Destination Longshaw

Project
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.

An update for our visitors so far.....In 2015, we provided a better welcome with an enlarged main car park. In 2017, we opened a new short pathway giving access to the woodlands in between the car park and back drive. In 2018, we finished building a new workshop so the Rangers can store machinery away from the visitor areas. We also installed our welcome building in the main car park, which is proving popular and allows us to provide information to our visitors and in turn they share the highlights of their days out with us.

You may have spotted that our electricity substation is now complete and we have relocated our offices to free up the space below for our cafe refurbishment. Plans are now underway so please note that the Longshaw cafe is now closed as of the 24th February 2020, so that the work can be carried out safely. There will be a temporary catering cabin and toilets near the Welcome Building in the main Woodcroft car park, which will be open from 2nd March but please keep an eye out for updates on our website and our @PeakDistrictNT social media channels, as the weather conditions have had an impact on the progress.

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

Latest updates

27 Feb 20

Longshaw cafe is now closed for its refurbishment

Plans are now underway so please note that the Longshaw cafe is now closed as of the 24th February 2020, so that the work can be carried out safely. The work involves building an extension to the café and creating more toilets, outdoor covered seating and a kiosk. From the 2nd of March there will be temporary catering and toilets near the Welcome Building in the main Woodcroft car park but please check our @peakdistrictnt social media channels for any updates or changes. Thank you for your on going support during this exciting time of change.

Our new temporary catering area coming soon!

2019

Woodland work in the hub area

We are excited to be making preparations for our café extension, which includes felling some trees around the cafe. There will be a gap between the tree felling and the building works, because the tree work needs to happen in winter to minimise disturbance to wildlife. The building work is planned to start in early 2020. We are keeping as many of the mature trees as we can, but many of the beech trees have been damaged by squirrels and need to be removed. We will be re-planting a diverse mixture of new native trees in the area, when the work is complete, to help diversify the woodland around the central hub. Any questions about the work, please contact us via peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk

31 Jan 19

Project Cafe Extension is underway!

We are thrilled to have been granted planning approval for our café project! The plans include an extension to the café, more toilets, outdoor covered seating and a kiosk. This year, we’ll be working on the detailed design and getting the project out to tender. The photo you see is a virtual mock up to give our visitors an idea of what the final outcome might look like. The team are working incredibly hard to ensure we can improve the visitor welcome at Longshaw - well done team and thanks to all our visitors for all their support and patience.

A virtual mock up of our Cafe extension