I followed one of the paths going out from Haworth in direction of Oxenhope – it was quite the spontaneous choice or better said, I wanted to do a quick visit to the supermarket and combine it with a walk there.
Between Haworth and Oxenhope lies the Penistone Hill Country Park – a beautiful open space moorland with views wide into the valley.
Penistone Hill also served as the location for the “Bronte Personage” and actually Haworth for the BBC-production “To Walk Invisible”, a movie about the Bronte family. During the time of the Brontes, there wouldn´t have been any trees around the personage or the cemetery like there are today, so the movie set had to be rebuilt in the moorlands.
it is believed that Penistone Hill derives its name from the gambling game Gamepenny Stone. It is known that men would gather on Penistone Hill to gamble over this game as the quarries afforded the opportunity to gather together easily. Partaking in the game often involved being brought in front of the local magistrates for playing on the local highway or even for playing on a Sunday. (wikipedia)
Sandstone was formerly quarried in the moorland and the quarries are still quite visible.