Things to see & do
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. Our free, volunteer led guided walks start from outside the Visitor Centre every Wednesday and Sunday at 11am, returning by 1.30pm.
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
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
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.
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.
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.