Most of the stone work piers have been completed on the existing café and the extension, with floor to ceiling windows to allow plenty of light in and connect the inside spaces to the woodland and the views. We can see how much brighter the new café is going to be, and where the best views of the landscape and trees will be.
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.
An update for visitors so far....The work to improve the cafe is now underway so please be aware that the Longshaw cafe is now closed as of the 24th February 2020, so that the work can be carried out safely. Our temporary catering offer 'Croft Cabin' is open and serving hot and cold drinks, scooped ice cream, sweet and savoury snacks, pasty of the day and sausage rolls served hot. Croft Cabin is located within our main Woodcroft car park and is open Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm.
We thank you for your on going support through this development chapter of life at Longshaw.
30 Sep 20
Letting the light in
28 Aug 20
We are excited to see the stonework going up on the extension, which is really starting to take shape now. You can also see two of the foundation pads for the courtyard canopy, where we’ll be able to have outdoor covered seating in the new courtyard behind the cafe.
04 Jul 20
Creating a building with a view
You can see that the front of the old café has now been removed. The stone that was taken down will be used to build up the new piers. Strip foundations have been poured for the new extension ready for the walls to be built up.