Emily Bronte Bicentenary : a Walk with Nicky Harlow and Craig Bradley

On Saturday 28 July, 10:00am-12:00pm you can take a walk guided by Nicky Harlow and Craig Bradley.

Starting at the Old Cock Pub, Halifax HX1 1DS where Branwell Bronte drank (and owed money to the landlord) you will pass the medieval Parish Church up Beacon Hill on the ancient Magna Via, and view the site of High Sunderland  –  the now-demolished great hall overlooking Halifax, which reputedly inspired the exterior of Wuthering Heights.

From there, you will walk down to Shibden Hall, home of Anne Lister (and possibly the template for Thrushcross Grange).

The walk, which is approximately 3 miles, will finish at Shibden Park’s Mereside Café, where you can buy a well-earned cuppa.

Beacon Hill is steep, but the rest of the walk is fairly gentle. Ideal for moderate walkers. Do wear sensible shoes/boots.

If it’s raining, the route may be subject to revision.

For more information, see Central Library and Archive or call them on 01422 392630.

Tickets are FREE but should be booked from Ticketsource

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