A great walk for photography

Walk through the Longshaw Estate to see Padley Gorge

Map Guide: OS Landranger 119 or Outdoor Leisure 24

Overview Countrywalker Grading
Steady walk across moors to Grindleford Station and then up through Padley Gorge. Moderate (height of 369M, 1211ft)
Footpaths Time taken
Walking on tracks and trails. 3 hours (including breaks)
Starting/ End Positions Distance
A circular walk from Longshaw Lodge (SK266790). 4.5 miles (7.2 Kilometres).

White Edge Moor in the Peak DistrictStart at Woodcroft Car Park on the Longshaw Country Estate near the A6187. Walk down through the car park and then veer to the left through woodland past the old Ice House, keeping the buildings of Longshaw Lodge on your right. You will come across a large white gate with the National Trust signpost further on. Follow the track until it splits, taking the right path up a slight slope to the A625.

Cross over and through another large gate up a wide track. Follow the sign which will take you over White Edge Moor past White Edge Lodge. After this the path turns into a grassy field, keeping to the right, which after 1/2 mile will lead you to the A625 again.

Cross the road and turn left. After a few yards you'll see a gate on your right with a National Trust sign. Follow this tree and hedge lined broad track for 1/4 mile until you see a stile on your left. Climb over and walk down the valley towards Oak's Wood. Keep to the right here and follow the path into the wood, keeping the stream on your left side.

Totley Tunnel in Grindleford in the Peak DistrictThe path gets fairly steep with large boulders along the way down to another road (B6521). Cross over, bear left and then right and head down through woodland towards Grindleford Station Cafe for refreshments if required. Continue across the railway bridge past the 3.5 mile Totley Tunnel and follow the road around and past Padley Mill until you see a steep broad track going upwards on your right. This is quite steep but shouldn't take too long.

At the top is another National Trust sign and a gate. Follow this path for about 1 mile up the wooded gorge. The sides of the gorge will get steeper here and you'll be further away from Burbage Brook which flows through it. You will come to a gate.

Burbage Rocks in the Peak DistrictOnce through you'll see the huge Burbage Rocks to your right. This is a good place to have a break, but can get quite busy in the summer months. The walk continues over the next footbridge up to the road (B6521). Cross over and turn right for a short while and then turn left up a stile and through Granby Wood ahead. Follow the path around the pond and keep to the left of Longshaw Lodge. Refreshments can be purchased here.

Follow the path over the small bridge here. You'll see one of the car parks ahead of you, turn right and follow the wooded path up to a gate. Go through this and walk along the grassy path which soon turns to open land on your right. After 1/2 mile you will come to the wood near the car park were you started.

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Walk last updated: May 2018