Longshaw Estate
Longshaw Estate
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,046 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area
    We had a lovely family walk on the Longshaw Estate. Parking was free for National Trust members or 5 pounds for up to four hours and 7 pounds for longer. There was a very nice cafe, a great information centre and lots of greenery and wildlife on our walk. There were lots of great picnic spots along the way. Britain at its best.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Manky
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walks and well maintained paths.
    Beautiful walks surrounded by the amazing local wildlife. Padley Gorge is a photographer’s playground and won’t disappoint. Babbling stream with plenty of long exposure scenarios, twisting trees and amazing wood ants! Stopped off for a brew and a piece of shortbread at the Longshaw estate cafe, and must say, it was an amazing coffee in a big fat mug and the shortbread was delicious too. Toilets on site next to the cafe. Nothing here that could possibly disappoint and we will definitely be back! Great day out had!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Yorkshiregirl29
    East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Walk
    Having parked at Fox House we picked up the footpath to follow Padley Gorge gradually works it's way from open ground down through woods and rocky areas, headed up Yarncliff Wood onto Longshaw Estate. Such a beautiful area with plenty of variety. Cafe at the end of our walk was welcome and as usual the staff are very friendly and food and drink excellent.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Allomas100
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Magical Place
    Longshaw Estate is a perfect example of the beauty of The Peak District. There’s wonderful walks, a magical woodland and a stream to paddle in. If scrambling over boulders is you idea of fun then take the walk up to Grindleford. The National Trust cafe has a huge selection of home cooked meals and snacks. It can be extremely busy but it is efficiently run and has indoor and outdoor seating. A lovely place to be 😊
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Amy
    Sheffield, United Kingdom346 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place
    Lovely place to go walking. Lots of parking and clean toilets. Various walks you can do depending on what you want. Helpful NT staff and little cafe. One of our favourite places to come and walk.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2024
  • Diane A
    Bedworth, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views and well marked trails.
    A brilliant base with fantastic views and very useful for exploring the local area. We’ve been several times now and used the trails initially before finding the confidence to go off a little further. There is a good cafe and well maintained toilets. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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Chris L
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This review is for the recently refurbished cafe at Longshaw. My wife is gluten free. The cafe used to serve a variety of gluten free options, but now they do not provide any gluten free cakes (except pre-packed long life and high sugar options) and cannot cater for a gluten allergy! The Cornish pasty was very uninspiring and priced at £5.75 which would be normal in London but not in Derbyshire. The refurbished setting is lovely but the food has gone down hill with a vengeance!
Written May 20, 2022
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MrsTweedy
United Kingdom78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The countryside here is glorious. Stunning views, well waymarked routes, which given the weather gave us confidence so do a ‘proper walk’ otherwise given the conditions we probably wouldn’t have been so happy going for a long walk in new area.

For dog walkers I would recommend the Grouse Inn as the best place to eat (either mid way round the blue route) or as a two minute drive around the corner at the end of your walk. I do think NT needs to rethink its dog policy in some places, dogs aren’t welcome in the cafe, and when it’s -2 degrees and you’ve just had a bracing walk snow covered benches outside aren’t particularly appealing…. Rather than suffering in the cold pop round the corner to the lovely welcoming pub after your walk
Written December 14, 2022
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Karen G
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
The Longshaw estate is fabulous for walks and views that are just on my doorstep. The cafe, though a little small could always be relied on for excellent lunches and afternoon teas, so I was eager to try out the new, revamped and extended cafe. Afraid it was a disappointment. Gone are the homemade savoury dishes (soups, salads, filled pancakes, homity pie, quiches) and cakes. In their place are pre-packaged sandwiches, with the only hot food being a pasty or a sausage roll. There were long queues to be served. I'm hoping this is a temporary situation perhaps caused by shortage of staff and supplies. But if it's a new regime it does not impress. All that money spent on building a new cafe and it was better the way it was before!
Written September 8, 2021
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YorkieRobsons
York, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Parked here and did a lovely walk around Padley Gorge. The cafe is closed, but they had a pop up van selling basic drinks and snacks. The kids loved playing on the rocks along the way. It was quite busy, but the path is wide enough to keep to social distancing.
Written September 7, 2020
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Eva T
United Kingdom2,342 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We did park at Haywood car park, for 4 hours we paid £3.50 and the ticket machine didn't give us £0.50 back. There was no litter bin and generally I think as the car park was not tarmacked the price was a bit too much. Then we went for a walk but it was absolutely disgusting how many dog poos we found - that's why I gave only 3 stars. I tried to go into grass to check if there are any mushrooms but found only dog poos. The area is beautiful but after this visit I have strong feeling that National trust should exclude dog walkers from visiting this place.
Written September 2, 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a lovely family walk on the Longshaw Estate.

Parking was free for National Trust members or 5 pounds for up to four hours and 7 pounds for longer.

There was a very nice cafe, a great information centre and lots of greenery and wildlife on our walk. There were lots of great picnic spots along the way.

Britain at its best.
Written July 2, 2023
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Michael G
Bli Bli, Australia408 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
The Longshaw estate is particularly nice for walking however the cafe is overrated. Ice cream‘s were about £ 3 each, a small amount and not particularly good quality. I certainly would not recommend getting ice cream at the estate cafe. The garden area is nice for sitting however.

The service is ok but not especially friendly.
Written September 23, 2022
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Carole H
Derbyshire, UK58 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Not impressed with the new cafe. There’s less seating as half of it is ALWAYS shut off. Not good for social distancing at all. There are more tables outside than in which for anyone venturing here not wanting to sit out and be cold it is not ideal. For such a big organisation everything is disposable. Where has all the crockery gone such a wasteful experience with so much thrown away. There were teapots etc before where are they now! Car parking too expensive too. I am a local and very sad to see this place open up like this it could be so much better. Get your ECO hat on National trust and help protect the world not fill the landfill! Even if it’s recyclable this isn’t good enough. A very disappointing visit. You have too much good competition around in Hathersage to encourage anyone to go back
Written November 5, 2021
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Allomas100
Chesterfield, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Longshaw Estate is a perfect example of the beauty of The Peak District. There’s wonderful walks, a magical woodland and a stream to paddle in. If scrambling over boulders is you idea of fun then take the walk up to Grindleford.
The National Trust cafe has a huge selection of home cooked meals and snacks. It can be extremely busy but it is efficiently run and has indoor and outdoor seating. A lovely place to be 😊
Written October 11, 2023
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Yorkshiregirl29
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Having parked at Fox House we picked up the footpath to follow Padley Gorge gradually works it's way from open ground down through woods and rocky areas, headed up Yarncliff Wood onto Longshaw Estate. Such a beautiful area with plenty of variety. Cafe at the end of our walk was welcome and as usual the staff are very friendly and food and drink excellent.
Written October 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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