Hardcastle Crags

Sunlight shining on the bluebells at Hardcastle Crags

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

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Eating and shopping

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

The Weaving Shed Cafe

The Weaving Shed cafe is open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm, 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. There is outdoor seating available around Gibson Mill and on Lady Royd field, up the hill towards the footpath to The Crags. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The second hand bookshop at Hardcastle Crags

The second hand bookshop

Our new second hand bookshop is open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm. Whether you're a fan of sci-fi, looking for a new book on nature or searching for an exciting children's adventure story, the shop is packed with a great selection of second hand books for you to browse and enjoy. All of the funds raised from the second hand bookshop will go back into conservation, helping us to care for this amazing place. By picking up a new page-turner, you're helping look after Hardcastle Crags for generations.

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Our work

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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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A couple infront of Gibson Mill during their wedding at Hardcastle Crags

Say "I do" at Hardcastle Crags  

Planning your special day? Gibson Mill is a unique and versatile space, set in 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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