Great Steam railway trip to Bronte Country a literary adventure

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Charlotte BronteLike great creative people such as Leonard da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright whose nature studies inspired their works of art and architecture, Charlotte Bronte too used nature to enrich her writings.


Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature’s imagery throughout “Jane Eyre,” and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines “nature” as “1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole; 2. a thing’s essential qualities; 3.a person’s or animal’s innate character; 4. A vital force, functions, or needs.”




sea oneIn the narration’s,  ” Jane Eyre” comments on all of these. And Bronte entwined several powerful nature images throughout her novel, one of which is the image of a stormy sea.






birdsAnother recurrent image is Bronte’s treatment of Birds. She writes about Jane’s fascination when she reads Bewick’s History of British Birds as a child. Then, Bronte shows how Jane identifies with the bird. For her it is a form of escape, the idea of flying above the toils of every day life. Several times the narrator talks of feeding birds crumbs.


If you want to really know Charlotte Bronte and her mystic love nature, you may like taking a journey to Haworth Village and Bronte Country via a magical steam railway trip. 

Haworth village is situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Bronte sisters, known as Bronte country.







ParsonageThe world of Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is brought to life in the famous village of Haworth. This picturesque village was once home to the literary greats the Bronte’s and their home is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum.







BronteWayThe rugged, beautiful countryside of Bronte Country is just waiting to be explored. You will see Bronte Country’s past in the landscape; former mills, weavers cottages and packhorse trails now much loved by walkers.


There are lots of walks for all abilities from the Brontë Way to a short walk from Haworth to the moors.

If you prefer to cycle you’ll find lots of cycle routes as well as mountain bike trails. If you’re a horse rider, you’ll be able to follow the routes once trodden by packhorse trains. Follow the Pennine Bridleway , the first long-distance trail designed for riders which passes through Bronte Country.


Take the scenic railway trip to find the magic of Bronte and Bronte Country 

North-Yorkshire-Moors-Railway-2-c-Welcome-to-Yorkshire-715241The best way to explore & visit Haworth and Brontë Country, West Yorkshire, is to travel by steam train on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. For Brontë Country  & Haworth tourist information use our interactive map to see the things to do at each stop as well as information on accommodation, places to eat, events and walking routes. There’s something to do at every stop.


Hollywood Loves Charlotte Bronte too

Hollywood finds Bronte’s imagery and compelling stories magic for the movies. Before you take your journey to Bronte Country, you may want to take time to view Hollywood’s versions of Wuthering Heights and for now here’s a film trailer for the 2011 remake of Jane Eyre.




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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