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