Hardcastle Crags

A family enjoying pond dipping in the mill pond in front at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags

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

Guided walk: Widdop amble - please note route change.

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Meet 9:45 to catch the Bronte bus to Cock Hill. Follow easy tracks overlooking the Aire Valley with a short climb over Top o Stairs followed by a gentle descent down the Crimsworth valley back to Hardcastle Crags.

Forest - Yan Wang Preston

Sat 21 Jul 2018
A breathtakingly beautiful and poignant photography exhibition, Forest is presented as part of the 2018 Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

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.

Den Building - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and build your very own den this summer.

Discover what's in a pond - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Tue 31 Jul 2018
Have a go at pond dipping and see how many amazing creatures you can find!

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.
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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

Hardcastle Crags

Get involved

Survey volunteers looking at a section of hay meadow

Volunteer with us 

Love Hardcastle Crags? Then get involved! Volunteer #OffTheGrid