Summer strolls at Longshaw

Take time to stop and admire the nature all around you

Take the time to stop and appreciate all the joys and that sense of wellbeing that nature provides when exploring Longshaw – young red deer learning the lay of the land, the aroma of wildflowers carried on a summer breeze and bees busily buzzing away collecting pollen. The outdoors and being closer to nature gives us that sense of freedom and wonderment, and now more than ever we have turned to nature to help us escape from the everyday, in return we all need to care for our countryside, coasts, woodlands, fields and meadows so that nature can thrive.

Noticing nature

Take the time to notice all the weird and wonderful ways of wildlife when you explore the Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors Estate. Tune in your senses to reconnect with nature that is all around you - crouch down and take a closer look at the bugs on the ground or stand close to a tree and listen to all the different birdsongs in the tree canopy above you.

Take the Lead

Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome across the countryside and by 'Taking the Lead' you are helping to keep livestock and wildlife safe from disturbance and setting a great example to others. Please bag and take home any dog waste to keep our countryside healthy and beautiful for nature and for people.

Plan your visit

If you’ve never been to Longshaw before, the best place to start your stroll is by parking at our main Woodcroft car park, where you will find toilets and our takeaway offer Croft Cabin. Woodcroft (as well as Haywood and Wooden Pole) are National Trust owned car parks and National Trust members can park for free by scanning their cards using the machines that will print off your ticket to display on your dashboard. For visitors that need to pay please bring the correct change of either £3.50 for up to 4 hours parking or £5 for over 4 hours, you also have the Pay by Phone option for contactless payments.

Our car parks are open Monday – Sunday all day but we do not allow any overnight parking. Our car parks are very small and do get busy very quickly so please arrive early to avoid disappointment and only park in designated areas. Before travelling please check the Car Park Status update, this system is updated by many different organisations across the Peak District National Park who are all doing their best to update it as regularly as possible.

A cuppa for conservation

After exploring, what better way to help support our conservation work in the Peak District, then by grabbing a cuppa or a sweet or savoury snack from our takeaway offer Croft Cabin. Open Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm serving hot and cold drinks, traybakes, sausage rolls, pasty of the day, crisps and a delicious selection of scoop ice cream from our local supplier Hope Valley Ice Cream. Please be aware we have a one-way system in place to help maintain social distancing and we are only accepting card payments at this moment in time – thank you for your understanding and patience.