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Hardcastle Crags

Hebden Bridge

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Paid Parking, Pathed Routes, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Toilets, Refreshments Available

About this walk

Hardcastle Crags is based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is a National Trust woodland which is very well maintained. The walk is easy but can be a little precarious negotiating the stones which have been set out for steps. It is a circulator walk which is fabulous for dogs and incorporates a wonderful cafe at Gibson Mill (dog friendly on quieter days with seating outside if busy). There is a beautiful shallow river running through the woodland which is a haven for dogs. Highly recommend this walk!

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  • walkiesrbesttimez profile

    5 years ago

    I went here today with my dogs they were off lead all the time and loved it. They loved the river as much as the woods. We are definitely going back there ☺
  • Ozzy17 profile

    4 years ago

    I took my Beagle here and he absolutley loved it! If your a member of the National Trust you can park for free. It's a beautiful place. Ozzy was able to run free off his Link →

  • Dolfie profile

    4 years ago

    I went here today with my doodles and they loved it. Off the lead entire time. Kept to the path that ran along the river through the woodland so there was no cattle for them to disturb. Lots for them to sniff and explore which did mean we managed going on a walk without the need for me to need to throw a ball the entire walk!
  • Nessjacko profile

    4 years ago

    Had our Labrador off the lead most of the time. She loved the woodland area and loved the shallow river even more for a splash. Nice little cafe too at the mill to stop off for refreshments.
  • Kalidog profile

    4 years ago

    A wonderful walk for dogs and people. The rocky path by the river is quite slippy and uneven and those who are not sure of foot might find it difficult.

    It is worth noting that the ticket machine at the car park is five pounds and doesn’t take notes or cards, no problem if you are a National Trust member as it is Link →

  • Wolfdog profile

    4 years ago

    Yes it is expensive to park. I was not aware dogs were allowed in the cafe? Are you sure Hotdogwalks?
  • hannahlwalsh95 profile

    a year ago

    It's £5 for all day parking, I'm not sure how monitored that is, as we didn't have any change so we didn't pay. There is another post with the same destination that says it was free parking, which if you park on the roads, is true. But I wouldn't advise it, it was a nightmare to find in itself. There were lots of sheep where we ended up walking and my German Shepherd is terrible on a lead, though the forest is lovely and the little stream was a godsend for him, we didn't see the crags at all with the signage not very clear and I probably wouldn't return, nor recommend. The scenery is absolutely stunning but in terms of accessibility, it was a solid 5/10 for me.
  • Halle74 profile

    11 months ago

    Great walk , my dog loved it , should be more bins though and a few more signs to tell you where your going
  • Madmum profile

    5 months ago

    Love this place great walk with water, forest and plenty of places to have a picnic. Cafe at the end of the forest path.
  • eliotg70 profile

    4 months ago

    Lovely scenery spanning across both sides of the river. The dog was in his element whilst the snow was falling and with little pools to both refresh himself and have a dip too! Cautious steps occasionally but otherwise a joy for us all to spend 2-3 hours walking! Rounded off with a lovely hot chocolate from the dog friendly café.
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