Thursday, 10 September 2015

The meeting of the waters













Here are some photos for all the Brontë fans. This place, above Haworth and close to the home of the famous writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, is now known as Brontë Falls. The sisters themselves apparently referred to it as 'the meeting of the waters', where a tiny moorland stream tumbles down a series of small waterfalls towards a slightly bigger beck. The beck is straddled by a clapper bridge, recently restored after flash floods swept the original away. There is no doubt that the sisters visited it and Charlotte referred to it in her diary.


There were few people about when I visited quite early on a Sunday morning but it is a place of pilgrimage for some. The moorland signposts are in Japanese as well as English!  If you have the stamina you can continue further, up to Top Withens, an old farmhouse which may have inspired the setting for Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights.



3 comments:

  1. The Japanese seem to like to make literary pilgrimages. If you go to Green Gables on Prince Edward Island where "Anne of Green Gables" is set, it is full of Japanese women who studied the book in school.

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  2. Hi Jenny - stunning photos .. love these photos and knowing they are the Bronte Falls ... one day I might get to visit - and I hope that time the weather looks like this - lovely countryside .. cheers Hilary

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  3. Oh, these are lovely! I've read enough of the Brontes that these pictures give me a little thrill. Thank you!

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