English: The Climb to Top Withens. Thought to ...

English: The Climb to Top Withens. Thought to be the inspiration for the Earnshaws home in Emily Brontes’ novel ‘Wuthering Heights’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Top Withens, said to have been the in...

English: Top Withens, said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Pennine Way, Dick Delf Hill. Heading ...

English: Pennine Way, Dick Delf Hill. Heading towards Top Withins (centre), the putative inspiration for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, on the Pennine Way. View northwards from the northeastern corner of the square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A delightful week in Canada, sea wall walking excellent, then over to Mayne Island, and walking the meadow and ferry road loop. Rained most days, but showery. On the virtual walk, started in the  heart of Bronte country, not where Emily Bronte lived but where Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1998 film)

Wuthering Heights (1998 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

was set, at High Withins. Jenny and I were there last October, we did a side trip through the area, rather than going Malham/Airton to Ramsbottom via the Ribble valley. It was quite bleak (but no more so than many of the moors in this neck of the woods), and on that note I should confess, last week I was virtually walking on the moors closest to my home town of Ramsbottom, and failed to note it. What an omission). From High Withins, the trail dropped down to Ickornshaw (the Black Bull),

Approaching Ickornshaw

Approaching Ickornshaw (Photo credit: Bods)

then on to Cowling and Lotharsdale, a lower valley, with some haying. Weeks trail ended  a few miles north, on the trail to Gargrave, near the Colne  to Skipton A56 and Garstang to Skipton A59, both very familiar roads.

Skipton Canal

Skipton Canal (Photo credit: Mill View)

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