Padley Gorge and Longshaw Estate

Submitted by GaryShipp on 26 June 2010
OS Explorer Map: OL24 - The Peak District
 
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A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Grindleford, Derbyshire, about 5km (roughly 3 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. From Grindleford Station you can explore the beautiful Padley Gorge, a designated Site of Special Interest for its plants and wildlife. The surrounding woods are one of the best surviving examples of ancient oak woodland in the South Pennines. Start: Grindleford, OS Grid: SK249788 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 160m (525ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 310m (1019ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 150m (494ft)
Max. Elevation: 330m (1082ft)

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OS Grid: SK249788
Start of the walk
OS Grid: SK251787
The footpath to the Gorge is clearly marked from the station.
OS Grid: SK252792
Pooh sticks are optional!
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SK256798
Cross back over Burgage Brook
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SK263798
A National Trust property with a Visitor Centre, housed in the Shooting Lodge. In the meadow below, the country's oldest sheepdog trials are held each September.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SK257793
From here take care to find the descending path back through the woodlands heading SW.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SK253786
Turn west towards the road and find the path on which you arrived back to the station.
OS Grid: SK250788
Visit the station cafe for some well earned refreshments whilst you wait for your train home.
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