Walking the literary landscape around Haworth

Keighley News: Walking the literary landscape around Haworth Walking the literary landscape around Haworth

Brontë fans can follow in the footsteps of their heroines thanks to a new walks book.

Walking The Literary Land-scape takes people from Haworth on to the moors past the Brontë waterfalls.

Walkers visit Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse reputed to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, then back to Haworth via Stanbury.

The Brontë sisters are among famous writers featured in the glossy paperback, written by Ian Hamilton and Diane Roberts.

Each of the 20 walks takes in a location linked to the life or works of a well-known writer. They include poets like William Wordsworth and Ted Hughes and novelists like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, together with children’s writers Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll.

The authors tell how the Brontës are still inextricably linked to Haworth and describe the Parsonage Museum as “superb”.

They add: “Our walk follows in the footsteps of the sisters, who demonstrated in their writing a remarkable sympathy for nature in the raw and an ability to withstand a fair amount of hardship.”

Walking The Literary Land-scape costs £12.95. Visit v-publishing.co.uk for details.

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