Last day today but first more about that intriguing sign in Haworth. I asked a lady in a shop if she knew what was going on and she said they are filming something that will be shown at Christmas and they have built a whole replica of the parsonage over the moors and she gave me directions so off I went. They have taken over the top car park at the visitor centre and seem to be still working on it but no one was around (except some more nosey people like me!)
The location was actually quite stunning.
Now back to today. I decided to work my way home stopping off here and there. First stop was Last of the Summer Wine country of Holmfirth. I have been before many years ago but managed to remember where to find things.
I then headed down towards Glossop with some pretty amazing views and some nutty people jumping off the top of the hill with parachutes. Final stop before heading home was Buxton.
Started my exploration of the Calder Valley with Sowerby Bridge which was not too impressive and a bit run down. Nice river running through though and a very substantial church.
Next stop was Hebdon Bridge which was lovely, very pretty with both a river and a canal and the obligatory mill building.
Next was Haworth, home of the Brontes which was not at all what I expected and very interesting. It is a steep hill and the church and parsonage are at the top.
Staying in a Travel Lodge in Halifax for the next two nights. It looks like it used to be part of a mill which has been turned into offices. Exploring the Calder (Happy) Valley tomorrow.
Had to come up here for a meeting for work yesterday so decided it would be a nice idea to stay here for a couple of days so here I am. I am staying in a lovely B&B in Aysgarth.
Later I went to Hawes which is a lovely old town which still has some cobbled streets (they play havoc with the suspension) and pretty waterfalls running though the middle of the town.
It is also the home of Wensleydale cheese and you can visit the factory which has a museum, shop and viewing area. The photos are taken though glass so they are not wonderful but show the cheese being made.
Just up the road was a pretty little village with a ford and a sawmill.
On the way back I took the road over the top of Swaledale which had amazing views and stopped to take a look at the 'buttertubs' where apparently the locals used to store butter and cheese in the summer because it was cool.
Finally I came past Bolton Castle which is quite impressive and very old (1399). I was too late to go round but I stopped to take a couple of photos. All in all a good day!
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.