Things to see & do

A Wild Christmas at Longshaw

The magic of snow at Longshaw © National Trust

The magic of snow at Longshaw

Join in our festive season at Longshaw! From buying your Christmas tree from us and supporting our conservation work, to carol singing around the tree, there are many ways to get involved. We open our tree sales on November 29th. Come to our  Christmas craft weekends, enjoy the Christmas family trail and warm up with some seasonal food and Christmas shopping in the Visitor Centre.

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.

Eastern Moors

See the Eastern Moors from a new angle, go climbing at Froggatt Edge © Tim Riley

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.

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.