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.
Edale – The Nab – Ringing Roger – Crookstone Knoll – Alport Castles – Jagger’s Clough – Ollerbrook – Edale
An epic full day circular trek connecting the Vale of Edale to the Alport Valley via Kinder Scout and surrounding woodlands. We start the walk from Edale train station at 07:30. You can either drive and meet us there or catch a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:40, arriving in Edale at 07:26. As we start in pitch black, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing including waterproofs and either walking boots or shoes. You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast snacks (pastries or cereal are ideal) and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 08:15. We should arrive back in Edale around 15:30
Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Trentabank Reservoir
This is our first Sunrise event of 2024 in Macclesfield Forest. We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious sunrise from the summit of Shutlingsloe which towers above Macclesfield Forest and the Cheshire countryside below.
As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing and either walking boots or shoes.
You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 08:20. We should arrive back at the start between 10:00 and 10:15.
Dunham Massey Circular
For our first Walks for Women+ event of 2024, 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.
We intend to start the walk at 10.30am from the main car park and will set a very gentle pace around the grounds of this wonderful National Trust estate. We’ll return to either a cafe or pub for some optional food, drink and further chat less than a couple of hours later.
You will need to wear appropriate footwear (walking boots ideally in January) and layered clothing and bring a small bottle of water but we’ll send out detailed information the week before the walk.
Edale – Grindslow Knoll – Grindsbrook Clough – Ringing Roger – Edale
We invite you to join us for 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.
You’ll also need to bring your own drinking water, perhaps some breakfast and a flask of something hot for when we stop to enjoy the sunrise view around 07:40. We should arrive back in Edale a couple of hours later (approx 10:00) where you can stay on for some cooked breakfast and a hot drink.
Hoylake – Leasowe Castle – New Brighton
We’re excited to be back on Merseyside in 2024 for a series of walks delivered in collaboration with Haines Watts and Bathgate Business Finance.
We plan to walk a section of the Wirral Coastal Walk from Hoylake to New Brighton, stopping en-route for some lunch at Leasowe Castle.
We invite you to join other walkers for coffee or breakfast at The Hoylake Lights near Hoylake station from 09:30 onwards.
Back in New Brighton, we’ll head to a pub or bar in this seaside Wirral town.
Old Glossop – Cock Hill – Clough Edge – Bleaklow Head – Higher Shelf Stones – Doctor’s Gate – Old Glossop
We’re heading back to our roots with a classic walk from Old Glossop up to Bleaklow. We’ll climb steeply towards Cock Hill before reaching Clough Edge and sweeping out towards Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones.
We intend to leave our meeting point in Old Glossop approximately 09:30 and expect to return to the village sometime around 15:30.
Don’t forget, you will need to bring a good supply of water and your own packed lunch. It’s a long day. More information will be supplied in the week before the walk.
Higher Poynton – Middlewood Way – Middlewood station – High Lane – Macclesfield Canal – Higher Poynton
This fairly flat circular route is a perfect entry-level opportunity for Freshwalkers of all fitness levels mixing scenic canalside and straightforward trail walking.
We intend to meet outside The Boar’s Head from 10:45 onwards and start the walk no later than 11:00. We’ll return to our starting point sometime close to 13:15 and look to grab some refreshments and food inside The Boar’s Head.