Winter Warmer - Longshaw Lodge

Winter Walk from Longshaw Lodge

1. Winter Warmer - Longshaw.

Saturday 7 January 2023. 


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


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.


The walk is about 9 miles/14.5 km with about 900 feet/280 metres of ascent.


The cost is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.  


Sunday 7 January 2023.


  • Fully booked

Meeting Place and Time

We meet at  Longshaw National Trust, Woodcroft Car Park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  



First of all please note: The National Trust advise that the A 625 is closed in places until February 2023 and I have also noticed signs for road closures on lanes around Grindleford this week. If this affects your route, the safest bet is to head to Hathersage, nearby, and then follow the directions from there. As follows: 

  • 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 £5 - £6 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


Joining the walk by train?  Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles, we can pick you up and return you to Grindleford train station which is close by - just let us know when you book. We don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park.


Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Hathersage is nearby and has a selection of B&Bs, inns, and self catering accommodation.  Visit our Accommodation Page.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?