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The Aislabie Walk

The Aislabie Walk

There’s a new themed walk that passes through Grewelthorpe called the Aislabie Walk. For more detailed information about the Aislabie Walk vist the website. .. read more..


William Aislabie turned Hackfall into a “beautiful wilderness”, to quote one of the 19th century writers who thought this woodland one of the most beautiful in the country. .. read more..

Lost Hackfall Paintings

In 1877 Albert Kinsley, an up and coming landscape artist, exhibited paintings of Hackfall in the Banqueting Hall. Where are they now? .. read more..

Nest boxes at Hackfall.

Nest boxes at Hackfall.

There are currently 58 boxes erected in Hackfall Wood .. read more..

Hackfall - The Name

Where did the name come from? There are currently two competing theories which, in light of new research, may just be a load of old Victorian twaddle. .. read more..

Hackfall 1835

Hackfall 1835

The following article is from The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge number 193 published in April 4 1835 and draws from earlier articles. .. read more..

Hackfall Report June '07

Report about Hackfall written for the D&ST in June 2007. .. read more..

The Hackfall Dragon

A poem by Paul Mills. .. read more..

October Walk in Hackfall

October Walk in Hackfall

Hackfall Woods in October is a magical place. In 2006 we were concerned to see how little water there was in the cascades and at the bottom of the gorge how low the river Ure is. .. read more..

Hackfall 1818

Hackfall 1818

A description of Hackfall from “The Tourists Companion” which was first published in 1818. Illustrated with modern day photographs and some which are approximately 100 years old. .. read more..

A poem

A Voice From Hackfall by James Casmey, Nail Maker, Gruelthorpe. May 1859 Welcome thrice welcome, stangers all, That visit me the famed Hackfall Yea, welcome as the bloom of May To celebrate our Gala Day .. read more..