White House Farm is ideally situated if you are walking the Pennine Way. PW walkers often stop overnight after walking from Hebden Bridge with their next stop being Malham.We are halfway between Stanbury and Lothersdale.
Approach from the South
If you are walking in the more usual northerly direction, when you arrive at Cowling village and cross the main A6068, White House Farm is just 15 to 20 minutes’ walk away.
Continue on the PW passing the hamlet of Middleton to Gill Lane. After 200 yards you reach a short row of 3 cottages on the left called Starmire and a farm on the right. The PW then bears right downhill on Shop Lane for 50 yards to cross a small bridge. The PW then bears 50 yards left along a short tarmac driveway beside the river bank towards Higher Gill Bottom, a modern bungalow.
Continue on the PW uphill through 3 fields until you reach a stile & a padlocked gate between 2 holly bushes. Leave the PW here and turn left along a farm track, passing a ruined building on your right, marked as Stubbings on the OS map. Continue forward over the stile beside a gate, down a bank & then go right through the gateway. Cross two fields to Westfield Farm and Barn.
The path passes through the forecourt of Westfield Farm and then becomes a well used vehicle access track. White House Farm is 75 yards on the left.
Alternatively if you prefer to walk on the road, when you reach Starmire, bear left uphill and follwow the road for half a mile until you reach the top of our farm track.
Approach from the North
Follow the PW mostly uphill from Lothersdale to Cowling Hill Lane. Cross the road and follow the PW downhill. After 1/4 mile you will pass a derelict farm at High Stubbins. Walk downhill through the next field to a padlocked gate and a stile between two holly bushes.
Leave the PW here and turn right along a farm track, passing a ruined building on your right, marked as Stubbings on the OS map. Continue straight ahead over the stile beside a gate, then down a bank & across two fields to Westfield Farm and Barn.
The path passes through the forecourt of Westfield Farm and then becomes a well-used vehicle access track. White House Farm is 75 yards on the left.
Approach by car.
Use our postcode, BD22 0LY. Our access track is narrow, some of it is rough and bumpy. Please drive slowly and look out for other users and pedestrians, including children, chickens and animals.