Crags is one of the best wildlife spots in the Pennines for nature watching during
the winter months.
The whole area is densely wooded especially the steep
valley sides, with the landscape being characterised by deep rocky ravines, falling
streams and wooded areas.
Halfway up the valley are the 'Crags' which are
impressive stacks of millstone grit, a 'must see' for geology lovers.
The great thing about woodlands is that they offer little
windows into the past. If you know what you're doing, you can get a rough idea
of how old a forest is.
- Our woods offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team? Try
your hand at deer watching or birding.
Crags - Visitor Guide
Crags, Estate Office, Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Explorer 316 - map ref:159655|
Wildlife watching wading birds, butterflies, amphibian life, freshwater fish.|
kit:||Sturdy footwear, binoculars.|
watching:||Regular walks through the year - 26
miles of paths. Weekdays are quieter with a better chance of seeing wildlife.
A good time to see the wood ants is during late winter on a warm, sunny day. |
parking . Adapted WC at Gibson Mill. The grounds are partly accessible but there
are some steep slopes, loose gravel tracks and uneven paths, and some undulating
terrain. Braille guide.|
good base to explore the area is Hebden Bridge, one mile away - the town is well
served by road, rail and canal. This picturesque old town has many cafes, craft
shops and points of interest. |
times:||All year round.|
Gibson Mill: Adult £3, child £1.50, family £7.50. |
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