Swarkestone Christmas Walk

Exploring the countryside south of Derby, including the medieval Swarkestone bridge which spans the River Trent.

Welcome to Freshwalks which brings business communities together in the safest, healthiest way – walking outdoors. For a Christmas special, we are heading to Swarkestone for the first time and are making the walk entirely complimentary as a thank you to our community for their support in 2021.

10:30 - 13:30
Difficulty - Moderate
Crewe & Harpur Pub

The Tolkien Trail

Hurst Green – River Ribble – River Hodder – Stonyhurst College – Hurst Green

Explore the landscapes of the Shire in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings author who penned much of his magnum opus while staying at Stonyhurst College in the beautiful Hodder Valley. Tolkien wrote extensively while staying at this grand old college during the Second World War and many of the place names in this enchanted valley resonate with vividly described landscapes of the Shire.Meet at the charming old coaching inn of the Shireburn and enjoy an easy riverside ramble with some splendid autumn colours on display in the ancient woodlands before returning via the impressive façade of the college itself.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Shireburn Arms

Christmas Party 2021

A festive celebration for our Freshwalks community.

We invite the whole Freshwalks community to join us for an evening of festive celebration at the end of another fabulous year of walking despite the challenging times you’ve all faced. A chance for reflection and to look forward to 2022 with optimism, excitement and energy.

18:00 - 23:30
Difficulty - Very Easy
The Kings Arms

Walks for Women+: Hayfield to Peep-O-Day

Bowden Bridge Car Park – Peep O Day – The Sportsman Inn

For a Walks for Women+ Christmas special, we’ve got a perfect opportunity for Freshwalkers used to our easier routes and looking for something slightly more challenging in order to experience some stunning Peak District winter scenery. We intend to meet at Bowden Bridge car park in Hayfield from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Sportsman Inn

Edale to Hathersage

Edale – Mam Tor – Lose Hill – Win Hill – Stanage Edge – Hathersage

Walk for children. Through the Hope valley. From Sunrise to Sunset in support of the NSPCC.

We hope to organise a team of 20 walkers and ask that you set yourself a minimum fundraising target of £50 each.

Click here for the Freshwalks fundraising page

7:30 - 16:30
Difficulty - Challenging
The Scotsman's Pack Country Inn

Walks for Women+: Dunham Massey

A wonderful winter stroll around this National Trust estate and ancient deer park.

For the latest in our Walks for Women+ series, we’re heading back to Dunham Massey. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Easy
Cafe or Pub

Hebden Bridge Circular

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Hebden Bridge

Join us for a glorious, autumn hike to the monument which dominates the rugged moorland of the upper Calder Valley: Stoodley Pike.

This classic circular walking route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is perfectly located for the business communities of both Manchester and Leeds to join us for some fantastic networking in the hills.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Medium
Village pub TBC

Kinder Sunrise

Edale – Grindslow Knoll – Grindsbrook Clough – Ringing Roger – Edale

Join us for our first Sunrise event of 2022. We invite you to enjoy some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious morning sunrise from Kinder Scout.

We intend to start the walk from Edale train station at 06:30. As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing including waterproofs and either walking boots or shoes.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Hard