Seven Trigs Challenge

Edale – Kinder Low – Kinder Downfall – Mill Hill – Bleaklow – Black Hill – Marsden

We’re collaborating with Tink Adventures to deliver a summer charity challenge walk in support of the Peak District National Park Foundation.

At Freshwalks, we share their belief that the Peak District National Park should be enjoyed and protected for everyone forever.

The Three Dark Peaks, from Edale to Marsden takes us on a classic Dark Peak odyssey involving Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill inside a single but very long day. For context, this walk is longer and involves more uphill walking (approx 10-15%) than the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

7:30 - 21:30
Difficulty - Challenging
Self-support (food and drinks)

Summer Social: Hathersage to Hope

Hathersage – Bretton – Foolow – Great Hucklow – Smalldale – Hope

The Barrel Inn (6km), a traditional Derbyshire country inn. Its panoramic views of the majestic Hope Valley and the Peak District National Park are magnificent and on a clear day you are able to enjoy views over five counties.

The Bulls Head, Foolow (8km), in the picturesque, limestone hamlet of Foolow. A traditional country inn dating back to at least 1753.

Queen Anne Inn, Great Hucklow (10km), dating back to 1621 and set in lovely surroundings, a typical old style country inn with its history and character prevalent throughout.

Ye Olde Bowling Green, Smalldale (14.5km), ‘The Green’, as it is known by locals, has traditional country pub character with low beams, brasses, local historical pictures and beautiful coal and log fires.

The Old Hall Inn, Hope (17km), a traditional 16th century coaching Inn, firmly established as one of the best places to stay, eat & drink in the Hope Valley,

10:00 - 18:00
Difficulty - Medium
The Barrel Inn

Gastrowalks: Blind Bull, Little Hucklow

An exclusive series of short countryside walks and long leisurely lunches at the UK’s top gastropubs. Outstanding netwalking and culinary experiences for business leaders.

We’ll head to the south side of the Hope Valley, passing close to the Navio Roman Fort on the River Noe at Brough. Quickly joining the old Roman road, Batham Gate which linked Buxton to Melandra (Glossop) before starting our climb up Brough Lane towards Abney Moor. The summit affords fine alternative views of the Great Ridge and sweeping across to Stanage Edge.

We’ll then gently descend off the moorland, passing through the village of Great Hucklow before landing at the Blind Bull between 1pm and 1.30pm.

Time for a drink, time to relax and time to enjoy some incredible food in good company.

9:30 - 16:30
Difficulty - Moderate
Blind Bull

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 from 10.30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10.45. We’ll enjoy a glorious loop around Tatton, stopping somewhere en-route for a picnic opportunity.

We expect to arrive back in Knutsford between 13.30 and 14.00 where you’ll be able to head for refreshments and/or food at a suitable venue.

Explore this beautiful Cheshire parkland at a relaxed pace.

10:30 - 13:30
Difficulty - Easy
Village pub TBC

Waterloo to Freshfield

Waterloo – Crosby – Formby – Freshfield

We’re excited to be back on Merseyside in 2022 for a series of walks delivered in collaboration with Haines Watts and Bathgate Business Finance.

The walk begins outside Waterloo Sunset Cafe, close to Marine Lake. We’ll head straight for the seafront to join the Sefton coastal path, walking in the direction of Crosby Beach, permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.

Passing through Crosby we’ll walk along the coast, close to Blundellsands and Hall Road stations. We cut inland temporarily to circumnavigate Altcar rifle range before a final stretch of beach along Formby Point. We plan to end our walk at The Freshfield public house.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Medium
The Freshfield public house

Wild Bowland & Dunsop Bridge

Dunsop Bridge – Whitendale – Brennand Valley – Ouster Rake – Whin Fell – Trough of Bowland – Dunsop Bridge

This autumn, we’re heading into the wild heart of the Forest of Bowland, where hen harriers and peregrine falcons soar over the fells as the first autumn colours gild the wooded valleys.

Starting in the pretty hamlet of Dunsop Bridge, we’ll follow the River Dunsop into the Bowland fells before forking off into the remote valley of Whitendale, from where we’ll climb up onto the plateau briefly before descending into the Brennand Valley.

From here, it’s a steep ascent via the infamous Ouster Rake up onto Whin Fell – from where the views stretch out across Morecambe Bay to the Isle of Man – followed by a steady descent into the Trough of Bowland and back to our starting point.

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Hard
Self-support (food and drinks)

Walks for Women+: Capesthorne Hall

Redesmere Lake – Capesthorne Hall

We’re heading to Capesthorne Hall for the very first time – a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us.

We begin our walk at lakeside, skirting Redesmere Lake’s eastern shoreline, walking in the direction of Capesthorne Hall where Freshwalkers will enjoy glorious views across its ponds.

Thereafter, the walk continues down quiet country lanes and across farmland at a time of year when golden autumnal colours should be bursting through across the landscape.

We plan to head to The Churchill Tree at Alderley Park for some optional lunch and refreshments after the walk. It’s only 6 minutes drive away in the direction of Alderley Edge and Manchester.

10:30 - 12:30
Difficulty - Very Easy
The Churchill Tree

Women in Property - Hope & Castleton

Hope – Lose Hill – Back Tor – Hollins Cross – Castleton – Hope

Our route will see us initially ascend the lower slopes of Lose Hill where views of the surrounding valley will become increasingly spectacular.

The summit will be a well-deserved lunchtime picnic spot. We’ll then walk eastwards along the Great Ridge, dropping off Back Tor (vertigo sufferers should take caution here) and then at Hollins Cross we’ll begin our descent down in Castleton.

Subject to progress we’ll likely take the opportunity to enjoy a quick drink and toilet stop at one of the village pubs before the final 2.75km (45 mins) stretch back to Hope.

We’ll head to the excellent Old Hall Hotel for some pre-ordered pub food and well-deserved refreshments.

10:30 - 16:00
Difficulty - Medium
Old Hall Hotel