Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart
Hardcastle Crags is a magical place to explore all year round. During spring, bluebells start to spring into bloom throughout the woodland.
The bluebells spread throughout the woodland, creating a carpet of colour.
Springtime at the Crags
During spring time the woodland is filled with bird song. We have some endangered breeds that visit and our rangers work hard to give them a home.
As the warmer weather returns, see how many butterflies you can spot. Butterflies love the wild flowers at Hardcastle Crags.
As well as spotting wildlife, keep your ears peeled too. Woodpeckers can often be heard throughout the woodland.
Nature is still visiting
Take a stroll through the woods at dawn and you may spot one of our resident roe deer. They appreciate the quiet though.
See you soon!
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