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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Longshaw Estate

Longshaw Estate
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Owner description: Looked after by the National Trust, Longshaw is a wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. Visit the tea room and shop for a cream tea or hearty meal (open 363 days/year), explore the estate's waymarked trails and natural play places, or join in a free guided walk or a National Trust event. The spectacular White Edge Moor overlooks the Derwent Valley and forms part of the long gritstone edge stretching from Stanage towards Birchens Edge south of Chatsworth House. If you have time, discover the old quarry workings at Bole Hill.
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Longshaw estate is at the edge of great country side. Wonderful walks through sheer beauty amongst the trees to open out onto far reaching views.

It is one of my favourite places.

Visited October 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“I defy you not to be impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Longshaw Estate comprises some very varied terrain and it is worth looking at all of it. For those who don't mind walking this is one of the many treasures nestling in Derbyshire but within easy reach of Sheffield. Walking can vary between easy to moderate.

The main estate looks pleasant enough and the National Trust visitors centre (the old shooting lodge) is a welcome sight for those who have explored and are in need of refreshment. You could just sit outside and just take in the beauty of Higger Tor and Carl Walk. However, the Longshaw Estate has many more locations for you to explore and they include:
Padley Gorge: seriously pretty and kids love it. As pretty a place for a summer stroll as you can imagine. Flowing water, undulating footpaths and the odd waterfall. Walk further into the gorge and see the change in pathways and the density of the trees.
Bolehill Quarry: you will be hard pushed to find as many grindstones as you will see around here. Be amazed at the numbers and the size and marvel at the landscape from where they come from. The views from the top of the quarry are fabulous.
Yarncliff Quarry: now used by climbers who come some distance to visit it. It is well hidden but worth the two minute walk from the road to just look at it.

Parking is available in the estate car parks (NT members free of course) and on some of the roads that surround the estate. I'm embarrassed to say that I had not visited until I was over 50. Don't fall into the same trap. It really is well worth the trip.

Visited September 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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“Perfect for a taste of Englishness and the Peak District”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Good food in the cafe. Interesting landscape and open views. Walks accessible with ordinary footwear.

Visited October 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“My Salvation in the PEAKS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

One of the most peaceful, gorgeous, spiritual places to visit in the Peaks. From here you can access a myriad of hidden treasures. Padley Gorge. Burbage Ridge, etc etc. Easy walking.

Visited August 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Variety of walks, well signed, plenty of "facilities"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We came upon this place by accident after starting a walk from Hathersage. Since then we have used this as a good "base" for lots of walks, as it has a good cafe/info site and it offers such a wide variety of walks. If you can get up early enough, or go on a wk day, there is plenty of places to park other than the National Trust car park. We often get lost on walks, but this place is fairly well signed. I live near Clumber Park Notts, and this is like a mini Clumber, but with lots of walks along streams, dales, uphill etc. Stunning views. Try out the Grindleford train station cafe 2 miles away (lovely walk to that) on your travels - great stuff if you like cheap and cheerful, which you often do when walking. Finally on a practical note, we have walked for miles around here and keep coming across basic but very welcome bathroom facilities!

Visited September 2012
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