route takes in Bents House, known in the film as Three Chimneys the iconic family home of the Waterbury family. The Bronte way carries onward to Haworth, home to the three illustrious Bronte sisters and now the site of the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
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