The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairy-tale wood.

Discover an indoor forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill. The Grimm Forest is an exhibition of eleven tree sculptures with hand coloured images, inspired by stories collected by the brothers Grimm.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Originally commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall, it was designed and made by artists Steve Gumbley and Jane Revitt. It has exhibited across the UK and a castle in Germany, and now it returns back to its roots.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Gibson Mill sits in the middle of the woods at Hardcastle Crags. There are many variation of walks to get there, please see the property map on the homepage for details.
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm for your woodland adventure and be sure to wear outdoor footwear.
Accessibility
Exhibition is open everyday the mill and cafe is open. Please check these opening times. Disabled parking available by pre-booking only as space is strictly limited.
Other
Please allow 30-40 minutes to walk up past the Mill from our car parks. Entry to the Mill and exhibition is free. Car parking is free to NT to members, charges apply for non-members. Why not ask one of our team about all the benefits of NT membership?

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Hardcastle Crags Estate Office/Gibson Mill
Email
hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01422 841020

Upcoming events

The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairy-tale wood.

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
Discover an indoor forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill. The Grimm Forest is an exhibition of eleven tree sculptures with hand coloured images, inspired by stories collected by the brothers Grimm.

Guided Walk: High Brown Knoll

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-14:00
An opportunity to catch the late Autumn colours as we climb through the majestic beeches of Pecket Well Clough onto wild moorland of High Brown Knoll. Then to Lumb falls and returning down the delightful Crimsworth Valley.

Wild art - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Mon 28 Oct 2019
12:00-15:00
Using the natural resources falling from the trees, create your very own Leaf lantern.

A New Leaf - a woodland walk with storytelling and song, by Brian Acton

Tue 29 Oct 2019
12:30-14:00
One day, a mysterious and beautiful new leaf arrives, but the leaf is not all it appears to be!

Wild Wednesday's - Help the Rangers

Wed 30 Oct 2019
12:00-15:00
The outdoor team at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become rangers for an afternoon and help us give nature a helping hand.

Mini broomstick making - Wild art - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Thu 31 Oct 2019
12:00-15:00
Using the natural resources from the woodland, come along and create your very own mini broomstick.