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Winter Warmer Longshaw Guide Walk

A lovely winter walk with a small group which takes in Padley Gorge, Millstone Edge, Higger Tor and Burbage Edge.

  • Distance: 9 miles/14.5km.
  • Ascent: 900ft/280m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Easier.
  • Great For: New and experienced hill walkers wanting a new year’s breath of fresh air!
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1500. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Longshaw Estate National Trust, Woodcroft Car Park,  S11 7TY.
  • Location Map >


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After walking through the pleasant grounds of the National Trust owned Longshaw Lodge, we descend to the fairy tale woodland of Padley Gorge and explore the beautiful stream, moorland, millstone quarries and rocks around the upper part of the Gorge. Our walk then takes us along Millstone Edge which has one of the most stunning views to be seen in the Peak District! We climb gradually on to our highest point, Higger Tor and also explore a hill top called Carl Walk, reputed to be an Iron Age fort. From Higger Tor, our route follows the long gritstone escarpment of Burbage edge via Burbage brook all the way back to Longshaw.

Additional information

Walk Date

Saturday 11 January 2025

What’s 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.  There are public toilets close by.


  • 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.


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 >


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


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…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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