Ponden Kirk is a rocky outcrop overlooking the head of
near the village of
The location was known to the
and is believed that Ponden Kirk served as the inspiration for Penistone Crag in Emily Bronte's
A cleft in the rock can be clambered through, and some maintain that this may be the "Fairy Cave" as referred to in the novel.
[N.B. Another possible candidate for the inspiration of the "Fairy Cave" is
being an actual cave (rather than just a hole in a rock) this might seem a more plausible contender..]
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