Walking in the Footsteps of Jane Eyre

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Walking in the Footsteps of Jane Eyre offers the opportunity for writers, photographers and artists to undertake a short literary pilgrimage to the landscapes that inspired Charlotte Brontë, and to participate in a walking arts workshop.


At 11am on Saturday, 10th October 2015, we will meet as a group in front of Haversage Post Office and take a gentle 5 hour walk, with lots of breaks to write and rest in the Derbyshire countryside, where Charlotte Bronte gathered her inspiration to write her classic novel Jane Eyre.

(Please bring waterproofs, a packed lunch, and wear sturdy boots. The walk is fairly gentle, with one moderately steep path up to Stanage Edge.)


There will be the chance to chat with fellow walkers, sharing common ground, socializing and learning from each other as we walk.


At several scenic points along the way, we will stop to write and reflect for a few minutes. We would also love you to take photographs or make sketches.


Within a month of completing the walk, a professionally produced book containing work produced on the day will be published. Your copy of the book will be included in the cost of the walk, but additional copies will be able to be ordered from (Link to blurb website needed!)


Anne Grange is a freelance writer and editor living in Sheffield. Anne is a graduate of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, and also of the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University as well as being a qualified teacher. She spends a lot of her time in the Peak District, driving between teaching jobs at Derbyshire County Council, and enjoying walks and trips to bookshops in her spare time. The local landscapes are a source of inspiration for Anne’s fiction and poetry. She is the author of Young Adult novel Outside Inside. Find out more at

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John Lewis is a blogger and community publisher based in Sheffield. He primarily writes about walking and managing good mental health. He has worked in partnership with The Rivers Movement and Pontefract Press in publishing books.



north leesWe will meet outside Haversage Post Office at 11.00am on Saturday, 10th October 2015.  We aim return to The Scotsman Pack in Haversage at 4.00pm.  We will follow the route outlined in The Peak Experience, Jane Eyre Trail.



haversageAt North Lees Hall, Stannage Edge, Carthead Rocks and Hathersage Church, we will stop to write. After the walk, the writing will be collected and a good quality paperback book of the walk will be delivered to you within the month.

The total cost of this workshop is £25. This includes the day walk and one copy of the book.

If you wish to book a place or have any further questions please telephone Anne or John on 07815966784 or email zedeyepee@gmail.com




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