Guided walk - winter tree I.D

Do you know your birch from your beech or an ash from your alder? Join us for a walk with a difference this winter.

  • Booking essential

Take a walk with our ranger to explore the woodland and learning the art of identifying trees without their leaves.

If the weather's cold enough we may be lucky enough to spot a rare frost flower too.


Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the Midgehole Road car park. Free parking for National Trust members, otherwise a £5 charge will apply.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing.
The walk will follow uneven paths unsuitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Nearest toilets are 30-40 minutes walk from the car park.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 January 2020 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Hardcastle Crags Estate Office/Gibson Mill
Call 01422 841020

Upcoming events

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

Sun 19 Jan 2020
‘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.

Sun 19 Jan 2020
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
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
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
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
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.