Location – Walthew House Stockport

Walthew House – 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6Q

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 town.  The society now centres it’s activities at the Shaw Heath venue which is close to local and national public transport and major road networks.

Public Transport

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.

We would recommend consulting the National Rail enquiries website and that of Transport for Greater Manchester for fuller details of train services serving Stockport (Edgeley) Station.

https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

https://tfgm.com/

Bus – The area of Shaw Heath is served directly from the centre of Stockport. Presently services are operated by Stagecoach Manchester whose route 313 currently stops immediately outside Walthew House in both directions, both to and from Stockport. The route also serves Manchester Airport for anyone visiting us from further afield.

The main A6 trunk route is a 5 minute walk away and bus routes from further afield 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 bus section of the Transport for Greater Manchester website, where details and times of local services can be found.

https://tfgm.com/

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/manchester

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/ZoneMaps/Manchester/210411_Stockport%20Network%20Map.pdf

Arriving by Car – Walthew House is in the district of Shaw Heath and not far from Stockport Couty’s Edgeley Park ground. For those using “SatNav” the post code is SK2 6QS, however, please be mindful that this post code covers a very long road. Walthew House is at the northerly end of Shaw Heath with a local landmark being “Harry Bates Bathroom Centre”.

Please be aware that following recent construction in the area car parking is limited and we would advise caution when using “on street parking”. Please take note of any parking notices in the chosen area. 

From the A6:

  • At Stockport Town Hall, turn into Greek Street. Stockport Art Gallery is on one corner whilst the Nelson public house is on the other.
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit (B5465) keeping the Armoury Public House on the left .
  • Proceed through two sets of traffic lights and at the third bear right.
  • Harry Bates Bathroom Centre is on the right hand side.
  • Just after Harry Bates, turn right into Holmes Street and Walthew House is just on the left.
  • There is a car park to the rear of the building.

From the M60 motorway (West) :

  • Exit at junction 1.
  • Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout (A5145).
  • Follow down towards the viaduct ensuring you are in the right hand lane.
  • Passing the ambulance station on the right hand side, at traffic lights turn right under M60.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit onto King Street West.
  • Passing the Stagecoach bus garage on the left and Comfortable Gill Public House on the right proceed up the hill passing Ironsides on the left.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit (B5465) onto Shaw Heath keeping the Armoury Public House on the left.
  • Passing “Our Lady and the Apostles” church and derelict St Thomas’s hospital proceed through two sets of traffic lights.
  • Passing the Stockport Dialysis Unit on the left and at the next set of lights bear right.
  • Harry Bates Bathroom Centre is on the right hand side.
  • Just after Harry Bates, turn right into Holmes Street and Walthew House is just on the left.
  • There is a car park to the rear of the building.

Updated April 21 N Roscoe G0RXA

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