Longshaw Estate winter walk

Walking trail

Enjoy a gentle winter walk alongside a tumbling stream, through atmospheric meadows and winter woodland.

Frosty woods with rushing river


Map route for Longshaw Estate winter walk


Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire


From the visitor centre, cross the drive and turn left along the path by the fence. Go through a small gate. Turn right and go downhill to, and through, the next gate.


Follow path downhill, through a corridor of rhododendron bushes, to Longshaw pond. Longshaw meadow will be on your right as you walk.

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Follow 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.

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Go past the small barn and through a small gate before crossing the road, then go through another gate a little further down the road.


Cross the bridge over Burbage Brook. To the left is Padley Wood. The sunken track leading away from the bridge is Hollowgate. It was once a busy route for packhorses, carrying goods across the Peak District.

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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 wardens 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 Toads 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.


Cross the road to the entrance of Longshaw Lodge and return to the visitor centre along the drive. Why not stop off for a hot drink and bite to eat in our cosy visitor centre tea-room?

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Longshaw Visitor Centre, grid ref: SK264798

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Longshaw Estate winter walk


Circular walk along good paths and drives. Several gates. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Longshaw Estate winter walk

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Longshaw Estate winter 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 Route 68

Longshaw Estate winter walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets - for all key areas are located at the visitor centre
  • Tea-room - at the visitor centre. Sells delicious homemade cakes and light lunches, drinks and ice creams
  • Shop - at the visitor centre. Seasonal plant sales and a range of National Trust souvenirs
  • Parking - at Haywood, Wooden Pole and Woodcroft (pay & display). Only Woodcroft is accessible to coaches
  • Dogs on leads are welcome but must be kept under control in grazing areas