Natural Play at Longshaw

Jump into the magical world of bugs, beasts and your imagination and keep your eyes peeled for wood ants and mischievous boggarts along our trails.

Connect with your wild side at Longshaw. We have teamed up with a partnership called PlayWild! - across the whole Peak District. There are loads of activities you can do to playfully explore our places, while also helping us to look after them. There's a traffic lights system that means you know which places are sensitive and which are free for running, jumping and free-roaming!

The whole of Longshaw is amber in the Play Wild traffic lights, meaning all of our areas are sensitive for different wildlife at different times of year. So you can have maximum family fun and just keep your eyes peeled for notices about wildlife, like ground nesting birds or fruiting fungi. The peat soil is like a fuel, so it's especially vulnerable to wild fires, so fire-lighting is definitely off the activity list!  

Bogart view at Longshaw

Pick up the Boggart or Ant trail from the car park, shed or shop for £1, and play wild!