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Whether you seek the adventure of our outdoor spaces, the tranquility of our gardens or the history and culture of our places, our podcasts offer you a new way to experience the wonders of the National Trust.

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Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags in run entirely of the grid

Going off grid 

Gibson Mill, which is at the heart of Hardcastle Crags, was one of the UK’s first mills to power the Industrial Revolution. Fast forward 200 years and it now stands as the first renewable place in our care that’s run completely off the grid. This episode reveals that this journey has been far from easy. Power shortages affect the availability of food and drinks and the worm toilets took some getting used to. Despite these challenges Gibson Mill has won several sustainability awards and inspired many other National Trust places on their journey to a low-carbon future.

50% renewable: Going off grid

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