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Brontë Way, Forest of Trawden to Wycoller Dene in Brontë LancashireAnd at the Buckingham Literay Festival:
This free 5 mile guided walk is one of a number of walks and other events taking place to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of famous literary genius, Charlotte Brontë, in 1816.
Charlotte and her sisters often visited the beautiful village of Wycoller in Pendle, and Wycoller Hall was the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in her novel Jane Eyre. This walk, led by knowledgeable guide, Norman Mitchell, starts at 10am at Trawden Road Car park, Wycoller or grid refereëce SD926395. BB8 8SY (for sat-nav purposes). Walking on the moors in the Forest of Trawden to the base of Boulsworth Hill, then east along the Brontë Way and back along leafy Wycoller Dene to Wycoller village for a lunch stop and a look round the village, then back to the start. It will take approx. 3.5hrs including stops.
The Rage of Charlotte Brontë
Saturday 2nd July , 2.30pm
Rebecca Fraser’s well known biography placed Charlotte’s life within the framework of contemporary attitudes towards woman and was an invaluable contribution to Brontë scholarship. In the two hundredth anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth Rebecca Fraser in conversation with Victoria Prentis, local MP for Bicester and Banbury, examines how perceptions of Brontë have altered since the Victorian era.