Walshaw Lodge makes an ideal base for exploring this immensely rich and powerful landscape that inspired Emily Brontë’s remarkable novel Wuthering Heights. Indeed one of the great local walks takes guests from Walshaw’s front door, out over the Pennine moors, past the Brontë Falls to Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse said to be the inspiration for the legendary story.
Around Walshaw Lodge there is enough walking to explore that even after several visits you will still be discovering new walks. The surrounding terrain is so varied that you have a great breadth of different experiences right on your doorstep. From the magical beauty of Hardcastle Crags, “Little Switzerland”, to the broad and hauntingly beautiful Pennine moors. There is so much to explore. More information on great local walks can be found on our Walking activity page.
Hebden Bridge is itself one of the first Walkers are Welcome towns in the UK and is ideally suited to welcome your group for a walking holiday.
Britain’s first and best known National Trail, the Pennine Way, passes right by the lodge.
The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile (80 km) circular route around the Calder Valley, skirts the town. It is one of the most popular local routes either for walking in chunks or as a more serious two day hike.
Luxury Walking Holiday Includes
- Luxury accommodation exclusively for your walking party
- Plenty of storage facilities for walking boots, jackets, bags and other equipment
- We can arrange a local guide if you would prefer a guided walking experience
- Situated right on the Pennine Way and Hardcastle Crags, there is so much to explore from the doorstep
- We can arrange a minibus to transport your group to walking drop-offs further afield
- Nowhere better to return to after a long day’s walking!
For more information on great local walks, please have a look at our ‘Great Local Walks‘ page.
“Words cannot express how wonderful the week at the Lodge was for the Morag Walks guests. Everyone loved it and are going back to the US and Canada to rave about the lodge, Hebden Bridge the walks etc. I must also say that Malcolm and Kath went beyond the call of duty and were most helpful, all of which was very much appreciated. I think the lodge is ideally situated to be the centre for walking holidays.”
Susan Butterfield, Morag Walks, April 2011