Hardcastle Crags

Path through woodland, covered with Blubells

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

Himalayan Balsam Bashing Drop in Days.

Tue 19 Jun 2018
The rangers at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand.

Guided walk: Top o' Stairs and the Bronte Moors

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Follow in the footsteps of the Bronte sisters on this challenging 11 mile walk.

Guided walk: Widdop amble

Sat 21 Jul 2018
We'll be taking the walkers bus to Widdop to explore the upper reaches of the valley and dropping back down via the network of valley paths on this 6 mile amble.

Ranger Day

Sun 29 Jul 2018
Would you like to learn how our rangers keep this woodland a special place to visit? Come along to the Ranger Day to meet the team and find out more.

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 01 Aug 2018
Family volunteering is a chance for families and friends of all ages to spend time together learning new skills in the fresh air. We'll work together come rain or shine to help keep the woodland healthy and beautiful.

Guided walk: Stoodley bash

Sat 18 Aug 2018
After a quick walk into Hebden Bridge we'll take the bus to Blacksone Edge to follow good high level paths to be rewarded with far-reaching views over the moors and Greater Manchester on this 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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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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Posing for photographs by the millpond

Say "I do" 

Say "I do" in the former Dancing Hall of our special place. Set in the heart of the valley and surrounded by woodland and history, let us help create a day you'll never forget.

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Places to stay

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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