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
29
Oct

Freshwalks Family: Hope Circular

Hope – Aston – Win Hill – Hope

A moderate walk out of Hope up Win Hill for the entire family with sweeping views of the Hope Valley and Ladybower reservoir.
The plan is to leave one of our favourite villages, Hope and climb steadily up towards Win Hill where we’ll enjoy glorious views over Ladybower Reservoir and the Hope Valley. And remember, nanna and grandad are welcome too. Like the kids, they go free*!

9:30 - 14:00
8km
Difficulty - Moderate
TBC Gov Guidance
04
Nov

Shipley Country Park & Mapperley Reservoir

Mapperley Reservoir – Cinderhill Coppice – Shipley Hill – Mapperley Wood – Mapperley Reservoir

For our third event in the East Midlands, we’re heading to Shipley Country Park near Ilkeston starting and finishing our walk at nearby Mapperley Reservoir.

Shipley Country Park offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape. We’ll explore the countryside and woods around the area at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising.

 

11:00 - 13:30
7km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
06
Nov

Vale of Edale Circular

Edale – Jaggers Clough – Ladybower Reservoir – Win Hill – Lose Hill – Back Tor – Hollins Cross – Mam Tor – Edale 

Witness a glorious autumn sunset from Mam Tor after an epic circular hike. This promises to be a truly epic circular hike of the Vale of Edale taking in several of its most prominent peaks, Win Hill, Lose Hill and Mam Tor, as well as stunning autumnal forest and reservoir walking.

9:30 - 17:00
22km
Difficulty - Very Hard
TBC Gov Guidance
12
Nov

Hebden Bridge Circular

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Hebden Bridge

Join us for a glorious hike to the monument which dominates the rugged moorland of the upper Calder Valley: Stoodley Pike.

This classic circular walking route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is perfectly located for the business communities of both Manchester and Leeds to join us for some fantastic networking in the hills.

10:00 - 14:00
10.6km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
18
Nov

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey Circular 

This time we are heading back to Dunham Massey – a perfect entry-level for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us.

We intend to start the walk from the main car park and will set a very gentle pace around the grounds of this wonderful National Trust estate. Depending on government guidance at the time, we may then head to a nearby cafe or pub to continue conversations into the afternoon (optional).

10:30 - 12:30
5km
Difficulty - Very Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
20
Nov

Richmond Park Circular

Sheen Gate – Beverley Brook Walk – King Clump – Petersham Park – Sheen Gate

We mark our debut in the capital city with a glorious autumn stroll around Richmond Park, the largest of its Royal Parks.

We’ll take a clockwise loop inside the perimeter of the park, moving at a gentle pace all attendees are comfortable with. We’ll stop halfway round for a picnic break, the length of which will be weather dependent before looping back to the start.

10:00 - 14:00
11.7km
Difficulty - Moderate
Bring a picnic!
20
Nov

Pendle Hill

Pendleton – Nick of Pendle – Pendle Hill – Pendleton

This nine-mile circuit avoids the busy honeypot routes to explore the lesser-known crags, cloughs and ghylls on the rugged slopes of Pendle.

We start in the pretty village of Pendleton and climb to the Nick o’ Pendle before walking along whaleback ridge to reach the summit trig on the ‘Big End’ for outstanding views over the Ribble Valley, Forest of Pendle and up to the Limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales.

On a clear day, the Lakeland Fells and even the mountains of Snowdonia should be visible. We return via the western edge of the summit plateau descending beside one of the steep cloughs on the western flank to return to our start point.

10:15 - 15:00
14.5km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
26
Nov

Vale of Edale Sunrise

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

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 (subject to government guidelines at the time).

Please note, it is ideal (but not compulsory) to have a head torch for this event.

6:30 - 10:00
9.5km
Difficulty - Hard
TBC Gov Guidance