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“Educational visit and nature walk”
Review of Longshaw Estate

Longshaw Estate
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Longshaw is a beautiful part of the Peak District looked after by the National Trust. From a family day out to a base for serious walkers and cyclists, Longshaw has trails for all abilities and interests. Look out for spectacular wildlife and opportunities for photographers, too.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although situated only a few miles outside Sheffield The Longshaw Estate provides a magnificent contrast to the bustle of urban life whatever the season.

There is a variety of clearly designated and well maintained paths around the estate, some of which offer a variety of walks of differing length, challenge and views.
Most should be feasible for a person in reasonable health.

The natural world is the main attraction here, firstly the Derbyshire moorlands with its rugged Peak terrain shaped over millennia by wind water and ice into distinctive outlines, cut into here and there by fast running streams and coated by mossy peat, hardy shrubs and determined trees.

The fauna is equally adapted but may be more evasive, but deer, hares, smaller mammals, several species of birds and a variety of insect life especially on sunnier days can be seen.

The buildings have an interesting history and there are information boards placed, around the site in relevant places. Wherever possible the heritage has been maintained. The walled garden being a more recent restoration.

The cafe is well worth a visit and has some tasty treats on offer. This is also a gift shop with a selection of confectionery, conserves, stationery, books, crafts and other gifts.
Tables and seating are provided both inside and outside, and on a pleasant day the latter option is preferable, particularly with a tasty snack to help appreciate the view and ambience of the place.

There is also a visitor centre, sometimes this may be already booked but staff are always willing to help and are informative and highly knowledgeable.

An excellent place for rambling, or just for a gentle stroll of whatever length. Somewhere to enjoy a quiet hour or two. A place to unwind, or a site for potential species spotting, though nothing is guaranteed there, best to just enjoy this atmospherically relaxing environment as nature intended.

Thank ctoyne13
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

As a member visited last Sunday ( 7/10) and was manic with visitors which was great. All went well until tried to purchase guide book in shop (which was packed) and notice at counter stated I must pay at catering till....no way as there must have been a 20-25 minute wait with people queueing for food , maybe a staff/volunteer shortage ??? will go again though as thoroughly enjoyable location …..

1  Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lovely cafe, excellent NT cakes as usual. Good start place for walks. Lots of choice easy or as hard as you want to make it. Lots of parking.

1  Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

What a find. It seems this place is well known by locals but does not get picked up if you google something like ‘walking in the Peaks’.
It is just beautiful and takes you for a walk down the gorge and through ancient woodland. We found a walk on ‘Countryfile’ which was only three miles but took as about three hours as we took in the scenery. It is quite a demanding walk in places as the upward path is demanding in places.
It is also one of the best places to see cut and then abandoned millstones. It is a spectacular walk.

Thank R1chardN
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A gem in the NT portfolio. A must visit and what made this particularly enjoyable was the trail organised for the kids.

Thank fameboy67
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