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

Styal Country Park

A perfect entry-level walk.

We’ll enjoy a glorious riverside walk as we network along the Bollin Valley and the historic estate around Quarry Bank Mill. Discovering the woodland landscape we plan to loop out close to the runway at Manchester Airport and back again towards Styal Country Park.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Very Easy
The Ship Inn

Glossop to Hayfield

Glossop – Harry Hut – Mill Hill – Kinder Downfall – Kinder Low – Hayfield

We’re walking from Glossop station up to Kinder Scout via Harry Hut and Mill Hill before dropping into Hayfield via Kinder Low.

We intend to take the 09.03 train from Manchester Piccadilly to arrive in Glossop – feel free to join us there for a prompt start at 9.30. After this classic, winter route, we expect to be back in Hayfield around 15.30 where we’ll head to the excellent Pack Horse for drinks and food. Please note there is no train station in Hayfield but we’ll look to organise group taxis back to either the start or to New Mills if people prefer.

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Hard
The Pack Horse

Entwistle Circular

Entwistle – Wayoh Reservoir – Jumbles Reservoir – Cheetham Close – Turton & Entwistle Reservoir

This brand new circular walking route, starting in Entwistle, Lancashire, is perfectly located for the business communities of both Manchester and Bolton to join us for some fantastic networking on the move. It is our latest collaboration with the largest business development organisation in the North West, Pro Manchester.

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Strawbury Duck

GM Ringway: Stage 6 (Strines to Marple)

Strines station – Brookbottom – Mellor Moor – Mellor village – Roman Lakes – Peak Forest Canal – Marple station

For Stage 6 of the GM Ringway, we will be taking our first ramble into the “Exhilarating East” section of the trail. This constitutes an exceptionally varied route with spectacular views and gorgeous waterside sections with highlights that include Mellor Cross, a stunning panorama of Kinder Scout and the Dark Peak and an easy stroll along the Peak Forest Canal.

9:45 - 14:30
Difficulty - Moderate
Devonshire Arms

Kinder Sunrise

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

We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking in the Peak District – a great way to set yourself up for the day ahead.

The plan is to head through the village and quickly pick up the steep paths of Grindslow Knoll – aiming to arrive at the top by 07:30. We’ll miss sunrise but, with some luck, will still be able to enjoy glorious early morning views of the rising sun above the ridge across the valley before heading back into Edale.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Medium
National Trust Cafe

Dovestones to Marsden

Greenfield – Dovestones – Chew Reservoir – Laddow Rocks – Black Hill – Marsden.

This time, we’re repeating a route from June 2017 as we walk from Greenfield to Marsden via Dovestones, Chew Reservoir and Black Hill. A fantastic route taking in classic Dark Peak scenery which includes the highest point in Greater Manchester (Black Chew Head, 542m).

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Hard
Riverhead Brewery Tap

West Kirby to Hilbre Island

West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island

We are returning to West Kirby and the stunning Hilbre Island. We will head along the coast to Red Rocks before walking two miles across the Dee Estuary to discover this archipelago, consisting of three islands, straddling the England and Wales border.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Easy
Wro Bar

Kinder Edges

Edale – Jacob’s Ladder – Kinder Low – Kinder Downfall – Fairbrook Naze – Seal Edge – Blackden Edge – Ringing Roger – Edale.

This time, a long-overdue return of one of our epic challenge routes to coincide with the 88th anniversary of the legendary Mass Trespass event of 24 April 1932. We will walk an entire clockwise loop of Kinder Scout and take in the wild, remote northern edges with breathtaking views out across Black Ashop Moor.

9:30 - 18:00
Difficulty - Challenging
Old Nag's Head

Elvaston Castle

Thulston – Elvaston Castle Country Park – Derwent Valley Heritage Way – Ambaston – Thulston

For our first event in the East Midlands, we’re heading to the wonderful Elvaston Castle Country Park.

After a leisurely stroll around the castle estate and along the river we expect to return to the pub around 2pm where hopefully you can join us for a well-deserved drink and some optional lunch.

11:00 - 14:00
Difficulty - Easy
The Harringon Arms