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

Alport Valley

Edale – Kinder Scout – Alport Castles – Bleaklow – Glossop

This is a repeat of an epic route from 2017 which sees us take in both Kinder Scout and Bleaklow in one day, connected by the remote Alport Valley and the Lord of the Rings like backdrop of Alport Castles. This will be a superb hike for the experienced walker looking to explore some of the most remote landscapes in the North West of England.

8:00 - 17:00
Difficulty - Challenging
The Wheatsheaf

Hebden Bridge Circular (via Stoodley Pike)

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Withens Clough Reservoir – Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve – Hebden Bridge 

This brand new circular route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is intended to bring together people from both Leeds and Manchester’s business communities. This will be a glorious May hike – with changing scenery including woodlands, reservoirs and moorlands – finishing in a charming market town easily accessible from both cities.

10:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Medium

Mouldsworth to Delamere Forest

Mouldsworth – Delamere Forest – Old Pale – Mouldsworth

After a successful walk in Delamere Forest last November, we are heading back to Cheshire for a springtime walk in association with Professional Liverpool.

9:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Goshawk

Edale Sunset Picnic

Edale – Grindsbrook Clough – Edale Rocks – Jacob’s Ladder – Edale 

We are taking a brand new early evening route heading out of a familiar village. The plan is to head up Grindsbrook Clough towards the Kinder plateau. We’ll then head west along the edge of Kinder Scout towards Edale Rocks where we’ll descend back into Edale via Jacob’s Ladder just ahead of sunset.

15:30 - 20:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Old Nag's Head

GM Ringway: Stage 1

Albert Square – Castlefield – Bridgewater Canal – Chorlton Brook – Sale Water Park

This walk is the start of a brand new collaboration with GM Ringway, the long distance walking route for Greater Manchester which we are proud to support. Stage 1 takes advantage of historic canals, pedestrian pathways and an urban park to trace an ingenious and almost completely traffic-free route from the heart of the city to the green belt of the Mersey Valley.

9:00 - 14:00
Difficulty - Easy
The Jackson's Boat Pub

Glossop Sunset Picnic

Glossop – Lightside – Dog Rock – Higher Shelf Stones – James’s Thorn – Old Glossop 

We are taking an early evening route which is a shorter twist on an old favourite. The plan is to head up Lightside towards the brooding plateau of Bleaklow. We’ll then head south towards Higher Shelf Stones for an evening picnic before descending back into Old Glossop via James’ Thorn just ahead of sunset.

16:30 - 20:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Wheatsheaf

Hathersage Lido & Stanage Edge

Hathersage – Stanage Edge – Hathersage Lido

For a summer special, we are taking on a classic circular route, starting the day down in Hathersage, hiking up to Stanage Edge before returning to a privately booked, heated outdoor pool at Hathersage Lido. Stanage Edge is one of the most popular outdoor locations in England, especially with rock climbers. On a clear day, some of the views from the edge are amongst the best in the Peak District.

11:30 - 19:00
Difficulty - Medium