Edale – The Nab – Ringing Roger – Crookstone Knoll – Alport Castles – Jagger’s Clough – Ollerbrook – Edale
An epic full day circular trek connecting the Vale of Edale to the Alport Valley via Kinder Scout and surrounding woodlands. We start the walk from Edale train station at 07:30. You can either drive and meet us there or catch a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:40, arriving in Edale at 07:26. As we start in pitch black, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing including waterproofs and either walking boots or shoes. You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast snacks (pastries or cereal are ideal) and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 08:15. We should arrive back in Edale around 15:30
Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Trentabank Reservoir
This is our first Sunrise event of 2024 in Macclesfield Forest. We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious sunrise from the summit of Shutlingsloe which towers above Macclesfield Forest and the Cheshire countryside below.
As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing and either walking boots or shoes.
You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 08:20. We should arrive back at the start between 10:00 and 10:15.
Hadfield – Bottoms Reservoir – Tintwistle – Valehouse Reservoir – Rhodeswood Reservoir – Longdendale Trail – Padfield (Hadfield)
We’re heading back to Hadfield (near Glossop) for a gentle morning winter ramble on mostly good trails and reservoir paths. This route has been designed for those with busy diaries seeking a half day walk option or those looking for a less demanding Freshwalks experience. The walk sets off from Hadfield station and after joining the Longdendale Trail, drops down to the reservoir path to begin a clockwise loop, circumnavigating Bottoms, Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs. The route should offer reasonable protection from the winter elements and includes a cosy, welcoming village pub at the end.
Dunham Massey Circular
For our first Walks for Women+ event of 2024, we’re heading back to Dunham Massey. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.
We intend to start the walk at 10.30am from the main car park and will set a very gentle pace around the grounds of this wonderful National Trust estate. We’ll return to either a cafe or pub for some optional food, drink and further chat less than a couple of hours later.
You will need to wear appropriate footwear (walking boots ideally in January) and layered clothing and bring a small bottle of water but we’ll send out detailed information the week before the walk.
Hope – Win Hill – Lose Hill – Back Tor – Mam Tor – Cave Dale – Castleton – Hope
Welcome to Freshwalks and our first classic hike of 2024. A brand new route and epic full day hiking adventure, starting and finishing in Hope in the Hope Valley. We intend to start the walk from Hope train station at 09:45. You can either drive and meet us there or catch a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 08:48, arriving in Hope at 09:37.
We should be back in Hope around 16:00 where we’ll head to the Old Hall Hotel for some food and drinks.
Deansgate – Bridgewater Canal – Salford Trail – Woden’s Footbridge – Deansgate
We’ll meet outside Atlas Bar on the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth St West, before venturing out of the city along the Bridgewater Canal. We plan to leave the canal at Throstle’s Nest Footbridge and will cross Trafford Road in order to return to the city via The Salford Trail along the banks of the Irwell.
The walk should take a little over an hour at a decent pace and we’ll start at precisely 12pm. At the end of the walk, we invite you to join your newly made contacts for some optional lunch at Atlas Bar. Pre-orders will be requested via email about a week before the event. The walk should end around 1.15pm and the lunch event around 2pm.
Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green Nature Reserve – Jackson’s Bridge – Sale Water Park – Broad Ees Dole Nature Reserve
For the latest in our Walks for Women+ series, we’re heading to the leafy suburbs of Chorlton from where we’ll explore a popular local nature reserve and loop out to Sale Water Park and the Bridgewater Canal. This completely flat circular route is a perfect entry level opportunity for Freshwalkers of all fitness levels, mixing riverside paths and woodland trail walking.
We intend to meet at Ivy Green car park (opposite the Bowling Green public house) from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45. Given typical progress we should return to our starting point sometime around 12:30 where we’ll then head off to find a local pub or cafe on Beech Road to enjoy some optional lunch. No worries if you have to head off straight away though.
Edale – Grindslow Knoll – Grindsbrook Clough – Ringing Roger – Edale
We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious morning sunrise from Kinder Scout.
We intend to start the walk from Edale train station at 06:30. As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing including waterproofs and either walking boots or shoes.
You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 07:40. We should arrive back in Edale a couple of hours later (approx 10:00) where you can stay on for some cooked breakfast and a hot drink.