Five intrepid club members fought their way across the moors from Haworth on 19 August. They reached Brontë Falls and the bridge, and a little beyond before it rained but by the time they got to Top Withens it was raining fairly insistently. Commented Club Co-President, Andrée Freeman, “I don’t think I’ve ever been up there when it was NOT raining or windy!”
She added, “The weather might have been substandard but the heather was perfect, super colours and a beautiful honeyed scent everywhere. We could see a grouse shoot going on across the beck too, lots of beaters walking through the heather.”
All in all the group managed a good six mile hike with some fairly steep pulls, though coming back along the Pennine Way it was a little easier walking.
In fact it seems that the weather was ideal to set the Brontë mood and our gallant photographers show here some of the results of their labours. Click on an image to start a slide show at full frame.