This walk highlights a selection of historical Manchester women whose good – and bad – actions may have been overshadowed by those of more prominent local heroines. Without mention of any Pankhursts, hear of the talents, lives and misdemeanours of Manchester women.
Albert Square – Castlefield – Bridgewater Canal – Chorlton Brook – Sale Water Park
This walk is the start of a brand new collaboration with GM Ringway, the long distance walking route for Greater Manchester which we are proud to support. Stage 1 takes advantage of historic canals, pedestrian pathways and an urban park to trace an ingenious and almost completely traffic-free route from the heart of the city to the green belt of the Mersey Valley.
Glossop – Lightside – Dog Rock – Higher Shelf Stones – James’s Thorn – Old Glossop
We are taking an early evening route which is a shorter twist on an old favourite. The plan is to head up Lightside towards the brooding plateau of Bleaklow. We’ll then head south towards Higher Shelf Stones for an evening picnic before descending back into Old Glossop via James’ Thorn just ahead of sunset.
Dunham Massey Circular
We are taking a brand new route around Dunham Massey – a perfect entry level for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us. This walk will be led by Katya Willems, who will set a very gentle pace around the grounds of this wonderful National Trust estate.
Hear tales of the fashionable clubs and societies of 19th Century Manchester, centred on what was ‘the handsomest street in Manchester’ (Mosley Street). We’ll finish the walk with an optional lunch at Grill on New York Street.
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.