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
25 January 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 January 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'One thus gone', eight small inspirations for woodland walking.

Mon 20 Jan 2020
08:00-16:00
‘One thus gone’ is a series of short poems, written specifically for Hardcastle Crags. The poems are designed to guide you on a mindful and contemplative journey along a woodland trail.

The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairy-tale wood.

Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00-15:00
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 - winter tree I.D

Sat 25 Jan 2020
12:00-15:00
Do you know your birch from your beech or an ash from your alder? Join us for a walk with a difference this winter.

Willow weaving sessions - Charcoal Clamp

Sun 16 Feb 2020
10:00-15:30
One day drop in workshop to build a demonstration traditional charcoal clamp in the woodland on the location of an original charcoal burning site.

Willow weaving taster sessions

Sun 23 Feb 2020
11:00-13:00
Willow Fence - learn the skills to help create a 6m section of living willow fence.

Sallows Gig + Guided Walk to Grimm Forest Exhibition at Gibson Mill

Sun 23 Feb 2020
15:30-19:30
We are marking the last day of the Grimm Forrest exhibition, with a Ranger guided walk through the woodland. All topped off with an intimate acoustic gig from fantastic folk band, Sallows in the café.