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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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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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