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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.
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
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.
Christmas in the Peak District
There is lots going on in the lead up to the festive season in the Peak District. We have tree sales, a festival and a wreath making event at Ilam Park in the White Peak. There's more in the Dark Peak as well with tree sales at Castleton and Longshaw, we also have carol singing and Christmas weekends to look forward to at the Moorland Discovery Centre at Longshaw.
50-year project launch
Our 'biggest and most ambitious' landscape-scale nature conservation initiative has been launched in the Peak District.
The High Peak Moors Vision & Plan aims to inspire people and involve them in restoring a landscape of healthy peat bogs, diverse heaths and natural woodland rich in wildlife.
Go and have a look at one of the parts of the moors covered by the project with this downloadable walk as a guide.
Lots to do at Longshaw
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
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
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.
Sandals or wellies?
Stay with us at Longshaw
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
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
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
At 1,695ft (517m) high, Mam Tor is one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the Peak District.
Hidden history and wildlife are waiting to be discovered on this gentle walk.
Discover the limestone countryside of the White Peak, famed for its wildlife and geology.
White Peak Cave Monitoring
Since 1995 the National Trust has monitored the entrances to the Manifold Valley caves that contain a fascinating history.
Alport Barn Restoration, Peak District
In 2011 the East Midlands Buildings Team took on the conservation of a field barn, the biggest building project that team members Richard Wilkes and Alastair McNish Gandy had taken on during their time on the team.
Life at Longshaw during the First World War
Longshaw Lodge was full of bustle and activity as it played a significant part in the First World War as an auxiliary hospital for injured soldiers. Read on for fascinating insights into wartime life at the lodge.