Things To Do
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In the surrounding area…There’s certainly no shortage of things to do during your stay at Westfield Lodge. There are plenty of fantastic walks right on the doorstep, including to Wuthering Heights, the Brontë Falls, and locations from ‘The Railway Children’. The nearby villages have plenty to offer, including the chance to take a steam-train ride on the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. And if you want to venture further afield, there’s a wealth of heritage, cultural and leisure activities on offer.
Eating and drinkingYou’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to eating and drinking. There are cafés and tea rooms, cosy pubs, restaurants offering fine dining, and some excellent curry houses and many take dogs. And if you’re looking for traditional fish & chips, or fancy a takeway, you won’t be disappointed.
Shopping for essentialsThe nearby villages of Haworth and Oxenhope both have mini-markets, while there are larger superstores in Keighley and other nearby towns. And we keep a small stock of essentials for you to buy if you’re stuck for any basic items including a small selection of books and DVDs for you to borrow.
Walks from Westfield LodgeAs well as a range of delightful short walks that are right on the doorstep, there are plenty of longer walks in the surrounding area for you to enjoy. You can pick up maps and instructions from Westfield Lodge, but here’s just a taste of what’s available.
The Worth Way
Victorian ginnels, a steep climb, stunning views, and moors and valleys all feature in this 11-mile circular walk (5½ miles if you prefer to do the second half by bus or train).
Woodland Wildlife Walk – Hardcastle Crags
Enjoy this lovely 3-mile walk through the wooded river valley to the National Trust’s Gibson Mill.
Crags and Railway Walks – Hardcastle Crags
These two woodland walks both offer dramatic views and the chance to visit Gibson Mill.
Thornton Moor Reservoir
Starting from Ogden Water, this walk of 5¼ miles includes plenty of open countryside and impressive panoramas.
Haworth to Hebden Bridge
This 8-mile route passes Westfield Lodge, so it really is on your doorstep! Ideal for walking or cycling.
If you fancy something a little different, a Ghost Walk might be just what you’re looking for.