Before this month’s release of the new film version of Charlotte Brontë’s classic Jane Eyre, The Wayfarers had created a seven-day walk through the moors, towns and villages that inspired the Brontë sisters to create Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
In its exclusive Brontë Trail walk, The Wayfarers brings literature fans up close and personal with landmarks well-known from Jane Eyre. Walkers pass by North Lees Hall in Peak National Park, the private manor that inspired Charlotte to create Jane Eyre and which was used in various film adaptations as Thornfield Hall, where Jane works as governess for Mr. Rochester. The private guided tour of Haddon Hall will take on new meaning to movie fans this year, as the 12th-century medieval manor house is cast as Thornfield Hall on-screen in Focus Features’ Jane Eyre, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on March 11th and in additional cities throughout March.
Throughout the week-long program, walkers will discuss the novel and film with experts and also get the inside scoop on anecdotes from the filming of the new movie. The walk is scheduled June 19-25 and August 21-27 and is priced $3,595 per person. To prepare walkers for their upcoming trip, a Pocket Guide to the new Jane Eyre movie is included in the free Wayfarers iPad and iTouch app, available from iTunes.
Nice touch: To completely involve walkers in local culture and customs, guests enjoy accommodations in rustic inns and manor houses and dine in traditional pubs and restaurants. Most Wayfarers’ walks average 8-10 participants. Packages include all accommodations, meals and trail snacks, wine with dinner, entrance fees, guides, van transport for moving luggage and resting walkers, and all taxes and gratuities at hotels and restaurants.
For more information, visit www.thewayfarers.com.