Longshaw Estate Walks
The Longshaw Estate is a National Trust owned country park in Upper Padley in the Peak District. The estate is perfect for walking with fabulous views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. In the park there are pretty ponds, a waterside path along Barbrage Brook and the lovely Big Moor where you should look out for red deer. There are also excellent facilities with a tea room, shop and the Moorland Discovery Centre.
From easter 2014 there will be two new bridleways suitable for cyclists. The routes will be waymarked so you can explore the estate on two wheels or on foot.
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way runs near the estate so you could continue your walk along the River Derwent. You could also continue south and climb up to Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge where there are spectacular views of the Peak District. The wonderful Padley Gorge Trail with its babbling brook and pretty waterfalls is another good option.
You're also close to Stanage Edge where you can enjoy fabulous views and interesting rock formations.
The park is located just a few miles from Sheffield.
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Longshaw Estate Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Longshaw Estate Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Longshaw Estate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Longshaw Estate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk head to the Fox House Inn located just to the south east of Burbage Bridge (Postcode:S11 7TY). The rustic country pub/restaurant includes a comfort food menu and exposed beams. There's also lovely gardens outside where you can enjoy your meal with lovely views. It also has an intersting history dating all the way back to 1773.
The National Trust welcomes dogs throughout the Longshaw Estate. Please keep your dog on a lead though as there are ground-nesting birds and livestock on the estate.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of the estate there are a couple of popular circular walks to try. You can enjoy a climb to Higger Tor and the prehistoric Carl Wark, where there are a number of photogenic gritstone rocks to see. There's also the Burbage Edge and Burbage Brook Walk which takes you along a picturesque section of the pretty brook which runs through the estate to Padley Gorge.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.