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Ted Hughes Country (unique tour with a Penguin Classics editor, Ed Glinert)

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Mytholmroyd Station

6 Dale View

Mytholmroyd

West Yorkshire

HX7 5DU

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We recall the poetry of the controversial 1980s/1990s poet laureate with this guided tour of his West Yorkshire haunts.

The tour starts at Mytholmroyd station so that we can visit Ted’s birthplace, and the sights and sites of his childhood. After a half an hour or so in Mytholmroyd we head along the canal to Hebden Bridge and the Stubbing Wharf pub, commemorated (and condemned) in verse.

After a quick break (bring some food!) at the excelllent hostelry we’re off into the hills to find Lumb Bank, home of the Arvon Centre, an 18th Century mill-owner’s property where Ted lived and which is now a writer's retreat.

At that stage we’ll be in the absolute middle of nowhere but we will still need to get to Heptonstall to see Sylvia Plath’s grave. There are two routes. One is mundane by narrow road. The other is a precarious cliff-top trek from which we can see at the bottom the skeletons of previous fellow walkers who didn’t make it.

Only joking!

Heptonstall is an extraordinary adjacent hilltop village trapped in time. About 1718. Ruined by getting electricity yesterday. Here are the graves of the notorious coin clippers and the feted Sylvia Plath who Hughes drove to suicide.

What a tour!

Logistics: Wear boots. There is some tough walking here.

Heptonstall
• We also run a “Yorkshire of Yore” coach tour, during which we visit Haworth, Homfirth, Halifax (the glorious Piece Hall), Heptonstall and of course Hebden Bridge.


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6 Dale View

Mytholmroyd

West Yorkshire

HX7 5DU

United Kingdom

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