Hardcastle Craggs | Day Out With The Kids

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Hardcastle Craggs

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • National Parks

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Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

Daylight access to Countryside

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


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01422 844518



Click here to visit Hardcastle Craggs' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Hardcastle Craggs has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Hardcastle Craggs is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Hardcastle Craggs have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Hardcastle Craggs has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Fantastic walks all year round 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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