Freshwalks

21
Apr

Disley Sunset Picnic

Disley – Bollinhurst Reservoir – Lyme Park – The Cage – Disley

Join us for a semi-rural short countryside walk out of Disley village with stunning hillside views.

A circular route, based out of the Cheshire village of Disley, this will be a superb spring evening hike with fabulous views of rural surroundings. Please note that if the Park remains closed after 4.30pm (as it currently is) we’ll take an alternative route up Black Hill instead; timings will be unaltered.

17:00 - 20:00
8.5km
Difficulty - Moderate
The Ram's Head
23
Apr

The Yellow Hills and Hoghton Bottoms

Pleasington – Witton Country Park – Billinge Hill – Hoghton Bottoms – River Darwen – Pleasington

Join us for a stunning rural ramble that explores the suburban fringes of Blackburn and paying homage to the greatest fellwalker of all. Starting at Pleasington station, we climb up into the Yellow Hills before dropping down to the River Darwen at Hoghton Bottoms to admire the cascades then returning to the start point to catch an afternoon train back into town.

10:15 - 14:00
12km
Difficulty - Moderate
TBC Gov Guidance
23
Apr

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. 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. This walk is in association with Pro Liverpool.

10:45 - 15:00
10km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
28
Apr

Back to Town

As Manchester emerges from the shadows of lockdown, we’ll look back through history at times when the city had to overcome adversity.

A politically excluded town at the time of English Civil War that didn’t even have its own MP until 1832.

A derelict city of empty mills, factories and chimneys that adapted to a new economy after the fall of a once prosperous cotton empire.

A city that has faced terror but found hope.

A city that will soon fightback from this latest setback to rediscover its own unique brand of joie de vivre.

We’ll look back. We’ll look at what is happening. We’ll look forward.

29
Apr

Styal Country Park

A glorious riverside and woodland walk as we network along the Bollin Valley.

This time we are heading back to Styal Country Park – a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us. Please note that though we’d describe this route as flat there are some very occasional slightly strenuous up and down (steps) sections. You can take your time though!

10:30 - 12:30
6.5km
Difficulty - Very Easy
The Ship Inn
30
Apr

Old Glossop to Bleaklow

Old Glossop – Cock Hill – Clough Edge – Bleaklow Head – Higher Shelf Stones – Doctor’s Gate – Old Glossop

A vintage Dark Peak experience exploring Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop.

We’ll climb steeply towards Cock Hill before reaching Clough Edge and sweeping out towards Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones.

9:30 - 15:30
16km
Difficulty - Hard
Packed Lunch
05
May

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle – Derwent Valley Heritage Way – Ambaston – Elvaston Castle

We’re heading back to the gorgeous and historic Elvaston Castle Country Park. We’ll explore its maze of paths and further afield, the Derwent Valley Heritage Way at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising.

After a leisurely walk, we’ll either head to the cafe in the courtyard or take a picnic lunch somewhere appropriate in the grounds, abiding by whatever rules are in place at the time.

11:00 - 14:00
10km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
06
May

Edale & Kinder Scout: Property Freshwalks

Edale – Ringing Roger – Kinder Low – Jacob’s Ladder – Edale

Welcome to Freshwalks, and better late than never, the first of our events created exclusively for the Property sector.

We are taking on a superb circular route out of the village of Edale in the Hope Valley but only 40 minutes from Manchester via train. This walk will blend beautiful valley views with wild, rugged moorland. The first hour of the walk will see us move uphill at a steady pace as we climb onto Kinder Scout but thereafter we walk more or less on the level at 600m+ before our descent back into Edale a few hours later.

10:30 - 16:00
15.5km
Difficulty - Medium
Rambler Inn