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Countryfile: LuddendenBBC One 19:00 hThe Brontë Parsonage Website adds:
The Countryfile team heads to Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is the most southerly of the Yorkshire dales and perhaps not as well known as its northern cousins, but what it lacks in fame it makes up for in beauty.
Ellie Harrison follows in the footsteps of Whitely Turner, whose book A Springtime Saunter Round and About Brontë Land was first published 100 years ago. It takes in some of the most stunning landscapes of the area including the village of Haworth where the Bronte family lived. Ellie explores some of the landscapes which inspired the writer Ted Hughes. Ted was born in 1930 in Calderdale and it inspired much of his writing.
An episode of 'Countryfile' is going out featuring a trip to Haworth, and following in the steps of Whiteley Turner's famous travel memoir, 'A Springtime Saunter' - and it features our own Ann Dinsdale, talking about the book down at the Bronte Waterfall.
Whiteley Turner was a journalist on the Halifax Couriernewspaper, who in 1907 began publishing regular columns about his walks through what was even then beginning to be thought of as 'Bronte country'. Now, a century later the book that resulted from those columns, A Spring-Time Saunter, is still loved and read.
The book followed a four-day trip from Turner's home in Mount Tabor, just outside Halifax, across the moors to Haworth, and was published in response to his many readers' enjoyment of the regular newspaper column.