Hardcastle Crags

Visitors near a waterfall at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire.

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

Hardcastle Crags

Things to see and do

Not just a walk in the woods

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What's on 

Upcoming events

The Golden Aerialist - an installation and flat sculpture trail.

Fri 19 Jul 2019
The Golden Aerialist is a sculpture trail, installation and photographic exhibition. Especially created for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2019 in partnership with the National Trust.

Hunt for bugs - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Step outdoors this summer and join us in a big hunt for bugs.

Cook on a campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our expert volunteers.

Wild Wednesday's - Ranger for the day.

Wed 24 Jul 2019
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.

Build a Den - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Build yourself a den in the woods and tick off another of your '50 Things'.

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

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Step outdoors to create some wild art this Suumer.
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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

A team of volunteers working together to move a large log

People and nature set to benefit from £2.6 million water project 

In 2015 the Boxing Day floods in West Yorkshire caused devastation. We're working alongside a host of partners to deliver a two year project that will help to protect over 3,000 homes and businesses from future flooding.

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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