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
22
Feb

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 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.

6:30 - 10:00
8km
Difficulty - Hard
Self-support (food and drinks)
01
Mar

Old Glossop and Bleaklow

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.

9:30 - 15:30
18km
Difficulty - Hard
Self-support (food and drinks)
13
Mar

Walks for Women+: Higher Poynton Circular

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.

10:45 - 13:30
8km
Difficulty - Easy
The Boar's Head
15
Mar

Grindleton Fell from Clitheroe

Clitheroe – West Bradford – Grindleton Fell – Waddington – Clitheroe

We start in the market town of Clitheroe and meander alongside the River Ribble before climbing up into the rugged uplands on the southern fringe of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering expansive views over Pendle and the Ribble Valley and across to the Bowland Fells.

A long descent takes us into the picture postcard village of Waddington, where we have the option of pausing to rehydrate at one of three excellent cask ale and food pubs, before a short final stretch back into Clitheroe.

For those who are still thirsty, there’s then the option of taking further refreshment at one of the UK’s best cask ale brewery taps: the award-winning Bowland Beer Hall.

10:00 - 15:30
17km
Difficulty - Medium