Autumn at Gibson Mill and Hardcastle Crags

Stepping stones across Hebden Water just downstream from Gibson Mill
Stepping stones across Hebden Water just downstream from Gibson Mill

Gibson Mill is a National Trust property just outside Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It’s an old water-powered cotton mill built in the deep, narrow valley of Hebden Water. The valley is heavily wooded and is a spectacular site in autumn when the leaves turn to gold. If you’re a photographer, or just like walking, Hebden Bridge is a great place to visit.

Autumn at Hardcastle Crags, upstream from Gibson Mill
Autumn at Hardcastle Crags, upstream from Gibson Mill

There are two beautiful mill ponds above the mill. As you can see I didn’t get any satisfactory shots of either. I remember an old Peanuts cartoon that revolved around Charlie Brown’s efforts to draw pictures of people but he didn’t include any hands because, as he admitted, he couldn’t draw hands. I have a problem with lakes. I rarely get pictures of lakes I’m happy with.

3 thoughts on “Autumn at Gibson Mill and Hardcastle Crags

  1. Autumn paints the landscape in outstanding colors! That mill looks familiar – it may have been in a film I saw once (though I can’t remember the name, of course!). One of the main characters drowned in the water. (!)

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