Walthew House is an independent local charity, supporting people in Stockport who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have dual sensory loss.
Stockport Radio Society moved its headquarters to Walthew House in April 2009 from its previous base in Bramhall, on the edge of the borough. The society now holds all its regular meetings, training course and July rally at the venue which is located in Shaw Heath, close to the centre of the town, local and national public transport and major road networks.
Walthew House is close to the centre of Stockport and is easily accessible by public transport.
Rail – Stockport’s Edgeley main line station is a short 10 minute walk away. The station is on a branch of the West Coast Main Line to Manchester Piccadilly and is served by services to/from all parts of the country.
Bus – Stagecoach GM bus routes 309 & 310 (Stockport – Cheadle/Adswood circular) and 313 (Stockport – Manchester Airport via Adswood, Cheadle Hulme and Heald Green) have stops outside Walthew House.
The main A6 trunk route is a 5 minute walk away and bus routes from further a field including Manchester, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Buxton all stop within easy reach of the venue. Bus routes to/from Altrincham, Wythenshawe, Gatley, Cheadle and Stockport also stop enroute through Edgeley which is close by and a short walk away.
If you intend to visit Walthew House by public transport, we recommend consulting the “Transport for Greater Manchester” website, where details and times of local services can be found.
Arriving from the west by M56, then M60 and north around the west side of Manchester by the M60 – leave M60 at Junction 2, which is signposted Cheadle A560, At the roundabout, known locally as Roscoe’s roundabout, follow A560 towards Stockport passing through a pedestrian crossing, then a Tesco Express on the right hand side. At the next set of traffic lights, the Farmers Arms public house is opposite, turn right into Edgeley Road (B5465). Passing Cheadle Heath Primary school on the right hand side you will shortly arrive at a roundabout with a Morrisons superstore on the left hand side.
Continue across the roundabout, then a railway bridge and through a pedestrian crossing, with the Railway Social Club on the right hand side. Edgeley Road (B5465) then bears left at a set of traffic lights and begins to climb passing the Wycliffe Villa Hotel on the left hand side then Alexandra Park on the right hand side as the climb levels out.
After the park, Edgeley Library is on the right hand side. Continue through the traffic lights the road then becomes Mercian Way as it bears right through a pedestrian crossing. Stockport County’s Edgeley Park stadium is visible on the right hand side as is a row of terraced houses and a car repair business. At the next set of traffic lights turn right, cross the railway bridge to a “T junction” controlled by another set of lights.
Turn right then continue straight ahead passing on the left an NHS Unit then a second hand furniture store. Ensure at the traffic lights you are in the right hand lane as shortly after passing through Harry Bates Bathrooms store is visible on the right hand side with Walthew House next door.