Bronté Country

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Today's walk was all about the Brontés and Wuthering Heights.

On leaving the hostel, we walked towards the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway before turning back through Mytholmes to Haworth. Here we walked up the cobbled main street and past the church and the Bronté Parsonage Museum.

Our route took us westwards towards the moors. As we got higher, it started snowing harder and by the time we reached the far extent of our walk at Top Withens (said to be the inspiration for Emily Bronté in Wuthering Heights), there as a good covering of snow on the ground.

Fortunately the paths were sufficiently well trod that we did nor have too much trouble following the snow–covered paths as we returned to Haworth. We stopped of at the Kings Arms for a quick drink before making our way back to the hostel.

In the evening, it was back into Haworth for a very good value meal at the Fleece Inn.

Our conversation included a mention of Chris dropping her knickers in the hostel! She has a very nice pair, apparently!

Report – Alan

Walk rating – Very Good particularly in the snow.

Pictures by Alexandra

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I have turned Simon's bright orange rucksack cover into a giant snowball to make this a better picture.

Pictures by Alan

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Haworth Hostel.

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The River Worth.

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Haworth Main Street. Hope the girls have remembered the Hovis.

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Lower Laithe Reservoir.

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The snow got thicker as we climbed higher.

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We arrive at Top Withens.

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The plaque on the building.

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