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.

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.

With spring around the corner, progress is swiftly being made with the cafe refurbishment and we hope to have elements of the cafe open in line with government guidance. Please keep checking our website and @PeakDistrictNT social media channels for the latest updates.

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