Zoom into Longshaw

green gold beetle on green flower stem

We'd love to see your photos of the tiny worlds within worlds at Longshaw- we've even set up a flickr site for you. So why not pick up your camera or try a clip-on macro lens on your phone and get up close to the plants and wildlife at Longshaw this spring and summer?

This article is about Zoom into Longshaw project 2017. For details of projects and how you can get involved in 2018, please contact peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 01433 631757.

We know how much there is to see at Longshaw – some things so tiny that maybe lots of our visitors miss them. So we’ve set up a flickr page for spring and summer where you can share photos you take of the tiniest bits of Longshaw.


Explore worlds within worlds and zoom in with a macro lens to capture the detail of the flowers, grasses, mosses and wildlife which call Longshaw their home.

Capture a close up of clover
close up pink clover green background
Capture a close up of clover

If all you have is your phone you can still take part by buying a clip-on macro lens for around £5 on the internet.

Orange tip butterfly
orange tip butterfly on flower close up
Orange tip butterfly

So have a go this summer and see if you can find some tiny wonders to share with us and other Longshaw visitors.

Zoom into Longshaw flickr group

Share your macro photos of Longshaw on the Zoom into Longshaw flickr site and see what other marvellous macro images other people have captured.

Photography courses at Longshaw

Get some support from the Going Digital team who run group or bespoke one-to-one courses here at Longshaw. They offer a £10 discount for National Trust members using the promotional code GDTRUST when you book.