september, 2019

14sep5:00 pm9:30 pmFOOTFALL - A processional ceremony at dusk5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Gibson MillEVENTS:heritage,Outdoors

footfall at hardcastle crags

Event Details

14th September 6pm – 9pm, Gibson Mill

Hardcastle Crags holds deep memories; with steep valley sides that have been worked, managed and remoulded for millennia. Water has dripfed and sculpted the landscape, sustained wildlife and met the needs of people and industry.

FootFall commemorates a time, 50 years ago, when this place could have been submerged by a plan to halt the flowing water and fill the valley to the brim. Footfall is a season of celebration culminating in a processional walk and woodland ceremony. Together we will acknowledge the great determination of many local people who saved the exceptional beauty of this valley and your right to roam within it.

Throughout the summer, The National Trust has run a series of outdoor workshops in drawing and singing, the outcomes of which will be shared at this special event. Join us at dusk on 14th September for a walking journey upriver to a location where the water might have met the high walls of an unbuilt dam. As night falls, using song, lights and sound we will commemorate all that is precious about this special place.

Time

(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Gibson Mill

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