LONGSHAW GUIDED WALK
It’s Wednesday which means Longshaw guided walk for me. We did nearly the same route as last time for some reason. But I didn’t mind. I still enjoyed it. I am fascinated how the landscape looks different every time. Today we had remnants of last week’s snow. It was also sunny with blue sky. Yay!
From the cafe we went along White Edge Lodge, down onto Tumbling Hill and back to Longshaw.
It is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland located within the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
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 South Peak Estate.
At Longshaw, there is a tea room, shop and a learning facility called the Moorland Discovery Centre, which is a joint venture between National Trust and the Peak National Park. Also staff and volunteers run many events throughout the year on the estate relating to wildlife, the estate itself and many other topics.
The name of Longshaw is thought to have derived from the long wood in Padley Gorge.
We saw some stags. They were a bit far away for my camera so Kev kindly sent me some pics. Now, we have some animals on the blog too! 😀
Aren’t they just gorgeous?
Here’s me with far reaching views from Tumbling Hill but it was a little bit windy 🙂
Still some snow from last week’s Mini Beast from the East. Love it.
- Longshaw guided walks take place every Wednesday and Sunday
- Just turn up at the cafe at 11am. No booking required.
- It’s free!
- Walks take approx. 2 hours. Bring appropriate footwear and clothes.
Check out my previous posts on their guided walks.