Hardcastle Crags

Ice forming beside Hebden Water, Hardcastle Crags

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. Our cafe is currently closed. Toilet facilities are open. We ask all visitors to respect 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

Our work

Explore the woodland at Hardcastle Crags

Working towards a healthier woodland 

Find out what we're doing to look after the trees at Hardcastle Crags, including thinning some areas of the woodland and planting new trees too.

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.

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


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.

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.