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Christmas tree sales return to Hardcastle Crags

Thursday, 17 November 2022

The National Trust team at Hardcastle Crags are bringing some Christmas cheer with their annual tree sales later this month.

The sustainably sourced, British-grown Christmas trees will be available to buy from Midgehole Road car park on weekends from 26th November.

The money raised will help with conservation work like maintaining Gibson Mill, repairing footpaths and fences, and protecting wildlife.

Volunteers from the site's second-hand bookshop, in the Weaving Shed Café next to Gibson Mill, are also planning a 'Secret Santa' initiative – gift-wrapping selected books that visitors can then pick up as mystery Christmas presents for friends and loved ones, in return for a small donation.

National Trust Area Ranger, James Archibald said, "We're really looking forward to hosting our Christmas tree sales again this year. It marks the start of the festive season for us and it's great that so many people come along to support our work.

"The sales will help our rangers look after the woodland for generations to come through our long-term management plan, as well as help with upkeep for Gibson Mill.

"We're so grateful for everyone's support through the year, and especially for our teams of volunteers who are very important to the work we do – from maintaining paths to flood management."

Trees are available in a range of sizes, with sales from 10am to 3pm on 26th and 27th November, and 3rd and 4th December. Prices range from £30 to £70.

Gibson Mill is half a mile walk from Clough Hole car park (down a steep hill) or a one mile walk from Midgehole Road car park (along the estate track).

To donate your used books to the bookshop, drop them off with the Welcome Team at Midgehole Road car park or at Gibson Mill on a Saturday or Sunday, between 10am and 3pm.