Autumn colours at Longshaw

Sunbeams peep through the branches casting shapes on the woodland floor

Discover the wondrous changes across the Longshaw estate as autumnal colour flows across the landscape. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of crisp autumn adventures and admire the wonderful wildlife that can be seen this time of year.

Nature's autumnal highlights

As we transition from summer to autumn, nature displays a beautiful and rich array of colours and presents new opportunities to see wildlife. When you join us for a crisp and refreshing autumnal adventure at Longshaw you are sure to discover wondrous wildlife moments and colours that inspire and astound. Find moments to pause and be still and admire the wide variety of fungi on the ground or the regal red deer roaming the moors.

A magnificent stag stands proud on the misty moors
A magnificent stag stands proud on the misty moors
A magnificent stag stands proud on the misty moors

Woodland walks

Walking through woodlands rich in colour and wildlife, feeling the crisp autumn air agianst your face and the crunch of leaves underfoot - are just some of the things to be found in your autumn adventures at Longshaw that are good for soul. There are plenty of guided walks for our visitors to join to learn more about the Longshaw estate and the autumnal transition across the landscape, head to our What's On section of our website to discover more. We also have our recommended downloadable walks that can be found below this article - helping our visitors to get the most out of their visits and feel closer to nature.

Visitors can also pop in to our Welcome Building located in our main Woodcroft car park to talk to our friendly team who can help you plan you day, talk all things Longshaw and give you more information about how National Trust membership and our Peak District Appeal are helping vital conservation work across the Peak District and securing woods for the future.

Woodland wanders under the colourful canopy of trees at Longshaw
Woodland wanders under the colourful canopy of trees at Longshaw
Woodland wanders under the colourful canopy of trees at Longshaw

Photographer's canvas

As you can see in this article, with the stunning photography from our Volunteer Photographer Kev Dunnington, autumn is also a photographer's haven with a mulitude of divine colours cascading over the land and the changing behaviours of wildlife, presents unique opportunities to capture the seasonal change of nature. Why not bring your camera and see what photos you can capture and then share your findings with us over our social media channels @PeakDistrict

Every walk in nature helps people to feel better connected to beautiful landscapes like Longshaw and when being blown away by the stunning colours of autumn we hope that our visitors will feel energised to help us look after these special places for years to come.

A moment of peace and tranquillity by the Longshaw Pond in autumn
A moment of peace and tranquillity by the Longshaw Pond in autumn
A moment of peace and tranquillity by the Longshaw Pond in autumn