Hardcastle Crags

A reflection of Gibson mill in the mill pond, on a wintery day

Important notice -

** Weekends in January 2019** We will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and cakes from the Ice Cream Parlour and seating will be available in the mill but due to essential maintenance the café space will be unfortunately closed.

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

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do

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What's on 

Upcoming events

February half term - wild art

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Wrap up warm and step outdoors to create some wild art this February half term.

February half term - make a bird feeder

Tue 19 Feb 2019
There's no need to stay indoors this February half term. When you join us to make a recycled bird feeder you can give nature a helping hand this winter.

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 20 Feb 2019
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.

February half term - cook on a campfire

Thu 21 Feb 2019
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our expert volunteer.

February half term - wild art

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Wrap up warm and step outdoors to create some wild art this February half term.

Guided Walk: Levada walk

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Join us on this guided walk this spring.
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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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Our work

View with crag across the valley at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Working towards a healthier woodland at Hardcastle Crags

Find out more about the work we're doing at Hardcastle Crags

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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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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