Set off on a linear walking tour following in the footsteps of Yorkshire’s most famous literary siblings, taking you from the Brontës’ birthplace in Thornton village to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. 

As you travel through the stunning Yorkshire landscape, your guide – Brontë Stones Project creator Michael Stewart – will share stories behind the written responses of Carol Ann Duffy, Kate Bush, Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson to the famous literary sisters, which were specially commissioned by Bradford Literature Festival in 2018. 

An eight-mile, five-hour trek, this walking tour passes through narrow styles, slippery surfaces, steps and uneven ground. Appropriate footwear and weather-durable clothing is essential.

Meet at Brontë Bell Chapel (opposite St Michael’s Church), Thornton Village

About The Speaker

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart’s debut novel, King Crow, was the winner of the Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award. Other books: Couples; Café Assassin; Mr Jolly and Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff. Walking the Invisible, a hybrid memoir about the Brontës’ lives and landscapes, will be published by HarperCollins in June 2021. He is also the creator of the Brontë Stones project.