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Team Work, Muddy Paws and Boots

10 September, 2017

The picture above says it all. Team work, camaraderie spirit, muddy paws and boots. Firstly, it was really good of my boss Janet to let me have the afternoon off to attend my first Freshwalks and it was truly a breath of fresh air. Freshwalks is networking with a difference. I...

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First-Time Freshwalker Shares Twelve Tips

10 June, 2017

On Friday 26th May, I attended my first Freshwalks, not really knowing what to expect or who I was going to meet, or even if I was going to be able to hold a conversation whilst walking up a hill… I was quite worried about that part actually… The 13km walk was planned to set off from Disley at...

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We Came, We Saw, We Kinder Conquered

10 May, 2017

A rollercoaster week of logistics as Freshwalks squared up to its first rail strike and came out fighting. There was no way our planned tribute to the Mass Trespass of April 1932 was going to be compromised, even if the day was morphing into a Planes, Trains and Automobiles movie tribute instead....

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Reviving the Spirit of Kinder 1932

03 April, 2017

I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from Manchester way I get all my pleasure the hard moorland way I may be a wage slave on Monday But I am a free man on Sunday Ewan MacColl, The Manchester Rambler A

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Freshwalks City Review

07 February, 2017

Written by Scott Hadden, Director and Chief Experience Officer at Mark Bratt Travel @ScottHaddenMCIM I have to say I have become more than a little fond of Freshwalks and barely missed any last year. It is for me the perfect combination:  lovely, humble people...

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Freshwalks in the City

17 January, 2017

Last Wednesday, Spinningfields saw the launch of Freshwalks City – a business networking group with a mission to get Manchester’s business community walking more. The city launch came after two successful years for Freshwalks which has seen nearly 350 of the region’s business leaders take on chal...

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2017: Challenging Hikes, City Walks & Much More

03 January, 2017

Hello Freshwalkers, a quick preview of our plans for 2017. After an amazing couple of years that have seen hundreds of the North West’s finest hike many thousands of miles, Freshwalks is evolving. More dates, new routes and the launch of a brand new regular format.

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Grindsbrook, with a Bit of Luck

28 August, 2016

Perhaps the last of our summer walks as the 8.49am train from Manchester Piccadilly snaked through the Pennines towards glorious Edale on Friday morning. Despite Thursday’s deluge, the weather had stayed true to a consistently optimistic forecast all week long. Dry, sunny and as warm as you’d wan...

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Chasing Stones on Bleaklow

25 June, 2016

With a background context of the EU referendum result, it seemed a perfect morning to escape the distinctly sombre mood at Manchester Piccadilly train station and head for the hills beyond Glossop. It had been over a month since our last walk, creating a real itch for the outdoors – evidenced ...

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