Freshwalks City. Movers, shakers and city slickers.

Our City walks are bite-sized versions of the original experience, courtesy of our team of qualified tour guides.

Our mission is to get Manchester’s business community walking more and lunchtime is perfect to stretch your legs around town. You are going to meet some amazing people, make valuable business contacts and return to the office buzzing with energy and ideas.

There’ll be a few nuggets of local knowledge sprinkled across the walks but first and foremost, it’s about learning something new whilst getting gentle exercise on carefully selected routes that will stimulate interaction and conversation.

  • Light exercise
  • Network on the move
  • Learn something new
  • Stimulate your brain (and have a more productive afternoon)
  • Lunch or coffee at a local independent
  • Encourage positive behavioural change in yourself

Confederates, Canals and Cotton

This walk will explore some of Liverpool’s oldest medieval streets. We’ll learn about the important role played by Liverpool during the American Civil War and the city’s unofficial Confederate Embassy, about the cotton trade and its legacy and the importance of the canals.

Our mission is to get Liverpool’s business community walking much more. To encourage behavioural change that will undoubtedly improve the health and wellbeing of the working population and positively affect business productivity. You are also going to meet some amazing people, make valuable business contacts and return to the office buzzing with energy and ideas.

Liverpool Entente Cordiale Tours is led by Julie Kershaw, an official Liverpool Blue Badge Tour Guide. There’ll be several nuggets of historical insight sprinkled across our walks around Liverpool city centre but Freshwalks City is also about light exercise on carefully selected routes that will stimulate interaction and conversation among our guests.

12:30 - 14:00

Northern Quarter Public Art

The tour tracks the transformation of the Northern Quarter since the 1970s when it was in decline in the wake of the Arndale Centre opening.

The area, the one with the highest density of protected buildings in the city, was cited by cultural icon Tony Wilson in the early 90s as being ‘our Detroit’ owing to a mass evacuation of businesses. Abandoned and ruined it was the public art that turned the area around from 1998 onwards, discover that original arts trail and be surprised at what you find!

This is the first collaboration with Hayley Flynn of Skyliner.

12:30 - 14:00
Crazy Pedro's

Vale of Edale Sunrise

Edale – Mam Tor – Hollins Cross – Back Tor – Lose Hill – Hope

For our second Sunrise event in the Hope Valley, we invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious morning sunrise.

The plan is to leave the village immediately and quickly pick up the paths that climbs towards Mam Tor – aiming to arrive at the top (517m) by sunrise at 07:32. It will require a fairly steady pace to do so. After a short break, we’ll then walk along the ridge towards Lose Hill, facing the sunrise. We should arrive in Hope before 10:00 where we will head to the Tea Rooms at the Old Hall Hotel for a traditional Derbyshire breakfast.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Hard
Old Hall Hotel

Manchester Music Tour

Manchester Music – It’s all about the love!

A musical whizz through Manchester’s great music heritage from rambling on Sundays, via the Showbiz Hotel, down a hole in the neighbourhood, falling in love, not being in love, reaching for love, love tearing you apart, one love, tainted love, to who knows where… who knows when.

We’ll meet (at 12.30pm) on the front steps of Manchester Art Gallery before taking a 45 minute walking tour around the city centre on the theme of Manchester Music.

12:30 - 14:00
Atlas Bar

International Women of Manchester

International Women of Manchester.

For International Women’s Day, we remember the achievements of women from all over the world who have made Manchester their home. These women have made great contributions in many areas of our lives including science, literature, music and business.

12:30 - 14:00