The Background

Stories: Described as the ideal location for long walks with beautiful views and picnic places, this walk offers the perfect escape from the busy city. The National Trust’s work to combine nature and wildlife with a cultivated landscape offers a wide range of opportunities to explore the rich natural and historical resources of this part of the Peak District National Park.

Details: Distance: 7.74 km; duration: 2:42 h; ascent: 190 m. Difficulty: Intermediate. While good fitness is required, the paths are suitable for all skill levels. The route includes nature paths, roads and unpaved footpaths.

Waypoints: The walk starts at the Woodcroft car park at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate. We follow part of the Boggarts path before we pass the Longshaw Cafe and follow the path passing the duck pond and Granby Woods. Crossing the B6521, we pass the ice cream van and follow the Padley Gorge Trail southwards along Burbage Brook. The Grindleford Station Cafe invites to rest for a while before we continue through Upper Padley to visit the ruins of Padley Manor and Padley Chapel. We ascent through Bolehill Woods to find the remains of Bolehill Quarry. Crossing the A6187, we enjoy the views from Surprise View before we follow Millstone Edge and eastwards to Mother Cap. Descending, we cross the road again to pass Owler Tor Rocks and the ice cream van again, before following the path passing Ganby Woods again to the Longshaw Cafe for a final rest. We will follow the second half of the Boggarts path before we reach the car park and the end of the walk.