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.
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.
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.
Marple – Peak Forest Canal – Strines – Roman Lakes – Marple
Join us for a splendid canal and riverside walk south of Marple. This route is a perfect entry level walk for Freshwalkers of all abilities and those with limited time to join us.
Our route sees us heading south out of Marple along the Peak Forest Canal where we’ll enjoy the increasingly semi-rural waterside surroundings at a gentle pace.
Edale – Mam Tor – Rushup Edge – Edale
The plan is to leave one of our favourite villages, Edale and head up the Shivering Mountain of Mam Tor. We’ll be walking a bit further than our inaugural route and climbing up to 544m along Rushup Edge. The route will then see us drop down and return to Edale. Remember, nanna and grandad are welcome too. Like the kids, they go free!
Pleasington – Witton Country Park – Billinge Hill – Hoghton Bottoms – River Darwen – Pleasington
Join us for a stunning rural ramble that explores the suburban fringes of Blackburn and paying homage to the greatest fellwalker of all. Starting at Pleasington station, we climb up into the Yellow Hills before dropping down to the River Darwen at Hoghton Bottoms to admire the cascades then returning to the start point to catch an afternoon train back into town.
Pendleton – Nick of Pendle – Pendle Hill (Big End) – Pendleton
This challenging nine-mile circuit avoids the popular and increasingly 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.