Hardcastle Crags

Blue skies over Gibson Mill, with a reflection in the mill pond

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. If the car park is full, please come back another time. The cafe is open 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.

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

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do

Hardcastle Crags

Eating and shopping

Hardcastle Crags

Our work

Hardcastle Crags


Gibson Mill with the mill pond overflowing

History at Hardcastle Crags 

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

Hardcastle Crags

Get involved

A welcome volunteer speaking to visitors at Hardcastle Crags

Volunteering at Hardcastle Crags  

Start your volunteering journey with the National Trust and discover how you can help us to care for Hardcastle Crags now, and for future generations. Find out more here.

Hardcastle Crags


Hardcastle Crags

Places to stay

 The Lodge and surrounding gardens

Holiday with us 

Holiday in Widdop Gate Barn at the edge of a hayfield with views over the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags or relax in the Victorian Lodge surrounded by enchanting Pennine countryside.