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

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle – Derwent Valley Heritage Way – Ambaston – Elvaston Castle

We’re heading back to the gorgeous and historic Elvaston Castle Country Park. We’ll explore its maze of paths and further afield, the Derwent Valley Heritage Way at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising.

After a leisurely walk, we’ll either head to the cafe in the courtyard or take a picnic lunch somewhere appropriate in the grounds, abiding by whatever rules are in place at the time.

11:00 - 14:00
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance

Edale & Kinder Scout: Property Freshwalks

Edale – Ringing Roger – Kinder Low – Jacob’s Ladder – Edale

Welcome to Freshwalks, and better late than never, the first of our events created exclusively for the Property sector.

We are taking on a superb circular route out of the village of Edale in the Hope Valley but only 40 minutes from Manchester via train. This walk will blend beautiful valley views with wild, rugged moorland. The first hour of the walk will see us move uphill at a steady pace as we climb onto Kinder Scout but thereafter we walk more or less on the level at 600m+ before our descent back into Edale a few hours later.

10:30 - 16:00
Difficulty - Medium
Rambler Inn

Ilkley Moor

Ilkley – Cow and Calf – Burley Moor – Twelve Apostles – Ilkley

Join us for a Springtime moorland walk from the picturesque town of Ilkley, situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales.

We’ll initially head south out of Ilkley towards the moor, climbing up above The Tarn, passing through ferns and woodland to reach the Dales Way. The route heads east towards the Cow and Calf gritstone outcrops before heading off deep into the moors and circling back. A classic, rewarding moorland hike.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance

New Brighton

A leisurely stroll that mixes fresh air, street art & great views with the history of the town founded by a merchant called James Atherton


This time we are heading to the coastal town of New Brighton for the first time and delighted to be collaborating with Margo Storey (Heart of Liverpool Tours) for this tour experience. It will only take a couple of hours and please do bring an optional packed lunch to enjoy on the seafront at the end of the walk.

10:45 - 13:15
N/A km
Difficulty - Very Easy
Seafront Picnic

The Pots & Pans from Uppermill

Greenfield – Pots & Pans – Alderman’s Hill – Sykes Pillar – Uppermill – Greenfield

A route with a swift climb leading to cracking views in all directions above Saddleworth

Starting at Greenfield station we rapidly ascend up to Pots n Pans, before heading over towards a view of Dovestones reservoir. From there, we follow the path to the trig point, before a gentle descent and return to Greenfield via the canal.

10:30 - 14:30
Difficulty - Medium
Packed Lunch

New Mills and Mellor Cross Circular

New Mills – Mellor Cross – New Mills

This popular route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and especially those with limited time to join us. We intend to meet in the car park of the Pack Horse Inn from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45 . We’ll return to the pub around two hours later where you are welcome to join us for optional refreshments and lunch in the substantial beer garden.

We’ll enjoy a glorious circular walk that heads upto Mellor Cross and provides stunning views across the Manchester city region and of the higher peaks in the other direction.

10:30 - 12:45
Difficulty - Easy
The Pack Horse

Richmond Park Circular

Sheen Gate – Beverley Brook Walk – King Clump – Petersham Park – Sheen Gate

We mark our debut in the capital city with a glorious autumn stroll around Richmond Park, the largest of its Royal Parks.

We’ll take a clockwise loop inside the perimeter of the park, moving at a gentle pace all attendees are comfortable with. We’ll stop halfway round for a picnic break, the length of which will be weather dependent before looping back to the start.

10:00 - 14:00
Difficulty - Moderate
Bring a picnic!

Edale Sunset Picnic

Edale – The Nab – Kinder Scout – Grindslow Knoll – Edale

Edale is a small village at the start/end of the UK’s first and most famous long distance walking path – the Pennine Way. Our route heads through the village before we begin the initial stiff ascent of Kinder Scout. We zig-zag upwards via The Nab before we start to head east along the southern edges of the plateau. We will pass the top of Grindsbrook Clough – a potential picnic spot for us – before reaching the highest point of the walk at Grindslow Knoll which offers fabulous panoramic views of the Vale of Edale. From this point, we begin our descent back to our starting point, dropping rapidly into the valley below. A classic circular route.

17:30 - 20:30
Difficulty - Medium