KEIGHLEY people are being invited to meet woodland rangers over the moors at Hardcastle Crags.

Workers at the National Trust estate in Hebden Bridge work constantly to keep the woodland healthy and a special place for people and wildlife.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 27 to 28, from 11am to 4pm, visitors will be given a behind-the-scenes look at how the rangers manage the woodland.

There will be also be guided walks, fun demonstrations and family activities.

The team will be joined by local partners Community Rights of Way Service, Slow the Flow, Pennine Prospects, Halifax Scientific Society, Mountain Rescue and Calderdale Badger Group.

One of the rangers said: “Quite often we’re hidden away behind the scenes.

“As a result, this weekend’s a great opportunity for us to let visitors know what we do and show off some of the great machines that help to make our work a little easier.”

Visitors will be able to make a mini bug hotel to take home, explore what lives in the mill pond, join in with riverfly sampling, and discover natural curiosities on the nature table.

Free guided walks will take place from the mill at noon with Slow the Flow volunteers, and 2pm with the National Trust rangers.

Bird boxes, bug hotels and wildflower seeds collected by the rangers will be on-sale to help raise money for woodland conservation.

Activities will take place in the courtyard by the mill, and be free.

Visit or call 01422 846236 for information about all summer activities at Hardcastle Crags