Saturday, 16 April 2011

Scenic Saturday - West Yorkshire

Number 37 in the series.

West Yorkshire is wool country. With sheep grazed on the higher moors and plentiful water running through the valleys - the famous Yorkshire dales - towns such as Leeds, Halifax and Huddersfield grew prosperous on the wool industry. There are literary connections as well: this is Brontë country and the village of Haworth attracts many admirers of their work. More recently, a long-running television comedy, Last of the Summer Wine, was filmed in and around Holmfirth.

The Pennines run down the western side of the county and this week's picture shows the dry stone walls that are typical of the area.

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