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We are situated in beautiful Lancashire countryside close to Clitheroe, within easy reach of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Waddow Hall Activity Centre
Waddington Road

By car

Take the A59 to Clitheroe, then the B6478 Waddington Road. Waddow is first left after crossing the River Ribble, approximately 1.5 miles from Clitheroe Town.

For sat navs – our postcode is BB7 3LD.

Important Information: When using sat nav you will be taken to the back gate of Waddow Hall. No access can be given via this gate. To find the main entrance keep following the road bringing you in to the back of Waddington. Take the first right and follow the road. Take the second right. Follow the road out of Waddington and about a mile from Waddington Waddow Hall is on the right-hand side.

By train

There is a direct link from Manchester to Clitheroe. From Preston change at Blackburn for Clitheroe.

By National Express coach

From Blackburn buses leave outside the railway station and take 45 minutes to Clitheroe. From Manchester, Chorlton Street Bus Station, the journey takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. Please note bridge height restriction of 3.5m Waddington Road. – see below.

By air

To Manchester, Liverpool (John Lennon) or Blackpool and then train to Clitheroe (via Preston and Blackburn) and taxi to the Hall.

Waddow grid reference: OS103 SD 734 427

Vehicles over 3.5m

The route following Waddington Road from Clitheroe town centre goes under a bridge with a 3.5m height restriction. For groups in high coaches keep on the A59 towards Skipton and take the Sawley turn off. Then follow the signs from Sawley to Grindleton to West Bradford to Waddington. At Waddington turn left towards Clitheroe. Waddow Hall is on your right-hand side about a mile from the village of Waddington.

Waddow Hall shop

We have a shop located on site selling a variety of Guiding uniform, resources, badges and souvenirs.

The opening hours of the shop are:

Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday : 11am – 1pm

Things to do and see nearby

  • Culture festivals in the areas such as Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, Clitheroe Food Festival, Pendle Walking Festival, Cloudspotting Festival, Beat Herder Festival, Ribble Valley Scooter Rally and Royal Lancashire show.
  • Places to visit for shopping & eating out – Clitheroe, Longridge, Whalley.
  • Walking venues include Hodder Valley, Forest of Bowland OANB, close to Yorkshire dales and venues such as Gisburn Forest, Malham Cove, Pendle Hill, Stocks Reservoir, Tolkien Trail.
  • Places of heritage and interest such as Sawley Abbey, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe Castle, Whalley Abbey, Ribchester Roman Museum and Browsholme Hall.
  • Picturesque villages to discover such as Downham, Bolton by Bowland, Chipping, Dunsop Bridge (centre of the UK), Hurst Green, Sabden, Sawley and Waddington.
  • Explore the Lancashire cycleway – the northern loop encompasses the Forest of Bowland, Blackpool, Lancaster and Arnside & Silverdale. The southern loop includes Pendle, Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley and West Lancashire areas.