Bald Nob is one of the most desolate locations in the whole Clarence Valley, indeed it only makes it into the valley by a km or two. Beyond the ruin a small hill marks the watershed between the easterly flowing rivers and the westerly flowing rivers that eventually merge into the Murray Darling system.You will find the Bald Nob Cobb & Co (Coaching) station on the Gwydir Highway. It has been falling down for a very long time and is a ghostly place with its broken pine trees and rusty roof. It always seems cold and windy when we drive past and I always think of Emily Bronte's dark, passionate and tortured tale.
"pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there, at all times, indeed : one may guess the power of the north wind, blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few, stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun."