Things to see & do

Longshaw on wheels

Explore Longshaw on two wheels © Geoff Durrant

Explore Longshaw on two wheels

Visitors can now enjoy exploring Longshaw on a bike or on horseback. Two new concessionary bridleways have opened, connecting Longshaw to the wider landscape. The routes are waymarked, and wider gates have been installed to make access easier.


Explore the Peak District with your family for a great day out © Joe Cornish

Explore the Peak District with your family for a great day out

Longshaw offers spectacular views of the Peak District, with ancient woods, meadows, parkland, heather moorland and many unusual sites - from millstone quarries to packhorse routes. Our free, volunteer led guided walks start from outside the Visitor Centre every Wednesday and Sunday at 11am, returning by 1.30pm.

Eastern Moors

Walk along the edges experience this wonderful place © Kim Strawbridge

Walk along the edges experience this wonderful place

Boasting breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife, the Eastern Moors, managed by the RSPB and National Trust, has something for everyone. The site offers open access with a network of bridleways, footpaths and internationally renowned climbing edges. Located within the Peak District National Park, and on the fringes of Sheffield.

Take to the Trails

 © Michael Hook

A series of monthly trail runs are taking place in partnership with Jog Derbyshire.  Longshaw's views provide beautiful backdrops for runners of all ages and abilities to enjoy.  See the events list for up-coming dates, and join in the fun.

Cattle at Longshaw

Highland cow enjoying summer grazing on the moors. © Eastern Moors Partnership

Cattle eat the tougher grass which the sheep don't like. Their heavier feet make space in the soil for seeds to fall, giving a healthier mix of grasses and flowers which will entice more insects and birds. Cattle can be nosy, especially around dogs. If you have any difficulties, the safest thing to do is to let your dog off the lead.


Fancy a gentle bike ride on a level track with stunning views? You can now cycle or ride your horse along two new waymarked concessionary bridleway routes.  We're encouraging everyone to share, smile and take care to keep Longshaw special, 'forever, for everyone'. You can download the link for a map.

Stag party

Red deer roam around Longshaw in summer © Nigel Hester

Autumn is a brilliant time for getting up onto the Eastern moors to see and hear the red deer, and perhaps see the rut in action. They can often be spotted just over the road from the Grouse Inn.  If you want to find out more about the Red Deer on the Eastern Moors, the Eastern moors team run an annual Red Deer Season full of events.

50 things

Here's a little secret: the Great Outdoors really is great! It's full of crazy creatures and adventures. So we've tracked down the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11¾, can you handle it?

School visits

There are over 200 volunteers across the Peak District Estate

Are you a teacher? Why not bring a group to Longshaw for a fun and educational day out with our learning team. There is more information on our Learning page.


Follow the great ridge along to Mam Tor in Castleton for wonderful views

We have lots of great things across the Peak District. See our other pages for details:

Play Longshaw!

Recipe for Play Longshaw! : Beautiful Longshaw, lots of fun, some rain, loads of snow and a pinch of sun, little Boggart testers, many volunteers (planners, designers, makers, monitors), some mischief and magic, a lot of mud and mess!

Watch this fun video celebrating the natural play area at Longshaw.