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Freshwalking with… Jasper Cox

30 December, 2018

Jasper Cox, son of Jon Cox at Nutickets, came along to one of our Freshwalks Family event back in October 2018. Here's how he found the day.

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The Freshwalks Weekender: A Review by Roz Hughes

03 October, 2018

I’ve been a keen Freshwalker for a few years now so, when MDP suggested a weekend in the Lakes, I was quick to sign up. There’s something about Freshwalks which guarantees a good time (if we forget about the Hathersage five-hour walk in the rain last May, that is!). I can’t really put my finger o...

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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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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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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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