Firstly, a photo from a recent walk in the heather covered hill of the Holmfirth peak district:
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It’s looking good at the moment! The bridge is known as Blackpool bridge and is nestled in a dip between Bradshaw and Good Bent above the village of Holmfirth. Thankfully I’m only a few minutes drive away (in Honley) from the start of the walk that leads to this location.
Now for a non-photo ramble for a change…
If you visit this site regularly, you will know that many of my shots are taken in the Peak District National Park above the village made famous by TV’s long running sitcom (record breaking “world’s longest” no less!), Last Of The Summer Wine. The BBC have now confirmed that there are to be no more episodes made – a sad day for those fans of the light hearted comedy about a group of old fellas larking about.
What of Holmfirth’s future then? Whilst I have no doubt that the repeats will be airing for years to come, sooner or later people will loose interest in Holmfirth for it’s TV fame – but hopefully that will fire the imaginations of those that ‘market’ this gateway to the peak districts. The area is surrounded by walks in this beautiful, natural (although natural might not be the right word since much of the landscape has been shaped by man and sheep) national park and has ample accommodation with bed and breakfasts galore – perfect for walking holidays or just for those who want easy access to some of the best drives in the UK (ever noticed that Top Gear are regular visitors to the region?)
Who knows – perhaps a massive demand will arise for photographic courses and tours 😉