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

Old Roan to Aughton

Old Roan – Maghull – Melling – Lydiate – Aughton

This route starts at Old Roan railway station and takes in large sections of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. It passes through Aintree, Maghull, Melling, Lydiate, quiet picturesque country lanes of West Lancashire and pleasant tree-lined roads in the Parish of Aughton before ending at Town Green railway station.

9:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Moderate
The Stanley Arms

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

Cwm Ivy and Whiteford Sands

Llanmadoc – Cwm Ivy – Whitford Point – Broughton Bay – Llanmadoc

We warmly invite the business community of Swansea, Llanelli, Port Talbot and further afield to join us for a fabulous day of walking, talking and fresh air.

Whiteford Burrows and Sands, located at the most northern point of the Gower, gives walkers a feeling of wilderness unlike any other part of the Peninsula. A stunning combination of sandy beaches, pine forest, coastal path and salt marsh provides great walking, wildlife spotting and headspace.

13:00 - 17:00
Difficulty - Moderate
Britannia Inn Pub

Freshwalks Family - Broadbottom to Coombes Edge

Broadbottom to Coombes Edge Circular

For another half-term Freshwalks Family special and a brand new route, we’ll be heading to Broadbottom, east of Manchester.

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

11:00 - 15:00
Difficulty - Medium
The Harewood Arms

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