For my 39th birthday present, Geoff booked us a weekend away to Haworth. As we have been car-less since September, we travelled by train to Keighley and then then transferred to the Worth valley steam railway.
It felt special travelling by steam train to our final destination.
Oakworth station, a film location for the 70's film The Railway Children.
A mile walk from the railway station and we were at the youth hostel.
A Sunday morning stroll up to the village,
to see the pretty shops.
In 1820 Rev Brontë became curate at Haworth.
Haworth is famous as the home of the Brontë sisters.
This is the parsonage were the Brontë family lived from 1820 to 1861. Although sadly all Patrick Brontë children predeceased him.
Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre (1847), Emily's Wuthering Heights (1847), and Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) were written while at the Parsonage.
It is now the Brontë Parsonage museum.
Although it was very very chilly we took a walk up on to the moors.
Back down the cobbles...
and in a puff of smoke we were back home.
Feeling happy and wind swept and waiting for the predicted 10cm of snow to fall tonight...