Distance: 5 miles (8km)
Start/finish: NT Longshaw Visitor Centre car park, S11 7TY
Terrain: Trail, path
Toughness: Easy
Ascent: 205 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate
Good for: Families, woodland
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 53.3168, -1.6014 / SK2665580057

Scenic trail running around the spectacular Longshaw Estate. This run follows the
‘long route’ marked in green on the maps available at the Visitor Centre. Waymarking is sparse, so take directions with you if you want to stick to the trail, or do as we did on our first run here and lose yourself in the Estate’s splendour. In autumn the estate is a sensory overload of multi-coloured trees, fiery bracken, and shards of golden sunlight. There are spectacular views of the Derwent Valley from White Edge Moor, part of the gritstone edge which also forms Stanage and many other famous climbing venues in the area. There are many child-friendly activities at Longshaw.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From car park head west down hill on obvious path to Visitor Centre, turning right onto main driveway and heading north east
0.3 0.5 Cross B6521 and head north west along path through woodland
0.7 1.1 On reaching Burbage Brook turn left and follow path down Padley Gorge (signposted)
1.7 2.8 Turn left, leaving brook and heading south up hill, turning right onto road
2.1 3.4 Turn left up lane into Nether Padley and follow south up hill, continuing south east on footpath through woodland
2.8 4.5 Leave woodland, heading east, crossing road and continuing along footpath to copse
3.3 5.3 Turn left at path junction and head north east across White Edge Moor
4.0 6.5 Cross A625 and continue on footpath north west back to Visitor Centre

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