Destination Longshaw

A virtual mock up of our Cafe extension

We are excited to be working on a programme of improvements at Longshaw that will make your visits more enjoyable.

Visitor numbers at Longshaw have been growing steadily for several decades, so we are making the busier parts of Longshaw, around the café and facilities, more robust to be able to cope better with the numbers. As well as providing services highly valued by many of our visitors, the café provides much needed funds to enable us to carry out our conservation work across the Peak District and help people build lasting memories and connections to the Longshaw landscape.

The Longshaw Cafe is now open 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week. Please follow the signs to the cafe. Croft Cabin is now closed but our temporary toilets are still currently available for use in the main Woodcroft car park. 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.

Both sets of 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.

Our indoor seating areas and Welcome Building remain closed at the moment to help keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe

We thank you for your on going support through this development chapter of life at Longshaw.

Latest updates

11 Jan 21

Courtyard capers

Round the back of the new build extension, retaining walls are being built and fronted with dry stone walling, and these will form the structure our new terraced courtyard. The outdoor covered seating canopy is also in place, which will provide shelter and shade for visitors.

Outdoor covered seating taking shape

11 Dec 20

Making links

The link structure between the old and the new café spaces has been enclosed with windows and a roof. All of the windows are triple glazed to help us save energy and the roof covering is brown zinc, to tone with the brown hues of the old stone slates and help differentiate new from old.

Linking up the spaces

09 Nov 20

Wonder at the windows

Windows have been installed in the new frontage of the existing café space and it is beginning to look rather smart. The original natural gritstone from our old cafe has been recycled and crafted into the new pillars.

Windows for new cafe have been fitted