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LONGSHAW ESTATE - 17/08/03

Today we visit the National Trust's Longshaw Estate. You can find Longshaw to the West of Sheffield and Chesterfield, about 10 miles from them both. The weather today is dry, with occasional sunny spells and about 21˚C temperature.

A more recent visit to the Longshaw Estate can be accessed by clicking here, 06/02/05.

We park on the National Trust car park, which is 1, or free for National Trust Members, the car park is a short walk from the Visitors Centre as shown in the photo on the left. There is a cafe here with maps and information about the estate, although you cannot visit Longshaw Lodge itself, built in 1827, as it is now private flats.
From the Visitors Centre we walk towards Burbage Brook on the other side of the B6521 road, the Heather is at it's best.
     
We head north after crossing over the Brook; walking alongside Burbage Brook we then cross another bridge further upstream, the circular route takes us back to the Visitors Centre. There are many other walks to be enjoyed around the 1,600 acre Estate and nearby, including Padley Gorge, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
     
We return through Castleton and the Winnats Pass, for more photos of Castleton and the surrounding area click here for details from our visit on the 14th March 2003.
 

  

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