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“Close to Sheffield”
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.
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Close to Sheffield”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Lovely views, great place for a gentle walk, parking, cafe and toilets what more could you need? Two minutes away you will find The Fox House Pub which also serves meals and is very popular with walkers.

Visited December 2013
Thank Michelle W
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English first
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471 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“Super Cafe after a walk”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We are lucky to live close by to this National Trust facility and often visit the cafe after a walk around the Estate. The scones are baked daily and I would go so far as to say they are the best in Sheffield/Derbyshire. No microwaving of these scones - they are always fresh and crispy. The other dishes are always nice and they tend to use, where possible, ingredients grown in the Estate garden. The coffee is good too and all the food is very reasonable and the staff are young and helpful.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank SheffieldPip
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Northern Hairy Wood Ants!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I've walked and climbed for many years in this beautiful area but have never actually taken advantage of the car park and visitor centre at the Longshaw Estate. Paid our £1 for an activity card so that our daughter could do the 'Ant Trail' (as featured on BBC Radio 4!) and went in search of Northern Hairy Wood Ants and their nests. Along the way we found fairy houses carved into old trees, secret paths, amazing views over to Higger Tor and beyond, things to climb on made of old trees, and the Boggarts' various hiding places. The ants are amazing and don't disappoint (they are towards the end of the walk so if you are coming with very small children then it might be best to do the walk in the opposite direction to that recommended in the activity card - but do the whole walk if you can).

Activity card is very informative and has lots of activities packed into two pages. In fact, it was so exciting that it was taken into school for a 'show and tell' the next day!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Liz B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Walks and Facilities”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We came to the estate to do the two trails of geocaches they have here which are family friendly. We got a free hot drink for completing one of the trials which was nice! The coffee shop was very nice and as a previous reviewer has said I was really impressed by their fruit scones, best I have ever had, (and I am quite an expert unfortunately!). It it a good location for families to have a walk and their are toilets available too. the car park is £4 for the day or you can park on the road nearby.

Visited September 2013
Thank Helen B
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Epworth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A Great Walking Destination”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Second visit to the Peak District & decided to head for Padley Gorge after seeing it on the National Trust website. Lovely area and lots of walking trails. Had a really nice meal at the on site cafe/visitor centre, which was reasonably priced. Car parking was reasonable priced too. A must is getting a map as there are lots of walking trails. We picked up a generic brochure but, it wasn't specific enough to make it clear where we were going. Somehow we managed to find everything we wanted to see, in a mostly circular route, without getting lost. More luck than judgement though. The only thing I think could be improved is more markers on the main routes. There are so many paths & trails that it would be easy to get lost. All in all though a good hike round in a beautiful location. Would definetly consider going for one of the free guided walks on a Sunday or Wednesday morning at 1100 am.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank NLGKB
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