NOVEMBER 2018 – WALK EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK CHALLENGE – DAY 3 – more info here
The National Trust’s beautiful Longhsaw estate offers a variety of activites for every wildlife enthusiast. As you may know, I go almost every Wednesday and some Sundays. I also volunteer there now as a walk leader support.
Longshaw Estate, National Trust
The Estate has been owned by the National Trust since 1931, after being first bought by the people of Sheffield in 1928. It is part of the larger National Trust Peak District Estate and is run along with the High Peak Estate and White Peak Estate.
At Longshaw, there is a tea room, a shop and a learning facility called the Moorland Discovery Centre. The Moorland Discovery Centre is a joint venture between National Trust and the Peak National Park.
Its staff and volunteers run many events throughout the year on the estate relating to wildlife, the estate itself and many other topics. For example, these include the Trust 10K run, these guided walks and Christmas tree sales. For details of all these activities see their website here.
It was one of those not so great days. Very grey and rainy. But we were in luck as it stopped raining just before the walk. As we were returning back to the cafe, it started to rain again. Great timing!
We went from Longshaw past the pond, down to Padley Gorge and up to Lawrence field and to the top of Bolehill Quarry. Returning back to Longshaw via Owler Tor, along Burbage Brook.
National Trust Longshaw Guided Walk
- Run by a team of estate volunteer walk leaders
- Every Wednesday and Sunday whatever the weather
- 11am – returning by 1.30pm
- Meeting outside the cafe at 11am
- Suitable footwear and clothes advisable
- It’s FREE! Booking not needed.
- Parking free if you are a national trust member, otherwise there is a charge
Attending those walks is a great way to meet new people and make friends as well as to find out about new routes in Longshaw area. Not to mention it is great for your body and mind. 🙂
Read about some of those walks I have done in the past here.
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