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Hardcastle Crags Ranger Weekend

Monday, 15 July 2019

Cancelled: due to the yellow warning of rain forecast by Met Office.


Meet the Ranger team at Hardcastle Crags

At Hardcastle Crags there’s always lots of work going on behind the scenes to keep the woodland healthy, beautiful and rich in wildlife.

This July, the countryside team will be sharing the secrets of how they look after this picturesque woodland on the edge of Hebden Bridge.

Ranger Day

Ranger Weekend

Visitors to the National Trust site will be given a behind the scenes look at how they protect and manage the ancient woodland at a special Ranger Weekend on Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 July, 11am-4pm, Gibson Mill.


There’ll be the chance to meet the Hardcastle Crags team to chat to them about what they do and see machinery demonstrations and guided walks. The team will be joined by local partners Community Rights of Way Service (CROWS), Slow the Flow, Pennine Prospects, Mountain Rescue, Halifax Scientific Society and Calderdale Badgers who will be showcasing their wonderful work achieved here.

Natalie, ranger at Hardcastle Crags says, “We’re excited to run this event again after a successful Ranger Day last year. Quite often, we’re hidden away behind the scenes, so it’s a great opportunity for us to share what we do with others and show off some of the great machines that help to make our work a little easier.”


Photo: HebWeb

The day will be a good introduction to the countryside for families too. Kids can watch exciting big-machine demonstrations, and make a bamboo bug home to take away. Bird boxes, bug hotels, charcoal and picnic blankets are just a few of the items that will be on-sale to help raise money for woodland conservation.

Car parking is free for National Trust members, a small charge will apply for non-members. Hardcastle Crags is a great place to get closer to nature, and led family activities will run on weekdays throughout the summer holiday starting on Monday 22 July, 11 – 4pm.

For full details please visit this Hardcastle Crags page on the National Trust website or call 01422 844518.