Freshwalks

01
Oct

Keswick & Derwentwater

A two night Lake District autumn tour to Keswick including hikes to Catbells and Skiddaw.

On Thursday, we plan to take the Keswick launch across Derwentwater to Hawse End and starting our afternoon 8km walk up towards Catbells. After returning on the ferry, we plan to check into our accommodation before enjoying some further networking in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Friday will begin with a hearty breakfast (groups of 6) to fuel our 21km challenging circular hike from Keswick up to Skiddaw. At 931m, Skiddaw is one of the highest mountains in England.

Please be aware, subject to demand, there may be easier routes available.

12:00 - 10:00
Mixed km
Difficulty - Challenging
Local pubs and eateries
07
Oct

Staunton Harold Reservoir & Calke Park

Staunton Harold reservoir – Melbourne Parks – Spring Wood – Calke Abbey – Staunton Harold reservoir.

For our second event in the East Midlands, we’re heading to Staunton Harold reservoir, one of the largest in Leicestershire and the historic Calke Abbey estate. We’ll explore the countryside and woods around the area at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising.

This reservoir loop and woodland walk straddles the Derbyshire and Leicestershire borders including the historic Calke estate, making it the perfect opportunity to link with networkers beyond your usual geographical remit.

10:30 - 13:30
10km
Difficulty - Moderate
TBC Gov Guidance
09
Oct

Brown Wardle Hill & Watergrove Reservoir

Watergrove Reservoir – Middle Hill – Brown Wardle Hill – Rossendale Way – Watergrove Reservoir – Wardle

Join us to explore the South Pennines above the delightful Watergrove Reservoir.

Starting at Watergrove Reservoir car park, this moderate 10km walk heads up Ramsden Road, climbing steadily towards the summit of Middle Hill. We then continue towards Brown Wardle Hill – including a small drop down to Little Middle Hill – all the while, enjoying views back over the reservoir. The route then comes full circle via the Rossendale Way back towards our starting point.

10:00 - 13:30
10km
Difficulty - Moderate
TBC Gov Guidance
14
Oct

Bollington to White Nancy

Bollington – White Nancy – Kerridge Hill – Bollington

A short 6km stroll out of Bollington climbing up to White Nancy and the Saddle of Kerridge.

This brand new route is a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us.

We intend to meet at Pool Bank car park in Bollington from 10:15 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:30. We’ll return to the village centre around two hours later where you are welcome to go on and enjoy some refreshments and lunch in groups of 6 in a local eatery – subject to government guidance at the time.

10:30 - 12:30
6.5km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
16
Oct

Marsden to West Nab Circular

Marsden – Butterley Reservoir – Wessenden Reservoir – West Nab – Meltham Moor – Deer Hill Reservoir – Marsden

This time, we’re taking on a brand new route in the familiar setting of Marsden in West Yorkshire.

We intend to start the walk at 09:15 from Marsden station. Trains from Leeds and Manchester arrive shortly before.

We expect to arrive back in Marsden mid-afternoon where you are welcome to either depart or go on and refuel in groups of no more than 6 in The Riverhead Brewery Tap.

9:15 - 15:00
16.5km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
22
Oct

Kinder Sunrise

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

We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking in the Peak District – a great way to set yourself up for the day ahead.

The plan is to head through the village and quickly pick up the steep paths of Grindslow Knoll – aiming to arrive at the top by 07:30. Sunrise is approximately 07:37. We’ll then head along the edges of Kinder Scout and descend via Ringing Roger, zig-zagging our way back down to Edale village.

6:30 - 10:00
8km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
23
Oct

Anglezarke Reservoir & Great Hill

Anglezarke Reservoir – Limestone Brook – Great Hill – The Goit – Anglezarke Reservoir

Join us for a rewarding walk on the West Pennine Moors offering arguably the best views in Lancashire from the lofty summit of Great Hill.

Our route skirts the pretty wooded fringes of Anglezarke Reservoir before climbing steadily up onto the moors to reach the top of Great Hill, where the views extend over much of the northwest of England to Snowdonia, The Isle of Man and the Lakeland Fells.

We then cross the moors on an airy trek over a flagstone path before descending back to the reservoir with an option to continue your conversations in the welcoming bar of the canalside Top Lock Inn.

10:15 - 14:30
14km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
23
Oct

West Kirby to Hilbre Island

West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island

We are returning to West Kirby and the stunning Hilbre Island. We will head along the coast to Red Rocks before walking two miles across the Dee Estuary to discover this archipelago, consisting of three islands, straddling the England and Wales border.
The unbridged tidal islands of Hilbre are a beautiful place for walking and spotting rare and endangered wildlife. This walk is in association with Pro Liverpool.

10:45 - 15:00
10km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance