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

Tree Climbing Challenge

Fri 28 Jul 2017
10:00-11:00
Have you ever climbed a tree? Would you like to try something new? This year we will be offering a one hour tree climbing experience run in partnership with The Great Big Tree Climbing Co. Dare you take the challenge?

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

Mon 31 Jul 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and build your very own den this summer.

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

Tue 01 Aug 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and discover a fascinating underwater world this summer.

Be a ranger - family volunteering

Wed 02 Aug 2017
11:00-14:00
The outdoor team at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become rangers for an afternoon and help us give nature a helping hand.

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

Wed 02 Aug 2017
12:00-15:00
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and enjoy creating some wild art this summer.

Map and Compass - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Thu 03 Aug 2017
12:00-15:00
Explore the ancient woodland at Hardcastle Crags the traditional way - using a map and compass.
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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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Learning

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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Weddings

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