Edale - Mam Tor - Back Tor - Lose Hill - Ladybower Reservoir - Edale (approx 14 miles)
Welcome to Freshwalks, bringing together North West business folk in the majestic setting of the Peak District. This time we are repeating one of our favourite routes, starting the day down in Edale, hiking up to Mam Tor and along the Great Ridge before descending down to Ladybower Reservoir and back to our starting point in Edale.
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 (after a last toilet stop). 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 your own packed lunch. It's a long day.
We expect to be back in Edale for about 16:00 where we will head to the Old Nag's Head 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?
This will be a fairly taxing day (especially if the weather turns) and you do need to have some level of fitness. 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 (5 miles plus) walking on the level as preparation. Our schedule does allow for a number of 'breather' stops as well as a lunch break. So plenty of time for catching up and to keep the group together.