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Hardcastle Crags & Gibson Mill

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded area with deep ravines, waterfalls and streams. The 400 acre area is run by the National Trust. The site has over 30 miles of footpaths to explore including several way marked trails, including the railway walk, wildlife walk and wood folk walk. The unspoilt nature area has a wealth of hidden surprises and beauty spots including waterfalls and stunning views of the surrounding area.

Located in centre of the woodland area is Gibson Mill. The Mill was built around 1800 and is one of the first mills built during the Industrial Revolution. The mill has been restored by the National Trust and is home to the cafe and shop. The building is self sustaining, using a water powered turbine to produce power and log buring stove for heat, with wood provided by the surrounding estate. Information boards in the mill explain the green powers of the mill and provide a history of the building.

Visiting Hardcastle Crags & Gibson Mill

Opening Times & Prices

Hardcastle Crags are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Gibson Mill is open 11:00 to 16:00 daily except Fridays

Entry is FREE for National Trust Members

Fees apply to non-members


  • Cafe at Gibson Mill
  • Toilets at Gibson Mill
  • Shop at Gibson Mill
  • 2 pay & display car parks


The shop, cafe and toilets at Gibson Mill are all accessible. There is accessible parking at Gibson Mill, pre-booking is advised. The main estate road is pushchair friendly.

Contact Hardcaste Crags

near Hebden Bridge,
West Yorkshire,
Telephone: 01422 844518

Website: Hardcastle Crags & Gibson Mill