Where Is Walshaw?
Walshaw Lodge is in the heart of Brontë Country, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire – HX7 7AX. We are less than an hour’s drive from both Leeds and Manchester.
As you leave Hebden Bridge, the White Lion public house should be on your left.
Drive up the hill, along the A6033 Keighley Road, past some terraced houses on your left.
After this initial climb, take the second turning off to the left – Midgehole Road. This will be signposted Hardcastle Crags. Make sure you see the signpost to Hardcastle Crags.
Continue along the Midgehole Road until you reach Hardcastle Crags. When you reach Hardcastle Crags, continue up the track, and then follow it round to the right – not straight ahead. There is a sign saying ‘no unauthorised entry’. At this point do NOT continue straight ahead but rather follow the road round to the right. You will pass through the upper car park of Hardcastle Crags. Continue driving up the hill. After a ways, the road will bend sharply to the left. Follow the road round and up the hill.
Soon you will emerge up Shackleton Hill and out of the trees. Continue following this road until you rejoin the main path coming up from the Hardcastle Crags.
As you emerge from the Crags onto Cow Hey Lane (not signposted), follow the road as it bends left. After a short ways you will hit upon a collection of buildings, a farm and a cottage. Walshaw Lodge is the building on the left.
For practical reasons, we are required to limit the number of cars driving up and down Hardcastle Crags. If possible, please leave some cars in the car park at the bottom of the Crags and consolidate your passengers. The maximum number of cars permitted for any one party is four. Many thanks.
The nearest station is Hebden Bridge which has regular links to both Manchester and Leeds.
If you are coming from London the best route is via Leeds.
Walshaw Lodge is conveniently situated for the international airports of Manchester (44 miles away) and Leeds Bradford (26 miles away). If you require assistance with your transfers, please let us know.