Saturday 12th September 2015
Haworth and Brontë Country
|Heather covered moors with great expansive views|
Other attractions include the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway,
an authentic preserved steam railway which has been used as a setting for numerous period films and TV series, and which also plays a starring role in the village's annual 1940s weekend where locals and visitors alike don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events.
Several public footpaths lead out of the village, and there is much scope for rambling, though perhaps the most famous walk leads past Lower Laithe Reservoir to the picturesque (but unspectacular) Bronte Falls, the Bronte Bridge, and the Bronte Stone Chair in which (it is said) the sisters took turns to sit and write their first stories. This path (which forms part of the 64 km (40 mile) long Bronte Way) then leads out of the valley and up on the moors to Top Withens, a desolate ruin which was (reputedly) the setting for Heathcliff's farmstead in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights". [N.B. Top Withens can also be reached by a shorter walking route departing from the nearby village of Stanbury.] Also nearby is Ponden Hall (which is believed to be the house called Thrushcross Grange in "Wuthering Heights").
There will be 3 walks;
- A Walk led by; Steve Edwards
- B Walk led by; Beverley Kelly
- C Walk led by; Terry Simmons