Summer at Hardcastle Crags

Children looking into their homemade shelter, in the woods.

This summer it's all about getting outside and exploring. What has nature been getting up to?

Tuesday 30 May, 12 noon - 3pm, Build a den

Learn how to create your own shelter in the woods, what will you decide to build?

Wednesday 31 May, 12 noon - 3pm, Pond dipping

The mill pond should have lots of life in waiting to be identified, what water based mini beasts will you come eye to eye with?

Thursday 1 June, 12 noon - 2pm, Cook on a campfire

Learn all the skills you need to create fire without matches, cook some tasty treats and stick bread.  £3pp, booking essential 12 noon - 2pm (bookable online from 23 May)

Friday 2 June, 12 noon - 3pm, Journey sticks / wild art

This activity allows you to create a natural way of remembering a woodland walk.

Upcoming events

Guided walk: Widdop amble - please note route change.

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Meet 9:45 to catch the Bronte bus to Cock Hill. Follow easy tracks overlooking the Aire Valley with a short climb over Top o Stairs followed by a gentle descent down the Crimsworth valley back to Hardcastle Crags.

Forest - Yan Wang Preston

Sat 21 Jul 2018
A breathtakingly beautiful and poignant photography exhibition, Forest is presented as part of the 2018 Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

Ranger Day

Sun 29 Jul 2018
Would you like to learn how our rangers keep this woodland a special place to visit? Come along to the Ranger Day to meet the team and find out more.

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

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Step outdoors, let the woodland be your playground and build your very own den this summer.

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

Tue 31 Jul 2018
Have a go at pond dipping and see how many amazing creatures you can find!

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 01 Aug 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.