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Longshaw Sheepdog Trials

Longshaw Sheepdog Trials is thought to be the oldest trials in England with the first official trial being held in 1898. Many of the “One Man and his Dog” television programme competitors take part in the open classes held on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday there is a local class in the morning, and in the afternoon the double gather championship, comprising of the eight highest pointed dogs from both Thursday and Friday, takes place, for which the winner takes home and keeps a silver teapot. On Friday at approximately 12.30 there is a parade of English bloodhounds courtesy of The Four Shires Bloodhounds. Also, on Saturday morning there is a pre-entry fell race covering approximately six miles of varied terrain with 1100 feet of climb. Please see the Dark Peak Fell Runners website for more details. The magnificent trophies are on display daily. Hot and cold food is available, a beer tent and ice cream van are also on site. Parking is free. The skill and intelligence of these dogs is amazing and shepherding an old country tradition that must be kept alive. Come and join us for a day on the moors and see some of the wisest dogs in the world.
7.30am - approximately 5.30pm
Gate admission £5 per person, no charge for children
Free parking on the field
Longshaw Pasture, in front of Longshaw Lodge, Grindleford, Derbyshire S11 7TZ
Thu 31 Aug, Sat 2 Sep
Contact telephone: 01433 651852 Call to check latest times or cancellations.