Outdoor adventure at Longshaw

Two climbers scale Bolehill Quarry

Your outdoor adventure starts here.

Running

We love the variety of terrain for running at Longshaw.  There are reasonably flat runs along the old driveways.  Or if you fancy more of a challenge, running through Padley Gorge or along Burbage Brook provides plenty of interest.

There are various of ways to get into running here.  We have friendly running groups every week, welcoming beginners and experienced runners who want to explore further. 

On Thursday evenings, there are coached sessions from 6.00 – 7.00pm (between April and October), and on Sunday mornings we offer volunteer-led trail runs at 9.30 – 10.30am (all year).

Test your skills every month at Trust10, a free monthly 10k run. The scenery is stunning and changes between the seasons meaning that there’s something new to see every time you come.

For more details, dates, and prices see our “what’s on” page.

Climbing

Climbers flock to the gritstone edges at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors. 

They were made world famous by climbing heroes like Joe Brown, who established many grit testpieces including Valkyrie and Great Slab at Froggatt. He was followed by climbing legends like Ron Fawcett and Jonny Dawes, who climbed seemingly impossible lines like the End of the Affair at Curbar.   

If you fancy a taste of climbing on grit, we’ve teamed up with local experts Adventure Expeditions, so you can try abseiling and rock climbing, or tackle the awesome Tyrolean zip wire!

Cycling

Longshaw is a great place to explore the moors on two wheels, whether you’re new to off-road cycling or an expert mountain biker.

We’ve worked with the Sheffield Moors Partnership to extend the network of bridleways in the area, so you can enjoy circular routes from Longshaw.  Our bridleways map (available to pick up free from Longshaw tea-room) shows routes between 4 and 33 km.

Orienteering

If you like testing yourself physically and mentally, you’ll love the Orienteering Adventure Challenge at Longshaw.  Use a map to find the markers and enjoy the countryside.

This is a non-competitive event, run by Derwent Valley Orienteers, but of course you can challenge your friends and family to see who can complete the course fastest?