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
03
Dec

Vale of Edale Sunrise

Edale – Mam Tor – Hollins Cross – Back Tor – Lose Hill – Edale

We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious sunrise.

The plan is to leave the village immediately and quickly pick up the path that climbs towards Mam Tor – aiming to arrive at the top (517m) in good time for sunrise at 07:52. After a short break, we’ll then walk along the ridge towards Lose Hill, facing the sunrise before looping back on ourselves and returning to Edale via Hollins Cross.

***Due to recent Covid developments and to reduce the entire group’s dependency on public transport this route will now see us walk back to our starting point in Edale and not continue towards Hope***

6:30 - 10:00
9.5km
Difficulty - Hard
TBC Gov Guidance
04
Dec

Macclesfield Forest Circular

Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Lamaload Reservoir – Shining Tor – Three Shires Head – Shutlingsloe – Trentabank Reservoir

This route will take in Cheshire’s finest hills as well as some gorgeous forest and reservoir walking. A perfect winter hike which should hopefully end with a sunset view from the Cheshire Matterhorn, Shutlingsloe, for Freshwalkers who like to tackle our harder routes.

Don’t forget, you will need to bring a good supply of water and a packed lunch.

9:00 - 16:30
22km
Difficulty - Very Hard
TBC Gov Guidance
09
Dec

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. Depending on government guidance at the time, we may then head to a nearby cafe or pub to continue conversations into the afternoon (optional).

10:30 - 12:30
5km
Difficulty - Very Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
09
Dec

Shipley Country Park & Mapperley Reservoir

Mapperley Reservoir – Cinderhill Coppice – Shipley Hill – Mapperley Wood – Mapperley Reservoir

For our third event in the East Midlands, we’re heading to Shipley Country Park near Ilkeston starting and finishing our walk at nearby Mapperley Reservoir.

Shipley Country Park offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape. We’ll explore the countryside and woods around the area at a leisurely pace so guests can network while exercising.

 

11:00 - 13:30
7km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
10
Dec

Hebden Bridge Circular

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Hebden Bridge

Join us for a glorious hike to the monument which dominates the rugged moorland of the upper Calder Valley: Stoodley Pike.

This classic circular walking route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is perfectly located for the business communities of both Manchester and Leeds to join us for some fantastic networking in the hills.

10:00 - 14:00
10.6km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
11
Dec

Pendle Hill

Pendleton – Nick of Pendle – Pendle Hill – Pendleton

This nine-mile circuit avoids the busy honeypot routes to explore the lesser-known crags, cloughs and ghylls on the rugged slopes of Pendle.

We start in the pretty village of Pendleton and climb to the Nick o’ Pendle before walking along whaleback ridge to reach the summit trig on the ‘Big End’ for outstanding views over the Ribble Valley, Forest of Pendle and up to the Limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales.

On a clear day, the Lakeland Fells and even the mountains of Snowdonia should be visible. We return via the western edge of the summit plateau descending beside one of the steep cloughs on the western flank to return to our start point.

10:15 - 15:00
14.5km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance
16
Dec

Hayfield to Peep-O-Day

Bowden Bridge Car Park – Peep O Day – The Sportsman Inn

Join us for a glorious winter circular route heading south from Hayfield towards Peep O’Day and back again.

This brand new route is a perfect entry-level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us but still wish to experience some stunning Peak District scenery.

10:30 - 13:00
7km
Difficulty - Easy
TBC Gov Guidance
17
Dec

Hope Sunrise

Sweeping early morning views of the Hope Valley and Ladybower reservoir.

We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious morning sunrise from the summit of Win Hill which overlooks both Ladybower reservoir and the Hope Valley.

6:30 - 9:30
8km
Difficulty - Medium
TBC Gov Guidance