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

The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairy-tale wood.

Mon 14 Oct 2019
Discover an indoor forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill. The Grimm Forest is an exhibition of eleven tree sculptures with hand coloured images, inspired by stories collected by the brothers Grimm.

Guided Walk: High Brown Knoll

Sat 26 Oct 2019
An opportunity to catch the late Autumn colours as we climb through the majestic beeches of Pecket Well Clough onto wild moorland of High Brown Knoll. Then to Lumb falls and returning down the delightful Crimsworth Valley.

Wild art - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Using the natural resources falling from the trees, create your very own Leaf lantern.

A New Leaf - a woodland walk with storytelling and song, by Brian Acton

Tue 29 Oct 2019
One day, a mysterious and beautiful new leaf arrives, but the leaf is not all it appears to be!

Wild Wednesday's - Help the Rangers

Wed 30 Oct 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.

Mini broomstick making - Wild art - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Thu 31 Oct 2019
Using the natural resources from the woodland, come along and create your very own mini broomstick.