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.
THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY WIP MEMBERS ONLY
Our plan for this fabulous walk is to start the day in Chinley – which sits on the Hope Valley line between Manchester and Sheffield. We’ll climb up towards Cracken Edge before dropping into the village of Hayfield for a pub lunch which is included in the ticket price. After lunch, we’ll join the flat but scenic Sett Valley Trail back to New Mills (approx 3.30pm) where we’ll head to The Shrub Club inside Torr Vale Mill for drinks to celebrate.
Appletreewick – Skyreholme – Grimwith Reservoir – Appletreewick
Our route will start from The Craven Arms in Appletreewick at 10:30. Walkers are asked to arrive from 10:15 and we’ll start the walk promptly. We expect to return around 15:00 and we’ll head inside for some optional food and refreshments at this quintessential Yorkshire Dales pub.
Trentabank Reservoir – Macclesfield Forest – Shutlingsloe – Trentabank Reservoir
We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking before hopefully witnessing a glorious sunrise from the summit of Shutlingsloe which towers above Macclesfield Forest and the Cheshire countryside below.
As we start this walk in the dark, you will need to bring a torch (ideally a headtorch), wear warm layered clothing and either walking boots or shoes.
Longnor – Dowel Dale – Chrome Hill – Parkhouse Hill – Longnor
This challenging route explores the iconic pair of ancient limestone reef knolls, Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. Erupting harshly from the rolling green landscape of the White Peak, these two peaks resemble a dragon’s back from afar and offer outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
Hurst Green – River Ribble – River Hodder – Stonyhurst College – Hurst Green
Explore the landscapes of the Shire in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings author who penned much of his magnum opus while staying at Stonyhurst College in the beautiful Hodder Valley. Tolkien wrote extensively while staying at this grand old college during the Second World War and many of the place names in this enchanted valley resonate with vividly described landscapes of the Shire.Meet at the charming old coaching inn of the Shireburn and enjoy an easy riverside ramble with some splendid autumn colours on display in the ancient woodlands before returning via the impressive façade of the college itself.
Bowden Bridge Car Park – Peep O Day – The Sportsman Inn
For a Walks for Women+ Christmas special, we’ve got a perfect opportunity for Freshwalkers used to our easier routes and looking for something slightly more challenging in order to experience some stunning Peak District winter scenery. We intend to meet at Bowden Bridge car park in Hayfield from 10:30 onwards and start the walk no later than 10:45.