Walks for Women+: Knutsford & Tatton

Tatton Park – Knutsford Entrance

As part of our Walks for Women+ series, we’re heading back to Tatton Park. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.

We intend to meet outside the Knutsford entrance to Tatton Park and enjoy a glorious loop around Tatton at a relaxed pace, stopping somewhere en-route for a picnic opportunity.

We’ll then head back to Knutsford where you’ll be able to join the rest of the group for refreshments and/or food at a suitable venue.


10:00 - 13:00
Difficulty - Easy
Village pub TBC

Chinley & Whitehough

This gorgeous circular route sees us quickly climb to the highest point of the walk along Cracken Edge and Chinley Churn. After enjoying panoramic views stretching deep into the Peak District, we’ll then cut across to Old Hill Road which skirts the hillside and offers equally expansive views in the other direction. We’ll descend back into Chinley via a local nature reserve. We should arrive back around 1pm and we’ll head to the excellent Old Hall Inn (in the adjacent village of Whitehough approx 12 mins walk away) for food and drinks. You’ll be able to drive round too if easier.

9:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Medium
Old Hall Inn, Whitehough

West Kirby to Hilbre Island

West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island – West Kirby

The unbridged tidal islands of Hilbre are a beautiful place for walking and spotting rare and endangered wildlife.

Our route sees us initially 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.

It’s a fabulous route and a real hidden gem in the North West of England.

12:30 - 16:00
Difficulty - Easy
San Fedele Wine Bar & Deli

Derwent Edge

We’ll start in the familiar location of the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre at Fairholmes and will initially head south along the eastern shores of Ladybower. After a few kilometres we’ll then begin our climb up onto Derwent Moors passing White Tor and the Salt Cellar en-route to Derwent Edge. Our route then heads out deeper into the moors, passing Back Tor and Cartledge Stones Ridge before we begin our descent back into the valley via Abbey Brook. We’ll eventually reach the Upper Derwent Reservoir and return along its shores back to our starting point.

10:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Hard
Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Kinder Scout Summer Sunset

Hayfield – Sandy Heys – Kinder Downfall – Kinder Low – Edale Rocks – Hayfield

An evening circular route starting and ending in the picturesque Peak District village of Hayfield.

The plan is to head past Kinder Reservoir before beginning our ascent of Kinder Scout via a stiff ascent of Sandy Heys then traverse the edges of Kinder Scout before taking our sunset picnic at Kinder Downfall.

We’ll continue our walk onto the highest point of the day at Kinder Low before beginning our descent back to Hayfield via Edale Rocks.

A perfect way to spend these extended light summer evenings.

17:30 - 22:30
Difficulty - Medium

Old Glossop and Bleaklow (10th anniversary special)

Old Glossop – Lightside – Dog Rock – Wain Stones – Bleaklow Head – Higher Shelf Stones – Doctor’s Gate – Old Glossop

Welcome to Freshwalks and for a tenth anniversary special, we’re heading back to our roots by retracing the original steps of August 2014. We’ll start the day outside Glossop station and after cutting through Old Glossop, will make our way up the steep slopes of Lightside towards Bleaklow via Dog Rock. Thereafter, we’ll take in the B29 Superfortress plane crash site at Higher Shelf Stones before returning to Old Glossop via Doctors’ Gate as we did ten years ago.

10:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Hard

Walks for Women+: New Mills & Mellor Cross

New Mills – Mellor Cross – New Mills

We’re heading back to New Mills. This route is a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.

We intend to meet in the car park of the Pack Horse Inn, New Mills from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45We’ll return to the pub around two hours later where you are welcome to join us for optional refreshments and food.

We’ll enjoy a glorious circular walk that heads up to Mellor Cross and provides stunning views across the Manchester city region and of the higher peaks in the other direction.

10:30 - 12:45
Difficulty - Easy
Pack Horse Inn