Family walks at Longshaw

Child with tree-stump Boggart house

Whether you're looking for a short wander or a big adventure, Longshaw's a great place to come for a family walk.

Longshaw is covered with a maze of footpaths, so let us help you find your way.  We have three waymarked walks, all starting from outside the tea-room - simply follow the coloured arrows.  Pick up a leaflet from the car park or tea-room.  The walks are marked on a map inside the leaflet.   

For a short family wander follow the pink arrows from the tea-room to the pond.  We’ve put fences up to keep the cattle out, and it’s accessible with buggies and wheelchairs alike.  
If you’re visiting with kids, pick up a Boggart Trail map from the shop and make sure you look out for boggarts and stop off at natural play places like boggart rise and boggart burrow.

Family by the pond

Want to venture further?  Follow the pink arrows on a 1.5 mile circular walk to Padley Gorge, where paddling and picnics are popular.  On a sunny day, there's usually an ice-cream van to tempt the kids to venture further.  The circuit continues along the brook and back through twisting woods on a stone track, past boulders that you can picnic and play on.

There are two other waymarked walks, both starting from outside the tea-room.  The orange walk is about 1 mile and is accessible with a buggy.  The blue walk is also accessible but is a bit longer - about 3 miles. 

If you’d like to be more intrepid, why not have a look at our selection of downloadable walks?