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Freshwalks: Edale Circular (via Mam Tor & Rushup Edge)
Mon 19 December 2016, 08:00 – 15:00 GMT
Edale - Hollins Cross - Mam Tor - Rushup Edge - Upper Booth - Edale (approx 7 miles)
GRADE: EASY / MODERATE (HALF DAY)
Welcome to Freshwalks, bringing together North West business folk in the majestic setting of the Peak District. This time, for our last walk of 2016 we are walking out of Edale towards Mam Tor - a classic ridge route with stunning views, designed to include as many people as possible.
Our plan is to reinvigorate both body and soul, allowing participants to make new contacts, to share personal and business challenges and gain some fresh perspective. All within a magnificent setting that will allow clear thinking and new ideas to flourish.
We intend to leave Edale train station at 09:40. Beforehand, we'll be in Carluccio's (upstairs Manchester Piccadilly train station) having breakfast from 08:00 onwards before catching the 08:49 train to Edale. Please feel free to join us at either location. But DO be on time!
Don't forget, you will need to bring a good supply of water and perhaps a couple of snacks for this half-day ridge walk.
We expect to be back in Edale just after lunchtime where we will head to the Rambler Inn which is a fair-sized pub and should be fine to accommodate our group for a couple of drinks and a bite to eat.
Hope you can join us. Michael.
Back to Edale, Here we go.
What should I wear?
You will need to wear proper walking boots, bring along some waterproofs and a couple of layers to cater for unpredictable weather conditions. A spare pair of socks is also quite useful.
I'm a little unfit, should I come along?
By some distance our shortest walk to date, this route has been designed to include as many of you as possible. However, I'd still suggest you need to have some level of fitness for the ascent up Mam Tor. If you haven't done any form of exercise recently, this might be an initial step too far and we'd recommend at least some distance (5km plus) walking on the level as preparation. Our schedule does allow for a number of 'breather' stops so plenty of time for catching up and to keep the group together.