Hardcastle Crags - National Trust

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Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson mill at its heart, an exemplar of sustainable energy:
* Woodland Pennine valley, a rich habitat for flora and fauna
* Home to the Northern hairy wood ant
* Guided-walks and orienteering courses available
* Recently conserved Gibson Mill offering education and conference facilities, tours and refreshments

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Gibson Mill: £3, child £1.50, family £7.50. Groups £2, child £1.20.
Reduced rate when arriving by public transport


  • National Trust

Additional info

Visitors are encouraged to come on foot, by cycle or public transport. Car parking and cycle racks available at Clough Hole car park on Widdop Road and Midgehole car park on Midgehole Road. During busy times limited car parking leads to heavy congestion. There are steep drops and water hazards throughout the property. Gibson Mill has narrow and low doorways and uneven floors. There is a possibility that Gibson Mill will be closed if there is insufficient power. WC not always available. WCs at Gibson Mill, closed at 6.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Hardcastle Crags & Gibson Mill

  • 10 September 2015
  • 12 — 13 September 2015

People have lived, worked and played in this surprising location for over 200 years. Discover how a 19th-century cotton mill evolved into a 20th-century popular entertainment venue and finally became the 21st-century example of sustainability you can visit today. Displays, exhibitions, tours and a trail help bring our history to life. At Gibson Mill you'll find our Weaving Shed Cafe, just a 25 minute walk from our Midgehole Road car parks. 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.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Hardcastle Crags - National Trust
Estate Office
Hollin Hall
Crimsworth Dean
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire






01422 844518


01422 841026

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