Freshwalks

21
Aug

Disley Sunset Picnic

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

This later afternoon / evening route sees us heading south out of Disley past Bollinhurst Reservoir before passing East Lodge on the way into the centre of the wonderful National Trust estate of Lyme Park. Our return will include a gentle climb upto the highest point of the walk at The Cage before we drop back to our starting point via the North Cheshire Way.

16:30 - 19:30
6.5km
Difficulty - Easy
The Ram's Head
29
Aug

Discovering Campfield

Explore the area wedged between Spinningfields and Castlefield with stories of pioneers, potatoes, bollards, a fair, a flight, weapons, TV, doorframes and more.

12:30 - 14:00
The Oxnoble
30
Aug

Macclesfield to Leek

Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Three Shires Head – Lud’s Church – The Roaches – Meerbrook

For a late August classic adventure we are taking on a brand new route starting in Macclesfield Forest, finishing just short of Leek. The route takes in many of the South West Peak District’s finest highlights, including ‘the Matterhorn of Cheshire’, Shutlingsloe, the waterfalls at Three Shires Head, the chasm at Lud’s Church and the glorious views from The Roaches – a near perfect linear walk for the dedicated Freshwalker.

8:30 - 18:30
23km
Difficulty - Very Hard
The Lazy Trout
06
Sep

GM Ringway: Stage 3 (East Didsbury to Bramhall)

East Didsbury – Cheadle Village – Micker Brook – Bramhall Park – Carr Wood – Bramhall

Stages 3 of the GM Ringway trail heads out of East Didsbury through Cheadle village and the tree-lined Micker Brook. It then enters the picturesque Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail, little known except to locals. The route then heads into Bramhall Park with its lakes and the Tudor Bramall Hall  before finishing past the gorgeous ancient woodland and tinkling stream of Carr Wood.

10:00 - 14:30
11km
Difficulty - Easy
The Mounting Stone
06
Sep

Southgate Circular

Southgate – Pwlldu – Bishopston Valley – Pennard Castle

Our inaugural walk on the glorious Gower Peninsula will see us starting at the National Trust car park in Southgate, walking across beautiful cliff tops to the hidden Pwlldu bay. Heading inland we’ll walk up Bishopston Valley and return to the cliffs above Three Cliffs Bay via Pennard Castle, enjoying fantastic views.

10:30 - 14:30
10km
Difficulty - Moderate
Three Cliffs Coffee Shop
20
Sep

Chapel-en-le-Frith to Whaley Bridge

Chapel-en-le-Frith – Shining Tor – Whaley Bridge

This superb route – one of our favourites – will see us walking out of Chapel-en-le-Frith, under the shadow of Combs Moss up to the highest point in Cheshire at Shining Tor before dropping back across the county border to Whaley Bridge.

8:00 - 16:30
20km
Difficulty - Hard
TBC
27
Sep

Marple and Peak Forest Canal

Marple – Peak Forest Canal – Roman Lakes – Marple

This walk is a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us. Our route sees us heading south out of Marple along the Peak Forest Canal where we’ll enjoy the increasingly semi-rural waterside surroundings at a very gentle pace before crossing the River Goyt to head back along the river via the Roman Lakes into Marple Bridge.

10:30 - 13:00
6.5km
Difficulty - Very Easy
TBC
12
Oct

Edale to Ladybower

Edale – Mam Tor – Back Tor – Lose Hill – Win Hill – Ladybower Reservoir – Hope Cross – Jagger’s Clough – Ollerbrook – Edale

The day will start with a stiff climb up towards the peak of the Shivering Mountain, Mam Tor. We’ll then head along the ridge, with magnificent views in every direction, past Hollins Cross and Back Tor up to Lose Hill. After a quick descent into the Hope Valley, we’ll start our next climb of Win Hill, hopefully arriving for a spot of lunch around 1.30 pm. We then drop down to Ladybower Reservoir where we follow the shore for a couple of miles before a final climb back into the Vale of Edale. It’s a tough route that combines green valleys, jagged peaks, forests, moorland, reservoirs and crossing streams.

9:30 - 16:30
23km
Difficulty - Very Hard
Old Nag's Head
18
Oct

West Kirby Circular

West Kirby – Caldy Hill – Royden Park – Thurstaston – Wirral Way – Marina Lake – West Kirby

This time, we have a brand new route heading out of a familiar starting point, West Kirby. We plan to take a circular loop taking in many of the highlights of this part of the Wirral, including Caldy Hill, Thurstaston Common and the Marina Lake as we head back into West Kirby.

9:00 - 15:30
16km
Difficulty - Moderate
Wro Bar