Longshaw Experience Design Project

Architects drawings of proposed woodland walk

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

We've provided a better welcome with the new main car park, and this summer we opened our woodland path. We are currently building a new workshop so the rangers can store machinery away from the visitor areas.

We are currently finalising our plans for the café, incorporating views from the consultation sessions. These will be submitted as a planning application soon.

Meanwhile, our work on the ranger base continues in order to move our conservation base to one location, freeing up space for other things (watch this space!).

Latest updates

22 Dec 17

Ranger base construction

It's week five of our ranger base construction, and we can see things happening above ground. Progress was slow early in the weeks due to all the ice that just wouldn’t melt - but eventually the steels were delivered and the impressive steel construction team put pretty much the whole frame up in a day. We hope to have the building completed by spring.

A ranger base under construction

20 Nov 17

Ranger base build begins

Construction of the new ranger building at Longshaw in the compound is starting on Monday 20th November. If we have good weather, the main building works should be completed by the end of March 2018. The new building will be a dedicated base for the Longshaw rangers, which can also be used by the Estate Team and volunteers. It will enable them to work more effectively, as well as freeing up space at the hub for our future developments

Building under construction

12 Nov 17

Visitor Centre improvements - end of consultation

Thank you for your views. We are incorporating your ideas into our designs before we submit a planning application.

Family eating their lunch outside Longshaw tea-room, with trees in the background.