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: Pecket Well Clough

Sat 06 Oct 2018
10:00-14:00
Enjoy far reaching views across Hardcastle Crags and the Calder Valley as we climb the moor over High Brown Knoll.

Cinema at The Mill - The Fantastic Mr Fox (dog friendly showing)

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:30-13:30
This October we're bringing Gibson Mill, a former entertainment emporium, back to life with a family cinema experience. In association with Dolly Shot Pop up Picture House.

Cinema at the mill - The Isle of Dogs (dog friendly showing)

Sat 27 Oct 2018
15:00-17:30
This October we're bringing Gibson Mill, a former entertainment emporium, back to life with a dog-friendly cinema experience. In association with Dolly Shot Pop up Picture House.

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 31 Oct 2018
11:00-14:00
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.