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

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Guided walk: dawn chorus

Sun 27 May 2018
Set your alarm clocks and join our local bird expert on an unmissable 4 mile walk to witness nature waking up.

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

Tue 29 May 2018
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and build your very own den this spring.

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 30 May 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.

Pond Dipping - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Wed 30 May 2018
Step outdoors and discover a fascinating underwater world this spring.

Build a mini raft - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Thu 31 May 2018
Test your mini raft building skills this Spring when you join in with our raft building activities.

Wild art - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Fri 01 Jun 2018
Step outdoors to create some wild art this Easter holiday.
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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.

Hardcastle Crags

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