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Explore Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate and the Edges

  • Location Longshaw Estate, nr Grindleford, Peak District
  • Price from £38.00
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A guided walk exploring the stunning gritstone edges on the west side of the Peak District. Starting from the National Trust property Longshaw Lodge, we walk through the grounds and descend into the picturesque Padley Gorge. We cross the delightful stream and gently ascend through woodland to Millstone Edge via Laurence Field quarry. 

After experiencing “the surprise view” (weather permitting), we follow the edge keeping a look out for rock climbers bravely ascending the gritstone Towers and Tors and ascend to Carl Wark Hill Fort. The fort is a fine example of a reputed iron age hill fort but evidence suggests it could be Neolithic . 

After visiting the fort and viewing the ramparts we ascend to Higger Tor (434m ) with a chance to view the gritstone rock formations up close and then work our way along the undulating Burbage Edge via Upper Burbage Bridge to see evidence of discarded millstone wheels amongst the heather before returning to the car park. 

 The walk is about 10 miles/16k with over 700m elevation

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Other Not provided

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Walking boots. Waterproof rucksack with comfortable outdoor clothing including spare fleece or jumper, medium sized rucksack with waterproof liner, hat and gloves.
  • Waterproofs Waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Food Packed lunch and lots of snacks.
  • Drink Plenty of water - at least 2 litres.
  • Other Sun cream and midge repellant.


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.


Longshaw Estate, nr Grindleford, Peak District


Peak Walking Adventures

Peak Walking Adventures

Peak Walking Adventures is the experience provider for Explore Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate and the Edges