Hardcastle Crags

Gibson Mill at the heart of Hardcastle Crags in Autumn
Come and kick through the leaves at Hardcastle Crags this Autumn. National Trust / Sarah Mason Photography

Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart

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Things to see and do

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What's on 

Gibson Mill seen through trees in Autumn at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

What's On 

Changing with the seasons, no two visits are ever the same at Hardcastle Crags. We have events and activities throughout the year to make your visit even more memorable.

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Eating and shopping

Visitors in the Weaving Shed Cafe at Hardcastle Crags
Visitors in the Weaving Shed Cafe at Hardcastle Crags National Trust / John Millar

Tempting treats 

At Gibson Mill you’ll find our Weaving Shed Café, serving delicious ethical and locally produced food. You can buy the perfect gift or memento in our shop there too.

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A close up of a Northern Hairy Wood Ant at Hardcastle Crags
A Northern Hairy Wood Ant at Hardcastle Crags National Trust / John Millar

Unearth the wildlife 

Spot the skylark, twite and meadow pipit that fly above our hay meadow and the great woodrush, bilberry and bluebell that flower in our woodlands.

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Family pond dipping with Gibson Mill behind them
You can try pond dipping at Gibson Mill to see what lives in the water National Trust Images / John Millar

A new way to learn 

From enjoying a guided Tour of Gibson Mill to learning about habitats by pond dipping or going on a minibeast hunt there are a variety of ways to learn at our special place.

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Places to stay

 The Lodge and surrounding gardens
The Lodge is at the entrance to Hardcastle Crags National Trust / Mike Henton

Holiday with us 

Holiday in Widdop Gate Barn at the edge of a hayfield with views over the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags or relax in the Victorian Lodge surrounded by enchanting Pennine countryside.