What to expect

Enjoy a walk with family or friends through tranquil woodlands

Please read this article to find everything you need to know about what is open and what to expect from your time spent at Longshaw. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.


Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing measures and the latest guidance from the government around Covid-19. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. There are one-way routes in place for the Longshaw Cafe, so please follow the signage and be respectful of others and our staff.

Please remember to bring hand sanitiser with you when on your local form of exercise in our countryside properties and we have hand washing facilities available in the toilets located within our main Woodcroft car park.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please do not visit.

Covid-19 roadmap out of lockdown

The information below is provided to inform communities living in around the Peak District. As the Peak District National Trust is not a public health body, we are unable to give formal advice about visiting the area.

The government has announced a 'roadmap' of changes which allows for the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions from the 29 March 2021. Full details on these stages, what they include and when they are expected to take place can be found on the government's roadmap pages.

Parking and arrival

You now have the option to pay for parking via contactless payment on your phone or alternatively you can pay by cash but please remember to bring hand sanitiser with you. National Trust members can park for free but please remember to bring your cards with you to scan at the machines and then display a ticket in your car window. There is no need to book your car parking space but please be aware that spaces can become very limited on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Please park safely and responsibly and only park in designated car park spaces and not on roads or grass verges. All access points and roads must be kept clear for farm tenants and the emergency services.

These vital funds help to directly support our conservation work across the Peak District, from planting trees that help to tackle climate change, to increasing the diversity in wildflower meadows. For more FAQs around parking across National Trust sites, please visit our central page here.


The Longshaw Cafe is now open 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week. Please follow the signs to the cafe. Croft Cabin and the temporary toilets in our main Woodcroft car park are now closed. Our main toilets are located within the Longshaw Cafe hub area. In line with government guidance we will be serving a takeaway offer of hot and cold drinks, scoop ice cream and other light refreshments. There is a one-way system in place, card payments are preferred and you will be required to wear a face covering before entering the buidling. Please be kind and respectful to our staff and to other people using the facilities.

Toilets are open Monday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm and are closed for cleaning twice daily - please keep your distance and allow our staff time to do this. Please be mindful of others using the facilities and look after the newly refurbished hub area, so that you and others can enjoy your time spent here.

Our indoor seating areas and Welcome Building remain closed at the moment to help keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. For more FAQs around Food and Drink outlets please visit our central page here.

Mobile phone signal

Mobile phone signal is non-existent in many areas of the Peak District National Park. If you use your phone for maps and information, please make sure to download this to your phone or take photos/screenshots of all the things you need before setting off - that way you can be prepared for your local form of daily exercise. If you are a solo explorer, always make sure a friend or family member knows where you are going.