Glossop - Bleaklow - Doctor's Gate - Old Glossop (approx 10-12 miles)
Welcome to Freshwalks, bringing together North West business folk in the majestic setting of the Peak District. This time we are heading back to Bleaklow, our original stomping ground.
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 Glossop train station at 09:30. Beforehand, we'll be in Carluccio's (upstairs Manchester Piccadilly train station) having breakfast from 08:00 onwards before catching the 08:45 train to Glossop. 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 Glossop for about 16:00 and have booked the dining room again at The Wheatsheaf Pub. Last time, we enjoyed the local ale, food and hospitality till late in the evening. There are now three ticket options. (1) Walk only (£10) - obviously, you can still come for a drink (2) Walk & classics pub meal (£20) (3) Walk & steak meal (£25)
(1) Fish & Chips (2) Sausage & Mash (3) Steak & Ale Pie & Chips (4) Classic Burger with Pulled Pork & Chips (5) Lasagne, Garlic Bread & Salad (6) Gammon, Egg & Chips (7) Cheese & Onion Pie (v) (8) Sirloin Steak
Other food is available upon request - just trying to keep things simple.
Hope you can join us. Michael.
Back to Bleaklow, 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. We'll provide more accurate recommendation closer to the day.
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.