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Slide Away (and Give it All You’ve Got)

12 March, 2016

Due to a busy March diary, this was a relatively quick follow-up to our last hike across the Kinder plateau, when over thirty Freshwalkers yomped from Edale to Glossop only a fortnight earlier. Nonetheless, another twenty-four hardy but expectant souls gathered outside Glossop train station so...

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Edale Valley: Hills, Chills and Bellyaches

17 January, 2016

The first Freshwalks of 2016 and potentially the freshest to date, scanning the weather forecast in the week prior. Yikes. For the first time, I reluctantly switched the route with 48 hours to go as Kinder Scout threatened to present blizzard like conditions and temperatures to c...

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It’s Networking, But Not As We Know It.

08 November, 2015

Turning up at Carluccio’s at Piccadilly Station I was greeted by a worried looking Michael Di Paola. Thom Hetherington, co-founder of Freshwalks and our guide for the day, was forced to drop out due to a dodgy knee and Michael wasn’t confident of the chosen route. However, this problem wasn’t ins...

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Confessions of a First Time Freshwalker!

21 October, 2015

Hi, my name is Joanna and I am a Freshwalker. There, I said it. More importantly, I actually did it! Having initially joined the roll call back in July, I’d finally persuaded myself that this was going to be the one – and what a walk it was! As a resident of Liverpool and some...

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September Kinder Surprise

20 September, 2015

A month on from our Edale soaking and the latest crew were primed and ready to pen another chapter in the Freshwalks story. The forecast had been knife-edge stuff all week but now poised to come good as a mostly dry day loomed large. In terms of the group, I was excited but nervo...

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Edale (Water Levels) Rising

17 August, 2015

Sold out, with a waiting list to boot. Over fifty walkers had signed up for what would surely be a glorious mid-August walk with a fortnight to go. Suntan lotion at the ready and I’d even considered the possibility of lumping some disposable family BBQs up Jacob’s Ladder. Oh yes, this would be a ...

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Five Ways Freshwalks Can Benefit You and Your Business

15 July, 2015

1. Team Building Show me a team that doesn’t need a big fat shot of together gel from time to time? The desolate environment of the Dark Peak is a perfect setting to create an intimate vibe, naturally bringing people closer. Even a high-performing team might find it use...

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A Summer Walk on Glorious Bleaklow

11 July, 2015

Eleven months on from our inaugural event last August, we thought it was about time to retrace that wholly enjoyable, heather-clad route around the harsh moorland landscape of Bleaklow. A classic, if slighter shorter, hike than our last two forays towards Kinder and one to allow us the added bonu...

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Ten Reasons You Should Come to Freshwalks

01 July, 2015

1. Exercise Don’t underestimate the physical effort required on our routes. Our typical 10 mile plus walks are a fair slog on some difficult terrain. Designed to get the blood pumping, lungs bursting and legs wobbling. You’ll know about it the following day.

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