If you would like to visit our shop, we are open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Please note, our shop will be closed for staff holidays from Tuesday 31 August and re-open Tuesday 28 September.
We are situated in the pretty semi-rural village of Walton, south of Wakefield city centre, and we are easy to visit by car, train, bus, cycle or a lovely walk. There are plenty of places of interest near us, to make a day of it, but we can’t imagine anything more interesting than our book shop!
By Car: Just a ten minute drive from the M1 and around 15/20 minutes from the A1. We have a small, free car park for customers adjacent to our shop.
By Train: From Sandal Agbrigg Railway Station, follow the Sandal Curves Footpath, which is also part of the Trans Pennine Trail. The footpath ends at a small community garden, cross the road and you’re here!
By Bus: Regular bus services from Wakefield Bus Station, with a stop just a short stroll from our shop. Turn left down Oakenshaw Lane from the bus stop, towards the railway bridge, and we are just under the bridge. You’ll see the sign.
Cycle and by foot: We welcome cyclists, walkers, and dog walkers, and we are just minutes away from the Trans Pennine Trail/Sandal Curves Footpath so we are a handy stop-off point for a book-browsing-breather, and refreshments.
Round and About
The beautiful Walton Colliery Nature Park is just round the corner from our shop – a ten minute walk. At any time of year this is a place of peace and tranquillity and a wildlife haven, with several lakes, ponds, part of the former Barnsley Canal and well laid footpaths.
The Waterton Park Hotel and Haw Park Woods – The hotel is the former home of Charles Waterton, famous globally ( check The Waterton Lakes in Canada) for his pioneering conservation work. His home here in Walton became the world’s first nature reserve. Haw Park Woods were part of his former estate. Walks galore and refreshments available at The Waterton Park Hotel, or the popular New Inn Pub at Shay Lane. Just a ten minute drive from our shop or a 20/30 minute walk.
The Hepworth Wakefield – The award winning contemporary art gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year, and its garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, is also very much worth a visit.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Established in the early eighties on the site of the former Bretton Hall College, YSP is now an international cultural destination and just a 20 minute drive from our shop. A fascinating day out for families, culture buffs, and dog walkers, is guaranteed!