26th March Ms Thelma Griffiths A History of the Longshaw Estate

Through some beau­ti­ful pic­tures and her extens­ive know­ledge, Thelma revealed that there is much more to the Longshaw Estate than most of us real­ised. Even the walk­ers amongst us were sur­prised to learn of parts of the estate, such as the lake and quarry of which they were unaware. The spec­tac­u­lar White Edge Moor over­looks the Derwent Valley and forms part of the long grit­stone edge stretch­ing from Stanage towards Birchens Edge south of Chatsworth House. It was ori­gin­ally part of the Duke of Rutland’s shoot­ing estate, with Longshaw Lodge as the accom­mod­a­tion. It is also the home of the Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials, reputed to be the oldest con­tinu­ous sheep dog trials in the coun­try. This year the National Trust cel­eb­rates its 80th year of care for the estate fol­low­ing the sale of the estate largely due to death duties. The sched­ule of events this year include a memor­ies of the mass tres­pass on Kinder and much else. So much to see, so much to do! Have a look at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw
Longshaw White Edge with White Edge Lodge in foreground