Hardcastle Craggs | Day Out With The Kids

Hardcastle Craggs

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England

  • Stepping stones at Hardcastle Craggs in Hebden Bridge
  • Outside view of Hardcastle Craggs in Hebden Bridge
  • River at Hardcastle Craggs in Hebden Bridge

Attraction Information

  • National Parks icon National Parks

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Hardcastle Craggs is a National Trust beauty spot of with more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland and riverside walking just awaiting for you to come and explore, so get your boots on and your binoculars bagged and go see what seasonal delights you can spot!.

At the area's heart is Gibson Mill, a family oriented visitor centre, telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years using kid friendly interactive displays, dressing up supplies, plus live dancing and themed exhibitions. This is the perfect point at which to start, and get help planning your journey around the crags depending on the mobility of your party and what kind of stuff you'd like to see! Varies seasonally of course so well worth checking in here first every time and find out what's new!

A buggy friendly route or a more adventurous route to the Mill are both available to choose from and there is a self sustained little cafe next to the mill which marks your half way point on this circular riverside adventure, though you're also welcome to picnic (tidily!) too.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


End of Midgehole Road, Off Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AA, England


Click here to visit Hardcastle Craggs's website
01422 844518

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access to Countryside

Gibson Mill
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


Free admission

More Information


Fantastic walks all year round

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Susey . 19.02.18

Hardcastle Craggs has fabulous walks all year round.As the seasons change so does the cenery.It is wheelchair friendly, it has different walks for young and old. It's great for children of all ages,lots of ups and downs and places to run around. Stepping stones to cross bridges over the river and at Gibson Mill in the middle at the weekend is a wonderful cafe to buy soup sandwiches cakes and hot drinks. The car Park at both ends of the Craggs cost £5 to park unless you are a National trust member.I think it's cheaper or free for them. There are different walks for you to follow depending how hard or how long you want to walk.Its well shaded from the wind. Would recommend the Craggs for a family outing and iys dog friendly. You can get a bus from Hebden Bridge but I'm not sure how often they run.