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Review of Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Hardcastle Crags or Hebden Dale to give it its correct name is a beautiful wooded valley just outside Hebden Bridge, there are walks for all abilities, picnic tables, a cafe in an old mill, wild life including deer, squirrels, herons, kingfishers, dippers etc, it`s a great place for all the family.

Visited October 2011
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Great little river and historic mill”
Reviewed 27 November 2008

Hebden Water flows under the old pedestrianised packhorse bridge that gives the Calderdale town of Hebden Bridge its name and which is well worth a look. Having done that, use your car or take a local bus to Hardcastle Crags. This is an area now owned by hte National Trust, previously part of the Savile Estate. You can reach it at the old estate lodge and immediately you will find footpaths galore by the river or up through the woods. There are also two unmade roads, though only the severely disabled are allowed to use one (only) of them as far as Gibson Mill, an early water mill that was converted early to steam and closed early as well.

Later it was used for dancing and children's boating on the old mill dam - though it's hard to believe there was room for much boating!
The ill then became more or less ruined and has been done up as a cafe and self -sustaining visitor centre by the National Trust. The 'road' continues past the crags to the left (many only reach the mill, see no crags and think the name is a con!) to the main house of the Estate, still in private hands. If you wish you can take a sharp right to teturn to the lodge through farmland with fine views over the woods. You come out onto the other 'road from the lodge.

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