Hardcastle Crags

Ice forming beside Hebden Water, Hardcastle Crags

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

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do

Hardcastle Crags

What's on 

Upcoming events

Build a Den - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Mon 15 Feb 2016
Build yourself a den in the woods and tick off another of your '50 Things'.

Cook on a campfire - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Tue 16 Feb 2016
Learn how to dig a fire pit and light a fire without matches, then have a go at popcorn making or even try baking your own campfire bread!

Half-term Crafts - Dragonflies

Fri 19 Feb 2016
Drop in to the Nature Room at Gibson Mill for this hands-on crafty session!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Solve the clues and claim your yummy Cadbury chocolate prize!
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Eating and shopping

Visitors in the Weaving Shed Cafe at Hardcastle Crags

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

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

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.

Hardcastle Crags


Hardcastle Crags

Places to stay

 The Lodge and surrounding gardens

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.