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Padley Chill on the Hill Guided Walk

New to hill walking or want to go a little slower?  This is a chilled, easy-pace walk from the National Trust Longshaw Estate, taking in rocky tor, verdant gorge and a lovely view point over the Hope Valley

  • Distance: 5.5 miles/9km.
  • Ascent: 755ft/230m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Easier.
  • Great For: Those who are new to the hills or want to walk at a leisurely pace.
  • Approx Timings: 0945 – 1500. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Longshaw Estate National Trust, Woodcroft Car Park,  S11 7TY.
  • Location Map >

£40.00

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Description

We walk from the Longshaw Estate Tea Rooms with views towards the Peak District’s finest gritstone Edges, Burbage and Stanage.  A winding path with a couple of road crossings lead us from Burbage Brook and up to the lesser-visited Over Owler Tor.  The Tor has curious wind-carved stones and magnificent views towards Mam Tor and The Great Ridge. We make our way down to Padley Gorge where a rocky stream tumbles through ancient woods and down into the valley.  Here we stop at Grindleford Railway Station for a cuppa – the bustling cafe here has unique charm! A steady climb through the woods takes us to Tumbling Hill – a surprise viewpoint high above the Hope Valley.  An easy path takes us back through the Longshaw Estate to our starting point.

Additional information

The Walk

We walk from the Longshaw Estate Tea Rooms with views towards the Peak District's finest gritstone Edges, Burbage and Stanage.  A winding path with a couple of road crossings lead us from Burbage Brook and up to the lesser-visited Over Owler Tor.  The Tor has curious wind-carved stones and magnificent views towards Mam Tor and The Great Ridge. We make our way down to Padley Gorge where a rocky stream tumbles through ancient woods and down into the valley.  Here we stop at Grindleford Railway Station for a cuppa – the bustling cafe here has unique charm! A steady climb through the woods takes us to Tumbling Hill – a surprise viewpoint high above the Hope Valley.  An easy path takes us back through the Longshaw Estate to our starting point.

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at  Longshaw National Trust, Woodcroft Car Park, Nearest Postcode:  S11 7TY.  The Estate Tea Rooms and Public Toilets are close by.

Directions: 

  • Use post code S11 7TY to get to Longshaw
  • This post code will bring you to the Fox House Inn which is on a sharp bend
  • On the bend take the A6187 south (there should be a brown sign indicating parking)
  • After a few hundred metres there should be a another sign indicating a car park on your right
  • This is a ‘Pay and Display’ car park and costs approx £7 for four hours or more (you can pay by card), or is free for National Trust members.

Please see a Google Map showing the location of the Fox House Inn and the Visitor Centre Car Park here.

Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.  Just ask us when you book.

Facilities

Longshaw National Trust Estate has tea rooms and toilets adjacent to the car park.  The Fox House Inn is also within easy walking distance.  See Map here.

Hathersage is less than 10 minutes drive a way with a railway station, shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, accommodation, fuel station and toilets.  See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is an Easier Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.