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Heptonstall - Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Ramblings, Literary Walks Episode 1 of 6

27 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 May 2011

Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme, beginning in Heptonstall, the childhood home of poet Ted Hughes, and the burial place of his wife, Sylvia Plath. The rugged landscape influenced not only their work but many other poets. Clare joins John Billingsley a keen rambler and Hughes enthusiast, as well as other writers and walkers to experience the harsh beauty of Bronte Country.

  • Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge

  • The group

    The group

  • Bluebells


  • Sylvia Plath's Grave

    Sylvia Plath's Grave


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