Penistone Hill Country Park

Penistone Hill is a beautiful country park located 0.31 miles to the west of Haworth and 0.62 miles to the north-east of Oxenhope in West Yorkshire, England.

The park was used by the Bronte family to gain access to the moors beyond Haworth to the west, and the route of the modern day Bronte way heads across the park. A replica of the Parsonage was built in 2016, where BBC filmed exterior shots of the building for the film ‘To Walk Invisible’, that was based on the true life of the Bronte family.

There is a Heritage trail that is an easy 1 and a half mile walk, which usually takes about 2 hours to walk around if you would like to make the most of the landscape, views and industrial heritage. One thing to know about this trail is that it’s not very suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs due to the uneven and bumpy ground.

Another interesting fact about the Penistone Hill country park, is that its the starting point of a 6 mile fell race that was introduced in 1994, and has been held every year on New Years Eve, it is more popularly know as the Auld Lang Syne race and is sponsored by the Daleside Brewery.

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