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Longshaw café

Come and see what we grow in the kitchen garden  © National Trust / Peak District

Famous for its tasty scones, freshly baked on the premises and arguably the best for miles. We use produce from the kitchen garden in soups, salads, stews and other tasty delights.

Manifold tea-room

Taste our lovely cakes at the Manifold tea-room after exploring Ilam Park © Andy Tryner

Our tea-room at Ilam Park sells a wonderful array of tasty food including main dishes, cakes and puddings as well as hot and cold drinks.

Penny Pot Café

In case of bad weather we have seating indoors as well as the picnic area © Mat Robinson

Come and sample our wide range of tasty homemade food, drinks and cakes. With bike racks outside and hot, hearty food and drinks inside, it is the perfect place for a bite to eat.

Lots to do at Longshaw

Come to Longshaw for the adventure of a lifetime © NT Peak District

Come to Longshaw for the adventure of a lifetime

Bring the little ones to explore the natural habitat of the Boggarts in our natural play area or tick off some 50 things from your list. Walk around Longshaw pond and venture through the woodland or borrow a GPS unit and try out our beginners' geocache trails. Whatever your age, there is lots to do here at Longshaw and the Eastern Moors.

Venture out into the White Peak

Venture down the river Dove and cross the stepping stones © John Millar

Venture down the river Dove and cross the stepping stones

Follow the river Dove down the valley and cross the Dovedale stepping stones before buying an ice cream at the barn. Go to Ilam Park, enjoy the natural play area and explore the area via our great geocache trail. You can also tick off a few things from your 50 things list or pick up a passport and start.

Explore the Dark Peak

Learn all about the fascinating landscape and past of the Dark Peak © NT Peak District

Learn all about the fascinating landscape and past of the Dark Peak

Walk to the top of Mam Tor or go and find Kinder Downfall and retrace the trespass steps from 1932. Try out our challenging geocache trail or join us for one of our fantastic events. Taste a range of homemade cakes in the picnic area at the Penny Pot Café before starting to venture down the Pennine Way in Edale.

Get here

A beautiful view across the Derwent countryside © National Trust

A beautiful view across the Derwent countryside

The Visit Peak District tourist board are continuing their great work promoting the Peak District and sharing their love for the place. Have a look at their promotional film all about this wonderful area. Start your adventure now.

Sandals or wellies?

Stay with us at Longshaw

Stay in the lodge for wonderful panoramic views © National Trust Images / Robert Morris

Our stunning holiday cottage is surrounded by wide expanses of heather moorland, giving impressive views across the Peak District in all directions.

Stay with us in the White Peak

A great place to stay with family, friends or colleagues © National Trust

We run our own group accommodation in the form of Ilam Bunkhouse next to Ilam Hall and we also have a couple of holiday cottages in the wonderful Manifold Valley.

Stay with us in the Dark Peak

Get away from it all and stay at Dalehead Bunkhouse © Backpackers Press

We run our own group accommodation in the form of Dalehead Bunkhouse in Edale Valley and our tenants and neighbours have quite a lot to offer in the way of places to stay as well.

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Picturesque Peak District


  • Mam Tor Circular

    At 1,695ft (517m) high, Mam Tor is one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the Peak District.

  • Burbage Brook

    Hidden history and wildlife are waiting to be discovered on this gentle walk.

  • Ilam to Dovedale

    Discover the limestone countryside of the White Peak, famed for its wildlife and geology.

50-year project launches in the Peak District

Kinder Scout as it looks today

A 50-year project, which aims to breathe new life into the uplands in the High Peak Moors, has been launched.

White Peak Cave Monitoring

Pete Ray - After completion of repairs to the entrance to Darfar Crag © National Trust / Pete Ray

Since 1995 the National Trust has monitored the entrances to the Manifold Valley caves that contain a fascinating history.

Dalehead Bunkhouse in the Peak District

Dalehead Bunkhouse is a wonderful place to stay in a remote idyllic setting © Backpackers Press

Our Dalehead Bunkhouse is a recently refurbished gritstone farmhouse at the remote head of Edale and has . Set amongst the spectacular scenery of some of the highest hills in the Peak District; including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Burbage, t…

Long-term volunteering in the Peak District

Volunteer in the Peak District © National Trust

For a great start to your career join us in the Peak District to gain a year's invaluable work experience. This opportunity is the perfect option for a sandwich year at university or college.


  • Dark Peak

    Read all about our work doing moorland restoration, building dry stone walls, planting etc

  • Longshaw

    Read all about woodland restoration, dry stone walls, moorland conservation and more.

  • White Peak

    Read about building restoration, tree safety work, gardening, wall building and more.