Wycoller is a beautiful hamlet in Lancashire. It has twelve houses, a craft centre with a wonderful tea room and … three bridges over the tiny beck which runs through it - a packhorse bridge, a cantilever bridge and a clam bridge.
The Brontë siblings occasionally walked the seven miles from Haworth to Wycoller and the ruined Hall was possibly the inspiration for Ferndean Manor, where Jane Eyre is reunited with Mr. Rochester at the end of Charlotte's great novel.
From my study window, I have a clear view of the packhorse bridge and a more distant view of the Manor. Gazing out one day, I imagined Charlotte alone, reflecting on the great themes of her novel and in my short book 'Wycoller's Bridges', make the three bridges the focus for her meditations.