A brand new route around Bramhall Park and the nature reserve of Happy Valley – a perfect entry level for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us.
Hathersage – Stanage Edge – Hathersage Lido
For a summer special, we are taking on a classic circular route, starting the day down in Hathersage, hiking up to Stanage Edge before returning to a privately booked, heated outdoor pool at Hathersage Lido. Stanage Edge is one of the most popular outdoor locations in England, especially with rock climbers. On a clear day, some of the views from the edge are amongst the best in the Peak District.
Crosby North – Formby – Birkdale
This time we are repeating our inaugural walk on Merseyside and walking from Hall Rd train station (North Crosby) past Formby to Birkdale via the Sefton Coastal Path. Attendees will be able to take part in shorter sections of the route on the day by either meeting us at Formby Point or finishing early at Ainsdale.
On 16 August 1819 the huge open area around what’s now St Peter’s Square, Manchester, played host to an outrage against over 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters; an event which became known as The Peterloo Massacre.
Hadfield – Longdendale Trail – Torside Reservoir – Woodhead Tunnels – Padfield
This is our first collaboration with the largest business development organisation in the north west, Pro Manchester. We’ll start the day down in Hadfield, before heading for the Longdendale Trail, walking along the reservoirs we often see from our forays onto Bleaklow. We’ll loop the length of the valley, stopping for lunch at Woodhead tunnels before returning to the Peels Arms back in Padfield, close to our starting point.
Explore the area wedged between Spinningfields and Castlefield with stories of pioneers, potatoes, bollards, a fair, a flight, weapons, TV, doorframes and more.
Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Three Shires Head – Lud’s Church – The Roaches – Meerbrook
For a late August classic adventure we are taking on a brand new route starting in Macclesfield Forest, finishing just short of Leek. The route takes in many of the South West Peak District’s finest highlights, including ‘the Matterhorn of Cheshire’, Shutlingsloe, the waterfalls at Three Shires Head, the chasm at Lud’s Church and the glorious views from The Roaches – a near perfect linear walk for the dedicated Freshwalker.