Macclesfield Forest Sunrise

Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Trentabank Reservoir

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.

6:45 - 10:00
Difficulty - Medium

Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Longnor – Dowel Dale – Chrome Hill – Parkhouse Hill – Longnor

This challenging route explores the iconic pair of ancient limestone reef knolls, Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. Erupting harshly from the rolling green landscape of the White Peak, these two peaks resemble a dragon’s back from afar and offer outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.

10:30 - 14:30
Difficulty - Hard
Village pub TBC

Mackworth and Markeaton

Mackworth – Vicar Wood – Markeaton Stones – Markeaton Park – Mackworth

For our latest event in the East Midlands, we’re heading to Mackworth and Markeaton Park just west of Derby. We’ll explore the countryside and woods around the area at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising. This walk will be led byCarolyn Delehanty of Delehanty Consulting.

10:30 - 13:30
Difficulty - Moderate
The Farmhouse

The Tolkien Trail

Hurst Green – River Ribble – River Hodder – Stonyhurst College – Hurst Green

Explore the landscapes of the Shire in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings author who penned much of his magnum opus while staying at Stonyhurst College in the beautiful Hodder Valley. Tolkien wrote extensively while staying at this grand old college during the Second World War and many of the place names in this enchanted valley resonate with vividly described landscapes of the Shire.Meet at the charming old coaching inn of the Shireburn and enjoy an easy riverside ramble with some splendid autumn colours on display in the ancient woodlands before returning via the impressive façade of the college itself.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Shireburn Arms

Walks for Women+: Hayfield to Peep-O-Day

Bowden Bridge Car Park – Peep O Day – The Sportsman Inn

For a Walks for Women+ Christmas special, we’ve got a perfect opportunity for Freshwalkers used to our easier routes and looking for something slightly more challenging in order to experience some stunning Peak District winter scenery. We intend to meet at Bowden Bridge car park in Hayfield from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Sportsman Inn