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Best way to explore the moors!

I was travelling alone and went on a walk of the moors with Johnnie last week. From the trip in his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DippyDi383
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Perth, Australia
‘Bronte walks’ was excellent

We happened upon the start of one of the Bronte walks tours round Haworth and decided to join in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naomi B
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Discover Yorkshire with Brontë Walks. We offer tours, guides and so much more to make your visit to Yorkshire a memorable one. I am a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Yorkshire and my love of the county and in particular Haworth and the moors that surround it is the inspiration for my work. I offer a wide range of guides walks, tours, support for tour companies, meet and greet services, day tours, drive tours and extended tours across the whole of Yorkshire. My job is to help you discover Yorkshire and all that it has to offer. The ‘Passionate Brontës’ is our acclaimed walking tour of Haworth that tells the story of the Brontë family. I use their letters, poems and writing to weave the story into the social fabric of the times. This is offered as either a scheduled walk that all are welcome to join, or as a private tour. It is the most wonderful prelude to visiting the Parsonage Museum. The times for these walks do vary and it is best to check when they are running.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling alone and went on a walk of the moors with Johnnie last week. From the trip in his vintage car to our walk which was rich in information and relaxed conversation ( I even lost my voice!) I was enthralled and exhilarated...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I really enjoyed our walk and conversation. Your stories of the 'Teacher of the Air' were inspiring and I will carry the images with me for a long time. I wish you well with your wedding...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon the start of one of the Bronte walks tours round Haworth and decided to join in. We were walked round the church, parsonage and local streets by an extremely knowledgeable guide who knew the stories behind the stories. He kept us enthralled...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a happy coincidence that the group I was expecting didn't turn up and you arrived instead. Thank you for your review and kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and I am so glad that you enjoyed the walk....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highlight of our trip to Haworth. Johnnie is a natural storyteller and able to engage with people of all ages. My eldest two children (15 and 11) and I greatly enjoyed the walk, more so even than our visit later in the day to the...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It was such fun meeting you and your family. I have to say that not many children solve the puzzle in the Church and their prize was richly deserved. I look forward to meeting you all again at some...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We highly recommend this personalized tour of the Bronte sisters’ home town of Haworth, and the Bronte parsonage! Our personal guide, Johnnie Briggs, is a true renaissance man, with unparalleled knowledge of every detail of Bronte history and lore, plus the enthusiasm to make it...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Both Leri and I really enjoyed our day with you and were really pleased that you did as well. It is lovely to offer a Bronte day to those who are staying in York and the combination...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were visiting Haworth for the weekend and meeting up with friends. I had booked the tour with Johnny much to the amusement of the rest of the group. However that changed as soon as we met Johhny and we all discovered what an intelligent...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. It was a wonderful walk and I knew from the moment that I met you that it was going to be fun. Sometimes when a group meets on the steps they just get on with each other and give...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Johnnie showed our group of international students Haworth on, possibly, the coldest day ever! It was bitterly cold yet the group loved every minute of Johnnie's tour. He was friendly, really engaging and got the group's attention with his energetic delivery and stories which were...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a joy working with you and your group. As I recall it was an extremely cold day, but it was fun and the students seemed to really enjoy their day. I wish you well and hope...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My mother & I have just enjoyed a wonderful tour of Haworth with Johnny. He brought to life the story of the Bronte family & the history of the church & this beautiful village. Its my mother's 78th birthday today & the walk was very...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Cerys, thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. It was such a pleasure meeting both your Mum and yourself, especially on your Mum's birthday. It was a wonderful walk and your Mum has such a deep knowledge and love of the Bronte story...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I checked the website and noted that today's walk was quite clearly scheduled to be going ahead. I double checked by trying to ring. The phone was switched off. I triple checked by submitting an online query. I received no reply. I had therefore no...More

Thank Paul-Dockerty
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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello Paul. I can only apologise for today. You did everything you could to check if the walk was going ahead and I let you down and again I do apologise to you and your wife. I unfortunately was covering for a colleague on delivering...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Joined Johnny Briggs this morning for his tour and history lesson about the Brontes. I was in awe of his ability to engage the group, trigger my emotions and educate me! From his initial questions to his final reading, he had my complete attention. He...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and heart felt words. It was a delight to share a walk with you and it was a wonderful mix of people within the group. I wish you and your wife well for the future and I look...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

My wife and I experienced more than two hours in the company of Johnnie and enjoyed the experience hugely. Johnnie is a gifted storyteller, a highly enthusiastic teacher and a thoroughly nice bloke. He guided us around the streets of Haworth and brought the history...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. I was a pleasure to share a walk with you both. The private walks do give us more time to follow questions and ideas and it was wonderful to follow the theme of literature and social...More

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keikobunker
22 June 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello, I hope all is well with you. Yes, we do provide private guided walks out onto the moors. The heather should be in bloom and the moors will look spectacular. We plan the route to meet your needs and interests. At... More
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Tanya R
20 June 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello Tanya, I hope all is well with you and that you have been enjoying the sunshine. Tanya, I am sorry, I am away on tour at the moment and there are no walks in Haworth this weekend. Best wishes, Johnnie
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Kerry E
6 June 2018|
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Hello Kerry, I hope all is well with you. The simple answer is yes, there is an open walk on Tuesday, July 10th. The time is 10.30am and the meeting point are the Church Steps at the top of Haworth's Main Street, by the... More
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