BC's transport arrangements continued to deliver. We only waited a few minutes at the bus stop within a hundred yards of the Waterfront Hotel and we were on the Bronte Way again from Bailiff Bridge by 9:00am.
Again all walking today was on good paths, tracks and fields. There were occasional slight variations in the route compared with the gpx file I had downloaded from The Long Distance Walking Association. At times we were coinciding with The Spen Valley Way, The Calderdale Way, The Kirklees Way, and with a little concern the Luddite Trail. We were just hoping that we wouldn't be mistaken as wreckers of farm machinery as we progressed.
We came across a well kept and interesting Quaker Graveyard at Hare Park Lane, Hightown and there is some history of a lady writing a book about this - CLICK HERE
A few hundred yards further on there was a farm ostensibly a plant hire or sales outlet, but in the farmyard they had an interesting collection of old tractors - if Alan R* had been here he would have thought it was his birthday, but perhaps he has already visited? See photos below.
The Bronte Way has been an excellent long distance path nearly all on good tracks and paths with little in the way of cow trodden fields and with an interesting theme. I would put in the top end of long distance walks I have done.
*Alan Rayner - fellow outdoor blogger: A Blog on the Landscape! whose employment was in the tractor industry and welcomes us finding rare models hidden away on our travels.
|Just a pretty garden, and sample of Yorkshire cottage architecture|
|Typical Bronte Way terrain - BC progressing|
|Were we carrying 5 lb. sledgehammers in our rucksacks?|
|The Quakers burial ground. Quiet and peaceful|
|This and next three old tractors for Alan R.|
|This one in particular looked unusal|
|This was the hire or sales business of the tractor farm|
|At the café.|
We panicked to deploy cameras, but were then told she spends most of the day like this
|Patrick Bronte's house - See next photo|
|Mary Taylor's grave - Gomersal church|
|This and next two - Oakwell Hall - finishing point of Bronte Way|