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: 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.