Views and woodlands walk

Walking trail

We’re finding that popular spots like Longshaw and the Eastern Moors are getting extremely busy, especially at weekends. We expect our car parks to fill up very quickly on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, so we encourage people to plan ahead and check our social media channels for updates and visit at quieter times. This will help us keep our places safe and enjoyable for everyone. We ask that all visitors please park safely and considerately in designated spaces and not on roads or grass verges, as this can block access for farm tenants, local residents and emergency services. We also remind people that BBQs/campfires are not permitted and ask everyone to help us look after our beautiful Peak District countryside by taking their litter home with them.

The walk includes some short, steep sections, uneven ground and mud. Please make sure you're wearing sturdy footwear.

A peaceful pause for this Pied Flycatcher

Map

Map showing route

Start:

S11 7TZ

1

Start at Longshaw Tea Room. With your back to the tea-room, walk down the path, turn left and follow path to a gate. Through this gate you’ll see yew trees and two millstones. Go through the gate slightly to the left onto the main drive. Walk along the main drive, between twin gateposts and past a companion stone. Continue past the crossroads, marked by a four-way wooden signpost, and go through a double gate. Go past another gate on your right and carry on until you reach a stile on your right.

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Stone gateposts and companion stone

2

Turn right and go over the stile, down into a tussocky field, and follow the packhorse track paved with ancient, worn stones, straight down the hill. The stones give way to boggy ground and the path is indistinct in places. Keep heading straight down the hill and the stones will reappear near the bottom, where you will see a wall and a holly tree, and a little stream flows over the rocks.

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Ancient stone track

3

Bear left, passing the holly tree, and go along to the corner of the wall. Turn right and cross the stream, and then walk up the steep bank into a tiny oblong field. On the left there is a double gate. Go through this and follow the path uphill, heading towards the rocky outcrop of Tumbling Hill. In the top right hand corner of the field, go through a gate and take an immediate sharp left following the wall. After a few yards take a right fork up steeply to the top of Tumbling Hill, where there is a fantastic panoramic view of White Edge, Eyam Moor, Hope Valley and Higger Tor. Take care, this is a cliff top!

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Path and trees show the way

4

Continue along the path towards the trees, going along the ridge past a large cairn. Follow the path into the woods until your reach a wall. Turn right down the hill towards Haywood car park. Follow the path with the car park on your left.

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View of Hope Valley

5

At the end of the car park, take a sharp right turn past the remains of a gate and an electricity pylon. Follow the path down the hill through Hay Wood, where you will see bluebells from mid-April. In about 100m, the path forks. Take the right hand fork slightly uphill. When you reach Tedgness Road, a quiet residential road, turn right onto it and continue until you reach the main road.

A woodland carpet adorned with bluebells

6

Cross the main road with care and turn right along the pavement. Almost immediately turn left down a steep tarmacked footpath. At the bottom turn right towards Grindleford Station.

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Footpath to station

7

Walk over the railway bridge and turn right through a narrow gap stile into Padley Woods (do not cross the stream.) From here, there is a maze of paths going up into the woods. Follow any of these, keeping the stream on your left and the road on your right. It’s a lovely place to explore but please be aware that there are some steep drops in some places, so take care. Eventually you will emerge from the woods onto grassy moorland via a small gate.

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Pied flycatcher

8

Turn right steeply up to a gate and cross the road with care and through another gate towards Granby Barn (information barn). Follow the path through another gate and past the pond. Continue on the main path through more gates and walk back to the Longshaw cafe and the start of your walk.

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The pond reflects the blue sky

End:

S11 7TZ

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Views and woodlands walk

Terrain

The walk includes some short, steep sections, uneven ground and mud.  Please make sure you're wearing sturdy footwear.

Please keep dogs on leads to prevent disturbance to wildlife and farm animals.

Views and woodlands walk

How to get here

Address
S11 7TZ
By road

7.5 miles (12.1km) from Sheffield, next to A6187 Sheffield-Hathersage road.

Views and woodlands walk

Facilities and access

  • Longshaw Cafe open daily. Toilets located in this area
  • Park at Woodcroft pay and display car park. NT members park for free but please remember to bring your membership card with you to scan
  • Well behaved dogs on leads welcome