Hardcastle Crags

Ice forming beside Hebden Water, Hardcastle Crags

Important notice -

Please note, our lower car park at Midgehole Road will be closed on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th December to make room for our Christmas Tree sales. The Weaving Shed Cafe is open for takeaways Wednesday to Sunday. Toilet facilities are also open.

A spectacular wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do


Autumn at Hardcastle Crags

Step into a world of colour at Hardcastle Crags this autumn. Here's a sneak peak of the changing autumn leaves and beautiful views in late October and early November.

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Scones on a counter next to flowers on the café at Hardcastle Crags

Grab a bite to eat

The Weaving Shed Cafe is open, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, light snacks and yummy cakes. We’ve introduced new safety measures, including screens at our till and collection points and waymarked routes, and we’ll also only be accepting card payments. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Our work

Build a den in the woodland

Looking after Hardcastle Crags 

Every time you buy a coffee or pay for car parking, you're helping us look after Hardcastle Crags. Find out how we care for this special place.

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Gibson Mill with the mill pond overflowing

History at Hardcastle Crags 

Find out more about the history of Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill.

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Bride and groom showered in confetti

Say "I do" 

Planning your special day? Gibson Mill is at the heart of a romantic West Yorkshire woodland. Let our team help you to create a day you'll never forget.

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Places to stay