Haworth is a beautiful, historic village nestled in to the outskirts of the Pennines. It is famous for its cobbled streets, olde world sweet shop, apothecary and of course it was the home of The Brontës from 1820 until 1861. The Brontë sisters, and their brother, were born in Thornton village, just along the roadContinue reading “The Brontës”
Tag Archives: Walking
My New Year Tradition.
I have a New Year tradition which started about 10 or 11 years ago. A friend and I pick a date in January and head off on a walk, wander or if we’re feeling brave, a hike. It started with a blustery climb up Pen-Y-Ghent back in 2011 (I think). It was blowing a gale,Continue reading “My New Year Tradition.”
My weekend with the Mothers.
I spent the weekend in Wragby, Lincolnshire, with my Mother Goose and my Mother-Outlaw. And it was wonderful! We did so many of the things. Friday night was rather relaxed and mainly consisted of eating some food and going to bed because that’s how rock ‘n’ roll we are… oh we had Prosecco! That’s alwaysContinue reading “My weekend with the Mothers.”
No longer a glamping virgin!
What better way to spend a couple of freezing cold January nights than in a glamping pod up in The Lakes… Hayley and I were glamping pod virgins before our visit to The Quiet Site but the experience did not disappoint, in fact we can’t wait to go back! We arrived early afternoon at TheContinue reading “No longer a glamping virgin!”
Our Railway Children Walk
“Daddy, my daddy!” If you’ve seen The Railway Children then those words are likely to have you sobbing your heart out and if they don’t then you’re probably dead in side. I’ve definitely watched the film more times as an adults and certainly appreciate it more now too. My sons Grandparents lived in Oakworth andContinue reading “Our Railway Children Walk”
Packing list for Yorkshire Three Peaks
Christopher, my 13 year old son, decided that he wanted to take on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. I think the only reason he decided this is because he saw the bag of snacks my Mum and I had for our walk in the Peak District and he wanted jelly Babies. I haveContinue reading “Packing list for Yorkshire Three Peaks”
Another challenge done…
Today I woke my teenage son up at 5 am and managed to get him out of the house before 6.30 am. There was no monetary bribes involved, I didn’t offer to buy him some fake money on GTA so he can use it to buy fake, cars and fake houses… My teenager was upContinue reading “Another challenge done…”
Top Withens – Brontë Country
Today we walked along a pathway that was often visited by the Brontë sisters well over 100 years ago. The moors over Haworth were where inspiration was drawn for the many poems and stories written by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We took the public footpath from Moorside Lane which lead us through wild fields ofContinue reading “Top Withens – Brontë Country”
Prince of Wales Park
Alongside some garages near our house there is a public footpath which leads you up on to Gilstead Moor. We first discovered this trail when we moved here nearly two years ago. It’s a short walk to a beautiful view of Bingley and beyond. You can see all across the top of St.Ives and allContinue reading “Prince of Wales Park”
The Peak District!
This weekend my Mum and I headed off down to the Peak District with the Veteran Boot Breakers to take on a 15 mile walk across the district of peaks, taking in Kinder Scout, Winnats Pass and Mam Tor. This was my first time visiting the Peak District and the drive down there certainly didContinue reading “The Peak District!”