Monday, June 6, 2011

Feeling the Fernilee Fells

The Fernilee part of the Goyt Valley is rather glorious for: ferns, furs, heather, rhododendrons, the little honeypot shrine, the Errwood Hall remains, the Erwood and Fernilee Resevoirs, curvilinear hills, rugged rock faces and general all round Peak Distict panoramary. The nearest train station to Fernilee is probably Whalley Bridge but we parked just by the Windgather Rocks. It was such scenery which inspired the Brontes!

"I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free; and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed? why does my blood rush into a hell of tumult at a few words? I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills. Open the window again wide: fasten it open!" - Emily Bronte, from Wuthering Heights.

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