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

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, autumnal 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

New Mills to Marple

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

For the first in our Christmas Classic Trilogy, we’re heading to New Mills for the first time and embarking on a linear 9km walk (mostly flat) along the canal and river into Marple Bridge where our group will enjoy a festive tipple in front of a roaring fire.

This is a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities.

10:45 - 14:00
Difficulty - Easy

Lyme Park Via Disley

Disley – Cage Hill – Lyme Park – Bowstones – Disley

Join us in the wonderful setting of a National Trust estate for a half-day 13km hike. This time, we are walking from Disley Station around Lyme Park, taking in the famous cage and the ancient Bowstones. We should arrive back in Disley village just ahead of sunset.

This is our second walk in the Christmas Trilogy of Festive, Friday routes!

11:00 - 16:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Ram's Head

Vale of Edale Christmas Special

Edale – Grindsbrook Clough – Kinder Low – Brown Knoll – Rushup Edge – Mam Tor – Edale

For this festive adventure, we are blending a couple of our favourite routes and climbing both Kinder Scout and Mam Tor within the same walk.

We start the day down in Edale, scrambling up Grindsbrook Clough before heading along the edges of Kinder Scout towards Kinder Low. We’ll then cut across towards Rushup Edge via Brown Knoll before a final climb up to Mam Tor and then finally back down to our starting point in Edale via Hollins Cross.

8:00 - 16:00
Difficulty - Hard

Freshwalks Family - Marsden

Family means… bring yourself… bring your loved ones… bring your parents… bring your kids… and of course, bring your dogs. Everyone is welcome.

The plan is to leave one of our favourite villages, Marsden, and climb up past Butterley and Blakeley reservoirs before joining the Pennine Way. Our journey heads out onto the wild moors past Black Moss and Swellands Reservoirs before returning to Marsden via the Standedge Trail.

10:30 - 14:30
Difficulty - Medium
Riverhead Brewery Tap

Kinder Sunrise

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.

The plan is to head through the village and quickly pick up the steep paths of Grindslow Knoll – aiming to arrive at the top (above 600m) by 07:30. We’ll walk a bit further and likely settle at the top of Grindsbrook Clough to enjoy the breaking dawn with a flask of hot tea or coffee at hand. Sunrise will be approx 08:00.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Hard

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. We’ll return to the Stamford cafe around 12.30pm for tea or coffee, further chat and perhaps even a spot of optional lunch.

10:30 - 12:30
Difficulty - Very Easy
Stamford cafe

Macclesfield to Leek

Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Three Shires Head – Lud’s Church – The Roaches – Meerbrook

For a January winter classic adventure, we are repeating our August 2019 route, starting in Macclesfield Forest, finishing just short of Leek.

The route takes in many of the South West Peak District’s finest highlights, including ‘the Matterhorn of Cheshire’, Shutlingsloe, the waterfalls at Three Shires Head, the chasm at Lud’s Church and the glorious views from The Roaches – a near-perfect linear walk for the dedicated Freshwalker.

9:00 - 17:30
Difficulty - Very Hard
The Lazy Trout