Freshwalks. The classic experience.

Our Classic walks are the original Freshwalks experience; in the countryside, on the coast, in the mountains and on the moorlands. From easy half-day 8km rambles to epic full-day 30km treks, these walks offer the perfect blend of networking and exercise all year round. No matter the weather.

Allow yourself or your team a day out of the office to boost physical fitness, improve mental wellbeing and bond with other like-minded business professionals over a shared sense of achievement.

The rush of adrenaline and release of endorphins will almost certainly tinge you with that legendary Freshwalks feeling. It’s positively contagious. And if not, the home-cooked pub food and locally brewed ales will surely do the trick for you.

  • Exercise to improve physical fitness
  • Improve mental performance
  • Connect and collaborate with like minded professionals
  • Reduce stress, increase creativity
  • Push your comfort zone, shared sense of achievement
  • Pub food and drinks to celebrate
10
Jul

Edale to Mam Tor

Edale – Hollins Cross – Mam Tor – Rushup Edge – Upper Booth – Edale

For our next walk within social distancing guidelines, we’re once again heading to Edale and tackling the mighty Mam Tor. We intend to leave Edale car park at 09:30 and expect to return to the village sometime around 13:30 where, fingers crossed, a beer garden will be waiting for us.

This walk will move at a relaxed pace, to offer a slightly more ambitious opportunity for beginners used to easy or moderate routes. Nobody will be left behind.

9:30 - 13:30
10km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC
16
Jul

Cheesden Valley & Ashworth Valley Circular

Cheesden Valley – Deeply Vale – Ashworth Valley – Owd Betts

We will venture into the Cheesden and Ashworth Valley, nestled between Rochdale and Bury. An area full of heritage and ancient woodlands, Ashworth Valley was home to many early industrial revolution mills, the ruins of which can be spotted along the walk. During the 70s the Deeply Vale Music Festival was hosted locally, and we will travel through this area on the route.

We aim to start the walk at 10.30am and finish mid-afternoon at Owd Betts, an 18th century pub on the edge of Scout Moor. There is also a Granelli’s ice cream van if we get good weather.

Image: Tom Jeffs

10:30 - 14:30
14km
Difficulty - Moderate
Owd Betts
22
Jul

Chinley Sunset Picnic

Chinley – Chinley Churn – Cracken Edge – Chinley

A circular route, based out of the Peak District village of Chinley, this will be a superb summer evening hike with fabulous views of rural surroundings.

You will be able to take the 16:42 train from Manchester Piccadilly (calling at Stockport) to arrive in Chinley at 17:09. We expect to be back in Chinley just after 8pm where we will head to the excellent Old Hall Inn (in the neighbouring village of Whitehough) which should be fine to accommodate our group for some food and well-deserved drinks in its large beer garden.

17:00 - 21:00
9km
Difficulty - Moderate
Old Hall Inn
24
Jul

Tatton Park

Tatton Park – Tatton Mere –  Old Hall – Tatton Park

We are heading to Tatton Mere for the first time – a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us.

We’ll enjoy a glorious loop around Tatton Mere, stopping at the Old Hall in Tatton Park, halfway round, where there should hopefully be toilets open. We expect to arrive back in Knutsford around 16.00 where we’ll hopefully enjoy refreshments at a suitable venue, subject to current government guidance nearer the time.

14:00 - 16:00
5.5km
Difficulty - Very Easy
TBC
31
Jul

Macclesfield Forest Circular

Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Shining Tor – Lamaload Reservoir – Tegg’s Nose – Ridgegate Reservoir

This brand new route will take in Cheshire’s finest hills as well as some gorgeous forest and reservoir walking. A perfect summer hike for Freshwalkers who like to tackle our harder routes.

We end the walk at the Leather Smithy public house, not far from the car park at our starting point. Don’t forget, you will need to bring a good supply of water and a packed lunch. We also encourage you all to pay for and pre-order a pub meal for our return so the pub can plan and prepare accordingly.

9:00 - 16:30
22km
Difficulty - Very Hard
The Leather's Smithy