Millstone Grit, Blackstone Edge: Literary and Heritage Tourism in the South Pennines, England



The South Pennines stretches across the southern end of the Pennines in England, the range of high moorland and millstone-grit outcrops that divides the Peak District of Derbyshire to the south from the Yorkshire Dales to the north. The area is a popular place for walking, for touring and visiting. In this chapter, I explore the ways in which the South Pennines landscape and history has shaped (and has been shaped by) the romantic, literary stereotype of the wild moor, through a discussion of the Brontë sisters and Ted Hughes. I then describe and critique the tourism that has grown up around the Brontës in Haworth, and Ted Hughes in the Calder Valley.


Rugby League Water Board Symbolic Boundary Heritage Tourism Tourist Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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