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

Hardcastle Crags

What's on 

Upcoming events

Guided walk: Walshaw and bluebells

Sat 25 May 2019
See the spectacular sea of bluebells at Hardcastle Crags, we guarantee to show you some of the best displays you'll see this spring.

Guided walk: dawn chorus

Sun 26 May 2019
Set your alarm clocks and join our local bird expert on an unmissable 4 mile walk to witness nature waking up.

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

Tue 28 May 2019
Step outdoors and discover a fascinating underwater world this Easter.

Be a ranger for the day - balsam pick

Wed 29 May 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.

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

Thu 30 May 2019
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and build your very own den this spring.

Cook on a campfire - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Fri 31 May 2019
We'll be learning how to light a fire without matches, making popcorn and baking our own campfire bread at this popular activity.
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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