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

City Express: Bridgewater Canal & Salford Trail

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.

12:00 - 13:00
Atlas Bar

City Express: Castlefield & New Islington

Castlefield – Rochdale Canal – New Islington – Ashton Canal – Kampus

A 5km urban netwalking event brought to you in partnership with Pro.Manchester and designed to work within the busiest working schedule.

We’ll meet outside The Y Club on Liverpool Road and venture through the heart of the city along the Rochdale Canal. We’ll leave the canal in Ancoats to cut through New Islington and then join the Ashton Canal to head back into town past Paradise Wharf.

At the end of the walk, we invite you to join your newly made contacts for some optional lunch at Nell’s Pizza, Kampus, where the walk will end.

12:30 - 13:30
Nell's Pizza, Kampus