Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk

Walking trail

Hidden history and wildlife are waiting to be discovered on this gentle walk alongside a tumbling stream and through wildlife-rich meadows and ancient woodland. This trail is waymarked from outside the tea-room. Pick up a Longshaw Leaflet and simply follow the pink arrows.

two girls sitting on rock in stream


Map route for Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk


Longshaw Visitor Centre, grid ref: SK264798


From the cafe, cross the drive and turn left along the path by the fence. Go through a small gate. Turn right and head downhill.

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couple walking on footpath under shade of overhanging trees


Follow the path downhill, through a corridor of rhododendron bushes, to Longshaw pond.

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Follow the path round the pond, then downhill through Granby Wood, named after The Marquis of Granby, the Duke of Rutlands son. It was replanted with Scots pine in 1990.


Stop at Granby Barn to learn about the history and wildlife of the estate, then go down the path to a small gate, cross the road and go through another gate a little way down the road.

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Cross the bridge over Burbage Brook. The sunken track leading away and up from the bridge is Hollowgate. It was once a busy route for packhorses, carrying goods across the Peak District.In summer it's filled with the scent of heather. To the left of the bridge is Padley Gorge; why not take a detour and explore this fantastic ancient oak woodland?

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Walk upstream along the side of the brook.

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Continue up to the next bridge and cross over it to the path on the other side. This path was repaired by our rangers using an old technique known as stone pitching, which is embedding small stones into the ground like cobblestones.


Walk up the path, looking out for Toad's Mouth Rock on the roadside to the left. At the junction, near a small stream, turn right to a gate. Continue through the wood to a white gate.

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Cross the road to the entrance lodge of Longshaw and return to the cafe along the drive.


Longshaw Visitor Centre, grid ref: SK264798

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Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk


Circular walk along good paths and drives. Several gates and a short section of steep steps.

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

Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk

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Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk

How to get here

Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire
By train

Grindleford station 1 mile (1.6km), Hathersage 2 miles (3.2km), Sheffield 7 miles (11.2km).

By road

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

By foot

Many rights of way link the villages of Grindleford 2 miles (3.2km) and Hathersage 3 miles (4.8km) to the estate.

By bus

TM Travel 214 Sheffield to Matlock and 65 Sheffield to Buxton. As well as 272 Sheffield-Castleton, alight Fox House Inn, 2 mins from the estate.

By bicycle

Access via the main A1687 and network of local bridleways. Pennine Cycleway (National Cycle Network Route 68).

Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets, tea-toom and shop located at visitor centre
  • Parking at Haywood, Wooden Pole and Woodcroft (pay & display)
  • Dogs welcome on leads