Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:03 pm by M. in    No comments
The Walk & Ride Festival (September 10th-25th) contains several Brontë-related events:
Saturday 10th September
The Brontës by Dark
Bookable event:
Start: 18:00
Finish: 22:00
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 9 kilometres
Grading: Medium
Reaching Top Withins at around sunset walking along parts of The Brontë Way with a reading from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights at Top Withins (if you want to bring a lantern to enjoy the atmosphere you are most welcome). Returning in the dark so headlamps are essential and walking poles are advised. Cost £15 per person.

Sunday 18th September
The Brontë Mountain Bike Challenge
Bookable event:
Start: 08:45
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 23.4, 27.6 and 13/15 miles
Grading: Medium
A series of routes suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider navigating the stunning and challenging landscapes inspired by the writings of the three Brontë sisters. All participants will receive a medal and a well-earned complementary hot meal at the finish.

Friday 23th September
Stanbury to Withens and Ponden Kirk
Start: 11:00
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 6.6 miles
Grading: Medium
Along the Brontë Way to High Withens, passing Brontë Bridge, Brontë Falls, Stanbury Moor to Ponden Kirk returning to Stanbury.

Sunday 25th September
Brontës and the Atom
Start: 11:00
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 6.5 miles
Grading: Medium
A walk to celebrate Charlotte Brontë's bi-centenary and The Atoms 10th anniversary. Fosters Leap Wycoller Dene and on the Brontë and Pendle Way through Germany to Wycoller village (and cafe) and back to the starting point.
Grough adds:
 Ms [Adele] Adams said: “Walkers can join the Brontës by Dark this Saturday, 10 September to travel along parts of the Brontë Way reaching Top Withins at sunset for a reading from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. That will be really atmospheric but you’ll need your head-torch for the return journey in the dark.” (Bob Smith)
More information in The Telegraph & Argus.


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