The chance to win some free electricity!

Gibson Mill
Gibson Mill

Visitors can get stuck into some good green fun for free at National Trust’s Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags this weekend.

There will be activities for all ages and the chance to win a year’s free supply of electricity.

The former cotton mill and entertainment emporium on the edge of Hebden Bridge and surrounded by stunning countryside will be free to enter on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 (11am to 4pm), for a special Green Living event in partnership with the 100 per cent renewable electricity company, Good Energy and sustainable energy charity, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE),

Visitors are invited to discover how the mill – the National Trust’s must sustainable building, with no connection to the national grid – harnesses the power of nature to generate energy.

The day is also about sharing the conservation charity’s sustainability stories and inspiring people to have a go in their own homes and gardens.

Plus visitors will have the opportunity to win a year’s free electricity with Good Energy and take home some energy saving advice.

Drew Marsh, Ranger at Hardcastle Crags, said: “We all want to make sure this special place can be enjoyed by everyone forever, so we’re careful with our energy, water and waste across all parts of the estate. “The mill has been running sustainably, generating its own energy for nearly 10 years now and I’m really pleased we can show the changes we’ve made to become greener, and hopefully visitors will see it’s actually easy to do most of these things at home too.”

More info at or call 01422 844518.