Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook 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.

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Map route for Longshaw Estate Burbage Brook walk


Longshaw Tea-room, grid ref: SK264798


From the Longshaw Tea-room (currently closed for refurbishment), 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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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 Longshaw Tea-room along the drive. For a well deserved tea, coffee or sweet treat, head back to our main Woodcroft car park and there you will find our lovely staff at our temporary takeaway offer - Croft Cabin.


Longshaw Tea-room, 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

  • Longshaw Cafe open daily. Toilets located in this area also
  • Parking at Haywood, Wooden Pole and Woodcroft (pay & display). NT members park for free but please bring your membership card to scan
  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on this route
  • Please take all your litter home with you