Sunday, 11 January 2015
Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire
Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland located within the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. The Estate has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1931 after being first bought by the people of Sheffield in 1928. It is part of the larger National Trust Peak District Estate and is run along with the High Peak Estate and South Peak Estate. At Longshaw there is a tea room, shop and a learning centre called 'Moorland Discovery Centre' which is a joint venture between National Trust and the Peak National Park. Also staff and volunteers run many events throughout the year on the estate relating to wildlife, the estate itself and many other topics.
The name of Longshaw is thought to have derived from the long wood in Padley Gorge.
[above text courtesy of Wikipedia]
T'was very windy, and the sky was quite boring, threatening rain, but it was a good walk.