Hardcastle Crags

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

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do

Hardcastle Crags

What's on 

Upcoming events

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Den Building

Tue 30 May 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors and let the woodland be your playground this May half-term.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Pond Dipping

Wed 31 May 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors and let the woodland be your playground this May half-term.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Cook on a campfire

Thu 01 Jun 2017
12:00-14:00
Step outdoors and let the woodland be your playground this May half-term.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Wild art/journey sticks

Fri 02 Jun 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors and let the woodland be your playground this May half-term.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 04 Jun 2017
04:00-07:30
Get up early for an unmissable natural spectacle at Hardcastle Crags.

Top o' Stairs and the Bronte Moors

Sat 10 Jun 2017
10:00-15:00
Follow in the footsteps of the Bronte sisters on this challenging 10 mile walk.
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Eating and shopping

Visitors in the Weaving Shed Cafe at Hardcastle Crags

Tempting treats 

At Gibson Mill you’ll find our Weaving Shed Café, serving delicious ethical and locally produced food. You can buy the perfect gift or memento in our shop there too.

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Wildlife

A close up photograph of hay meadow at Hardcastle Crags, showing red clover, sheep's sorrel and common bird's-foot-trefoil

Unearth the wildlife 

Spot the skylark, twite and meadow pipit that fly above our hay meadow and the great woodrush, bilberry and bluebell that flower in our woodlands.

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Learning

Family pond dipping with Gibson Mill behind them

A new way to learn 

From enjoying a guided Tour of Gibson Mill to learning about habitats by pond dipping or going on a minibeast hunt there are a variety of ways to learn at our special place.

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Weddings

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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.

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Get involved

Survey volunteers looking at a section of hay meadow

Volunteer with us 

Love Hardcastle Crags? Then get involved! Volunteer #OffTheGrid