Freshwalks

19
Mar

Freshwalks City: 41_Manchester Uber Alles

In the second part of our series of city walks celebrating the great history of European immigrants in Manchester, Emma Fox of Show Me Manchester is going to answer the question: “What did the Germans ever do for Manchester?”.

12:30 - 14:00
Albert's Smorgasbord
29
Mar

West Kirby to Hilbre Island

West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island

We are returning to West Kirby and the stunning Hilbre Island with a subtle tweak to our first walk there last August. We will loop along the coast to Red Rocks before walking the 2 miles across the Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island.

9:00 - 16:00
10km
Difficulty - Easy
Wro Bar
03
Apr

Freshwalks City: 42_Doctors, Disease and Cure

Hear from Philippa Vishnyakov of Reveal Manchester how Manchester’s early doctors tackled illness and ailments in a growing town. Includes stories of cholera, corpses, accidents and ethics.

12:30 - 14:00
Beastro
05
Apr

Chinley Circular (via Cracken Edge)

Chinley – South Head – Mount Famine – Chinley Churn – Cracken Edge – Chinley 

A brand new circular route, based out of the Peak District village of Chinley, this will be a superb springtime hike with fabulous views of rural surroundings.

9:00 - 13:00
11.5km
Difficulty - Medium
Old Hall Inn
10
Apr

Freshwalks Family (Edale)

Edale – Mam Tor – Rushup Edge – Edale

The plan is to leave one of our favourite villages, Edale and head up the Shivering Mountain of Mam Tor. We’ll be walking a bit further than our inaugural route and climbing up to 544m along Rushup Edge. The route will then see us drop down and return to Edale. Remember, nanna and grandad are welcome too. Like the kids, they go free!

9:00 - 14:00
10km
Difficulty - Easy
The Rambler Inn
24
Apr

Marple & Mellor Cross

Marple – Peak Forest Canal – Strines – Mellor Cross – Marple 

Our first evening walk of 2019 will see us heading out from Marple Station along the Peak Forest Canal towards Strines. We’ll then gently climb to the superb vantage point of Mellor Cross looking back towards Manchester before dropping back down towards the River Goyt and into Marple via the Roman Lakes. It’s a perfect entry level route for any walker of reasonable fitness.

16:30 - 20:30
11km
Difficulty - Medium
The Midland
26
Apr

Alport Valley

Edale – Kinder Scout – Alport Castles – Bleaklow – Glossop

This is a repeat of an epic route from 2017 which sees us take in both Kinder Scout and Bleaklow in one day, connected by the remote Alport Valley and the Lord of the Rings like backdrop of Alport Castles. This will be a superb hike for the experienced walker looking to explore some of the most remote landscapes in the North West of England.

8:00 - 17:00
27km
Difficulty - Challenging
The Wheatsheaf
03
May

Hebden Bridge Circular (via Stoodley Pike)

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Withens Clough Reservoir – Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve – Hebden Bridge 

This brand new circular route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is intended to bring together people from both Leeds and Manchester’s business communities. This will be a glorious May hike – with changing scenery including woodlands, reservoirs and moorlands – finishing in a charming market town easily accesible from both cities.

10:00 - 15:30
17km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC
10
May

Mouldsworth to Delamere Forest

Mouldsworth – Delamere Forest – Old Pale – Mouldsworth

After a successful walk in Delamere Forest last November, we are heading back to Cheshire for a springtime walk in association with Professional Liverpool.

 

9:00 - 15:30
18km
Difficulty - Medium
The Goshawk