Gawthorpe Hall map
Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust
Gawthorpe Hall is a grand Elizabethan house, though redesigned in the 1850s. It marks the northern end of the Bronte Way because of its connections to the writings of the Brontë family. It also houses the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection of intricate lace, embroidery and needlework. It is run by the National Trust in partnership with Lancashire County Council.
The 110 acres of grounds used for orienteering are comprised of the formal gardens, extensive beech woodland and the area beyond which was once an open cast mine but is now young woodland and fields. Many of the dense rhododendron bushes have been progressively cut back leaving a very runnable forest floor.
There is a Permanent Orienteering Course at Gawthorpe Hall, the maps are available from the National Trust Office, or can be downloaded here.