Hackfall AONB Events 2013

To book a place on any of the Hackfall events please contact the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Phone: 01423 712950.
For more details visit the Nidderdale AONB Website

Spring Into Action at Hackfall

Hackfall Family Adventure Day

Wednesday 10th April – 11am – 4pm
Hackfall is a place of magic, inspiration and adventure so why not come along for your own family adventure. Take part in woodland printmaking with Hester Cox and a whole range of Nature Detective’s activities including pond dipping at fountains pond. The paths are steep in places and can be muddy and slippery. Dogs welcome.

There will be: drop in activities at Fountains Pond 11am-4pm – free.
Pick up a map at the Hackfall Car Park, or from the Crown Inn Grewelthorpe.
Download walk guides, maps, family adventure trails and podcasts at:-woodlandtrust.org.uk/hackfall
Booking not required.

Hackfall Trees and Woodland Landscape Photography Workshops
Saturday 27th April Workshop 1: 9am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Lunch at the Crown Inn – 1pm-2pm
Join award winning photographer Edward Parker for a ½ day photography
workshop and discover the landscape / beauty of Hackfall.
Based at the Crown Inn Grewelthorpe and in Hackfall Woods.

Cost: £16 (payable on booking). Buffet Lunch at the pub included.
Booking essential (only 15 places available at each workshop age 16+)
Please specify booking for morning or afternoon workshop.

Hackfall Bluebell Walk Sunday 5th May -11am-1pm

Discover the history and beauty of Hackfall and admire the beautiful
Bluebells. A 4-mile walk. The paths are steep in places and can be muddy
and slippery. Meet : The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe Cost: £4 per adult, under 16’s free.

Bat Walk
Friday 17th May 8pm-10pm
Join John Drewett of North Yorkshire Bat Group and discover these wonderful night time creatures in the stunning surrounds of Hackfall. A 3-mile walk (approx). The paths are steep in places and can be very muddy and slippery. Meet: Hackfall Car Park on the Grewelthorpe to Masham Road.
Cost: £4per adult, under 16’s free.
Please bring: a torch Booking essential (Only 30 places available).

Hackfall Intrepid Explorers
Thursday 30th May– 2pm-4pm
A magical tour of inspiration and adventure around Hackfall, as part of National Family Week. Take part in woodland nature detective’s activities on this guided 2-3 mile activity walk. The paths are steep in places and can be very muddy and slippery. Dogs welcome.
Meet: The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe Cost: £4 per child, adults free

Moth Discovery
Saturday 27th July 8am -10am
Join Charles Fletcher to discover more about these magnificent creatures, with fascinating names such as Blomer’s Rivulet, Dark Arches, Ghost Moth and Elephant Hawk-Moth. At previous events with up to 158 species have been recorded.

The paths are steep in places and can be very muddy and slippery.
Meet: The Woodland Trust car park on the Grewelthorpe to Masham Road.
Cost: £4 per adult, under 16’s free.

Discover Hackfall / Aislabie Garden Tour
Sunday 18th August – 10am-12.30pm
Join the Hackfall Officer for a walk of discovery and enjoy the beauty and history of the Hackfall Aislabie Landscape Gardens.
The paths are steep in places and can be very muddy and slippery. Dogs welcome on a short lead.
Meet: The Woodland Trust car park on the Grewelthorpe to Masham Road.
Cost: £4 per adult, under 16’s free

Heritage Open Days
Sat & Sunday 14th – 15th September 10am– 4pm
Open Day at The Ruin (Landmark Trust Property) & former Aislabie Banqueting House at Hackfall. Guided walks around Hackfall (2-3miles) on Sunday 15th September at 11am and 2.30pm
Meet: At the Ruin Terrace, Hackfall. Parking at the Hackfall Car Park on the Grewelthorpe to Masham Road or the Crown Inn Grewelthorpe.
Cost: £4 per adult, under 16’s free

Aislabie Walk
Saturday 19th October 9am – 5pm
Join Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer, for a 12 mile circular walk along part of ‘The Aislabie Walk’, which links the designed landscapes at Studley Royal and Hackfall. Starting from and ending at Studley in the South the walk will go just beyond Galphay in the North taking in some fascinating heritage sites in between. Dogs welcome.

You will need: a packed lunch or money for a pub lunch at the Galphay Inn
Meet: Lakeside car park (Deer Park) at Studley Royal (£3 for the day or free to NT members)
Cost: £4 per adult, under 16s free
Booking essential

Hackfall is free to visit – pick up a Hackfall walks leaflet from the Masham Community Office, the Hackfall Car Park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe road, or Crown Inn Grewelthorpe (walk from the pub ½ mile – free parking).

For a longer walk, why not try the 7-8.5 mile Masham to Hackfall walk along the river Ure

Free online materials and Audio Guides to Hackfall
You can download free online walk and family nature trail materials at the Woodland Trust Hackfall Website
A series of audio guides and Hackfall Stories in podcast format can be downloaded, including the mysterious story of the Beast of Hackfall

Or Download or pick up a FREE Hackfall Art Swatch
For further details contact: Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847

For further details contact: Paul Mosley, Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847

Planning a Visit Details on visiting Hackfall and downloadable maps area available here

Additional parking is also available at The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe
Walk to Hackfall from the pub (only 1/2 mile on public footpaths across the fields) and then go for a well earned bite to eat afterwards!

The recent restoration and engagement work at Hackfall has been made possible by a grant of almost £1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and further grants from the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , Yorventure and North Yorkshire Aggregates Grant Scheme.