Things to see & do
Mud and Mushrooms
Autumn at Longshaw brings a host of weird and wonderful fungal forms to the estate. Our new Mud and Mushrooms Trail will help you discover some of the great places for finding fungi. Whilst we cant guarantee nature will perform to order, we can at least promise you a lovely autumnal walk. Call at the shop to pick up more information or download the trail here.
Longshaw on 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.
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.
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.
Longshaw Kitchen Garden is open to visitors every day. The volunteer gardeners are in on Thursdays and at weekends to chat about the garden and what's growing. On 27 July, the Kitchen Garden Open Day event will offer free family activities.
Take to the Trails
A series of monthly trail runs are taking place in partnership with Jog Derbyshire. The splendour of Longshaw provides a beautiful backdrop for runners of all abilities to enjoy. Summer Sundays13 July and 10 August.
Cattle return to Longshaw and Burbage this summer to 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.
Summertime brings the red deer down from the moors to graze. A group of four stags have been seen regularly on the meadows and in the woods, particularly around Yarncliffe. £1 will buy you a map of Longshaw which you can use to find your way around. Go quietly, and see if you can spot them.
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.
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.