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

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

Edale to Hathersage

Edale – Mam Tor – Lose Hill – Win Hill – Stanage Edge – Hathersage

Walk for children. Through the Hope valley. From Sunrise to Sunset in support of the NSPCC.

We hope to organise a team of 20 walkers and ask that you set yourself a minimum fundraising target of £50 each.

Click here for the Freshwalks fundraising page

7:30 - 16:30
Difficulty - Challenging
The Scotsman's Pack Country Inn

Walks for Women+: Dunham Massey

A wonderful winter stroll around this National Trust estate and ancient deer park.

For the latest in our Walks for Women+ series, we’re heading back to Dunham Massey. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Easy
Cafe or Pub

Hebden Bridge Circular

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Hebden Bridge

Join us for a glorious, autumn 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.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Medium
Village pub TBC

Kinder Sunrise

Edale – Grindslow Knoll – Grindsbrook Clough – Ringing Roger – Edale

Join us for our first Sunrise event of 2022. We invite you to enjoy some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious morning sunrise from Kinder Scout.

We intend to start the walk from Edale train station at 06:30. As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing including waterproofs and either walking boots or shoes.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Hard

Walks for Women: Marple & Strines

Marple – Peak Forest Canal – Strines – Roman Lakes – Marple

Join us for a splendid canal and riverside walk south of Marple. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.

Our route sees us heading south out of Marple along the Peak Forest Canal where we’ll enjoy the increasingly semi-rural waterside surroundings at a gentle pace.

10:30 - 13:30
Difficulty - Easy
Optional Pub/Cafe Lunch

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