In Search Of Heathcliff

Yes, that one…

Today we went to Penistone Hill in Yorkshire to do our Bronte walk. The sun was out, and although it is still winter here it was a glorious day with highs of 13c. I parked 1.4 miles away from the Bronte Parsonage and headed towards Bronte Bridge and Falls. I had not been here for just over 21 years, so it was nice to visit it again, although I have been to Haworth many times in the past 10 years.

Our Route
Heather on the Moorlands
Bronte Bridge Approach
Bronte Bridge
Marker stone after the bridge was rebuilt after being destroyed by floods
This is NOT Top Withens obviously, just an old farmhouse that we passed on the hike.

Wuthering Heights Inn was a lovely pub that we stopped at for lunch. They are dog-friendly which was really nice, they provided us with dog treats, bowls of fresh water and a warm welcome. M had a hot beef and gravy sandwich with thick chips. I decided to have a dirty burger which was a half pounder with cheese, pulled pork and chilli mayo, side of salad with sweet balsamic dressing, fries and onion rings. Needless to say, it was rather delicious and was washed down with a pint of bitter shandy. Mazikee and Harper helped eat the chips.

Our view whilst having lunch
Me and Mazikeen – as usual by my side with a stick.
Me with Harper watching the sheep
Mazikeen now locked on to the sheep. She was doing a very low growl, then howling at them which was very funny to watch.
Looking for Heathcliff
The Reservoir

All in all, it was a lovely day, I am slightly burned from the sun and wind, mostly the wild and windy moor. Alas, we never found Heathcliff or Cathy or managed to get to Top Withens, but will go that way next time. All told I hiked 6.5 miles with the girls. Mazikeen probably did about 12 miles or more as she was off lead and ran about everywhere, leaping into every muddy puddle, stream, and the waterfalls. I kept Harper on her lead as she is a bugger for taking off on her own adventures.

Not too sure where we will hike next Saturday weather permitting that is, but I am looking forward to more adventures.

  4 comments for “In Search Of Heathcliff

  1. February 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve never managed to read Wuthering Heights (not sure why, but I’ve never really gotten the urge to read English Gothic literature, although I have read or will read some works in the related Southern Gothic subgenre), but I am very familiar with the Semaphore version (😂🤣😂🤣).

    I don’t get what it is dogs like so much about potatoes! Sometimes my mom will let Roxy nibble on some of her potato chips, and she’ll also get tater tots or fries as a little treat when we get burgers or something like that. They like sweet potatoes, too.

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    • February 18, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      You should read it, complete classic, but then I do love my classical literature, hence the English Literature degree LOL. As for the dogs, Mazikeen will eat anything and everything, Harper however, is more meat loving and will turn her nose up at chips in case beef is available lol

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  2. February 16, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    That sounds like a perfect way to spend a day! The views are so scenic and there were so many things to entertain man and beast:)

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    • February 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Being a country boy, it was an ideal day for me, and as for Mazikeen, she is an outdoor type of girl, and loves to climb, so again ideal for her too.

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