in the footsteps of Jane Eyre

A day out with guided walk through Peak District landscapes and the  places that inspired one of the world’s favourite novels

in the footsteps of jane eyre

1-day guided walk

First published in 1847, Jane Eyre has delighted readers ever since. The novel is known and loved across the world. Jane was a new kind of heroine – tender but with underlying strength, wilful, entirely believable, and ultimately successful on her own terms. Jane gives expression to universal ideas that have shaped the modern world. What better way to immerse yourself in this wonderful story than in the beautiful landscapes of England’s Peak District. Find out about the remarkable Charlotte Bronte and her famous sisters, explore the places cast for this breakthrough novel, and discover another side to England.


  • Find the four historic homes that are part of Jane Eyre
  • Climb to Stanage Edge for famous views and scenes from Pride & Prejudice
  • Picnic in the countryside, visit the bluebell woods, walk through the door to nowhere
  • Find remains of ancient Britain – a Roman village, a Norman fort, and tales of Robin Hood
  • Learn about film, literature and history in the beautiful Peak District National Park

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Tour Details

Departure Date

Saturday 16/06/2018


10.35  Hathersage Train Station, S32 1DR


16.30  Hathersage Train Station, S32 1DR

Travel Advice

Hathersage is easy to reach with a direct train from Sheffield or Manchester.


Guided walking tour.


£10 per person, buy 3 tickets the fourth free.


We spend the day on a guided-walk through the countryside, exploring the places visited by Charlotte Bronte that appear in Jane Eyre. We also find film locations from Pride & Prejudice, visit the grave of the famous outlaw Little John (side-kick of Robin Hood), explore the site of a Romano-British village from the time of the Roman Empire (nearly 2000 years ago) and visit the historic church and nearby remains of a Norman castle (around 900 years-old). Above the fields with cows and sheep we find ourselves looking out at the view from Stanage Edge, and explore the breathtaking moors in the English summer – in the manner of the Bronte sisters and their heroines. Bring your own picnic, or you can pick up something for lunch in Hathersage. When we return to Hathersage, you’ll have time to visit the local shops and tea shops.



This is a good opportunity to enjoy a picnic in the English countryside. Bring a picnic or buy one in Hathersage village.

Useful Information

The walk is about 6 miles. We go through lots of different scenery – valley fields, high moorland paths & woodland path.  The walking is easy underfoot with some steep ascents and descents. Pack your waterproof and walking shoes.

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