Winter wanders at Longshaw

Winter light falls through the woods

Bracing winter walks to blow the cobwebs away can be discovered when exploring Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors through the colder months. Visitors will be rewarded with quiet landscapes and cool, crisp air to leave you feeling inspired and energised.

On the edge of adventure

Longshaw makes an ideal base to ease you gently into exploring what the Peak District National Park has to offer, with many waymarked routes beginning on the pathway just in front of the Longshaw Lodge. You can either plan your walk using an OS map, take a photo of our map on the side of the Welcome Building in our main Woodcroft car park or click here for some of our downloadable walks.

Explore Longshaw over the winter season
Bare trees around the pond in winter
Explore Longshaw over the winter season

Reconnect to nature

In this uncertain times, our outdoor spaces have provided a much needed place to escape the 'new normal' that we have come to find ourselves in, so take the time to cherish the time spent with your nearest and dearest and notice the nature all around you. The hustle and bustle can wait, savour mindful moments, picture perfect pauses and memories made in the beautiful countryside.

Safeguard these precious places by taking all litter home, keeping dogs on leads to keep wildlife, livestock and other visitors safe from disturbance, be kind to others you meet along the way and be respectful of our local communities by parking responsibly and safely.

Pack a picnic to keep you going on winter wanders and remember to take all litter home with you
Pack a picnic to keep you going on winter wanders and remember to take all litter home with you
Pack a picnic to keep you going on winter wanders and remember to take all litter home with you

A brew with a view

The Longshaw Cafe is open Monday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm serving hot and cold drinks, pasty of the day and sausage rolls served hot, scoop ice cream and other snacks and cakes. We are now able to safely accept your reusuable cups for any hot beverage, so please remember to bring this with you. Keep the the Peak District countryside a thriving haven for nature and for people by taking all litter home. Every warming drink enjoyed and every pasty devoured, directly helps to support our vital conservation work across the Longshaw estate - thank you.

Getting outside helps to improve our health and wellbeing and you can't beat a muddy welly walk!
Getting outside helps to improve our health and wellbeing and you can't beat a muddy welly walk!
Getting outside helps to improve our health and wellbeing and you can't beat a muddy welly walk!