Things to see & do

Mud and Mushrooms

Look out for tiny Scarlet Waxcap fungi at Longshaw © John Bailey

Look out for tiny Scarlet Waxcap fungi at Longshaw

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

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.

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.

Kitchen Garden

Visit the Longshaw Kitchen Garden today © National Trust/Longshaw

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

Visit the Longshaw Kitchen Garden today © Michael Hook

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.

Summer Grazing

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

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.

Stag party

Red deer roam around Longshaw in summer © Nigel Hester

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.

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.