Eating and Shopping at Hardcastle Crags

Warm up in the Weaving Shed cafe

We offer a range of tempting, seasonal and locally sourced, treats in both our shop and café and with all profits going back into the conservation of our special place, your spend can be guilt free too.

The Weaving Shed Café

At Gibson Mill you’ll find our Weaving Shed Café, just a 25 minute walk from our Midgehole Road car parks, or 15 minutes from Clough Hole car park. The room itself was originally built to be a weaving shed and it was used as a roller-rink during the entertainment emporium years of Hardcastle Crags.
Gibson Mill is entirely #OffTheGrid and all the power needed to run everything in the building is generated on site. If the river is low or it's cloudy we can't always generate enough electricity to power all the equipment you might find in other cafes - that's why we have a limited menu and sometimes have to turn things off!


Perfect for a light lunch. There are various seasonal choices including tasty tomato, red pepper and Wensleydale cheese, as well as fresh pea, spinach and coriander.


We have a selection of cakes and biscuits all baked locally by a traditional family bakers. Some gluten free options are available.

Spring water

Whether you're having a good old cup of Yorkshire Tea, fair-trade coffee, cordial or something a little different you’ll be drinking pure spring water straight from the Hardcastle Crags estate.


Looking for a gift for someone special or treating yourself? Either way you’re bound to find something in our shop at Gibson Mill. From a range of books, maps and confectionery to wool rugs made in Britain, honey and jams.

Gift membership

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