"So often we spend so much money travelling thousands of miles to see beautiful sites when we have an abundance of beautiful places on our own doorstep to see in wonderful Yorkshire. The flowers to be found in the highlands of the eastern hemishere may be rarer and more exotic, but do they smell any better than the wild heather on Halifax moorland or look as fetching to Nature's eye?
Whatever other places outside Yorkshire has to offer the happy rambler, I doubt they are as accessible than can be found within a twenty mile radius of Haworth. Who could possibly doubt that the views we offer in Yorkshire can ever be beaten whatever the weather or the season? Allgäu in southern Germany may well be regarded by many as the gateway to the Alps, but can anyone doubt Haworth in West Yorkshire with its easy access to the Dales, the Lakes, the Pennines and surrounding moorlands is any less than the gateway to God's country?
So hurry on summer, for we have waited far too long to taste thy wild and wonderous walks across Yorkshire and its countryside. All hail and hearty ramblers from Haworth Heath await your coming." William Forde: June 7th, 2014.