Walking and running

Algie surveying the frosty view at Hardcastle Crags © Jane Ellison

Algie surveying the frosty view at Hardcastle Crags

Here at Hardcastle Crags there are 400 acres of woodland so there's plenty of space and terrain for walking, running, orienteering, geocaching or beautiful spots to simply rest and take in the view. Try a downloadable walk from the link below or scroll down for running trails.


Running our paths and trails lifts your spirits, whether it's a lung-busting sprint along the Estate track, or a gentler pace along the riverside. Make your own route or download one tried and tested by local runners and their furry companions : Heptonstall Moor Run , Shackleton Moor and Walshaw Run , Crimsworth Dean Run or Blake Dean Run

A change of scenery

If you're looking for a different kind of running challenge why not check out what else is on offer at some of our places around Yorkshire and further afield?