Scotland 2017 - Day 23

Keighley Moor, Haworth, and Froggatt Edge


Our final day. From Hawes we drove south across more of the Yorkshire dales to Keighley and Haworth - home of the Bronte Museum. We reached Haworth without problem, but in the middle of the village, which is small and with narrow, steep streets the road to the only carpark was being dug up. We had to take the steep narrow street through the middle of the village. It was crowded with people and cars going up and down.There was no room to pass in some places. But we reached the car park, paid our £3 to park and visited the museum.


From Hawes we drove southwest across the moor on the B6255 to the Ribblehead Viaduct. There were already plenty of cars parked there, and as the shy was heavily overcast we decided to drive on. We turned southeast on the B6479, through Horton in Ribbledale and Settle to join the A65. This took us south to the A629 and to Keighley. We then followed the signs to Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

Ribblehead viaduct.
The viaduct across the moor.
Carpark at the viaduct.
Farm on the hill at the B6255/B6479 junction.
The start of the B6479
Approaching Settle.
The Royal Oak in Settle.
A glimpse of Keighley.
Negotiating Main Street in Haworth.
The Bronte Parsonage Museum.

The High Peak to Froggatt

It takes concentration and a good GPS to navigate the tangle of roads around Bradford, Manchester and Birmingham, but we succeeded and eventually reached Glossop, on the edge of the High Peak. From here it is an easy drive over Snake Pass, down to the Lady Bower Reservoir and on to Froggatt Village. But once again we were thwarted - a small sign as we neared Glossop told that Snake Pass was closed and a detour through Sheffield was available. Sheffield is a long way in the wrong direction, so we decided to have coffee and look at the map. Parking was at a premium in Glossop but we found one and went to pay - £3 was our expectation. Technology has reached Glossop: none of this old fashioned coins business, payment ONLY by credit card or phone, so long as you rang the call centre and registered first. Not wishing to waste that amount of time we drove off - Glossop missed out on our spending in the town. So after a drive over the high Peak we arived at the Chequers Inn at Froggatt and our final night.

Entering Froggatt Lane
The famous bridge over the Derwent River.
Chequers Inn at Froggatt Edge
Our room for the night.


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