Next tours: No public dates yet. This can of course be booked as a private tour.
Meet: Haworth steam railway station, time tbc.
End: In a pub, probably The Wuthering Heights itself.
Historical Rambles: Haworth is featuring as part of a new series, historical rambles: lots of walking amidst snapshots of local history. File under “Hills, Hedgerows, History and Hearty Ale”.
Why Haworth? Romantic, erotic, sensual, passionate, brooding, wild, windy and wuthering; Haworth is one of the most remarkable places on earth. A tiny moorside village in West Yorkshire, it is also one of the most famous literary locations in the world, thanks to Emily Bronte’s extraordinary and overpowering 1845 novel Wuthering Heights. The village is delightful, quaint and charming, but all around is a dark landscape of brooding hills, windy moors and melancholy valleys that so inspired Emily and her two brilliant sisters, Anne and Charlotte, both renowned novelists, and continues to mesmerise poets and performers, from Kate Bush to Patti Smith.
Join us on a mooch around the village and a quick sneak onto the moors of Bronte Country, home of Heathcliff and Wuthering Heights, before it gets dark and lonely, on the other side.
* Best bring walking boots, waterproofs and maybe a packed lunch.