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  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    Thu
    31
    Dec
    2020
    Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield

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    Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.

    You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.

    The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.

    Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.

    There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.

    During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.

    Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

    The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."

    Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.

    Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email artscps@talktalk.net

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, UK

     

    • HOME presents a new season of over 20 shows including Emma Rice’s West End Smash Hit Wise Children, 1927’s The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, acclaimed boxing drama One Night in Miami and Headlong’s Shakespeare’s Richard III
    • HOME announces a continued commitment to supporting artists to expand their practice and reach new audiences with new World Premiere productions from Scottee, Javaad Alipoor and Liz Richardson
    • Building-wide celebrations with landmark theatre projects at their heart, including the 25th annual Viva Festival
    • Internationally renowned artists and companies including Hofesh Shechter, The Tiger Lillies, Nassim Soliemanpour and Senior Serrano

    Today HOME announced their new theatre season for 2019, with a continued commitment to bold international programming, nurturing new creative talent, and building-wide festivals and celebrations.

    The season includes the acclaimed production of Wise Children directed by Emma Rice, whose work includes including Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter and Tristan & Yseult. Choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finaleis back following a sell-out run at HOME earlier this year; Headlong are back with their new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III; and theatre innovators 1927 present their smash-hit The Animals and Children Took to the Streets. Then in July, there’s Kemp Powers’ One Night In Miami, directed by former Royal Exchange Associate Director Matthew Xia. This powerful production imagines the pivotal moment in American history when Cassius Clay met his friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and American Football star Jim Brown following Clay’s heavyweight championship victory.

    2019 marks the beginning of a new phase for HOME, where there will be a renewed commitment to not just producing new work, but also growing our collaborations with exciting artists. This season HOME supports World Premieres by Scottee, Javaad Alipoor and Liz Richardson. Javaad’s production Rich Kids of Tehran will be his first new commission since his landmark The Believers Are But Brothers brought him to national attention. Scottee’s new show Class will be his first show at the midscale, opening in HOME’s larger Theatre 1space.

    Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME said: “HOME exists to produce and develop new art and new artists, responding to our place in the city and the world. Across the next year, starting with Liz, Scottee and Javaad, we will embark on a new creative direction. By collaborating with a generation of artists and theatre-makers to create a fresh canon of work, we want to reach new audiences, help develop new cross-art form practice and tell new stories.”

    As well as World Premiere productions developed with HOME, there is a carefully curated programme of new work featuring celebrated emerging artists and award-winning shows from international festivals. It includes Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas’s new production One,Iman Qureshi’sPapatango Prize winning play The Funeral Director, and a return of Scottee’s hit Fat Blokes.There are also acclaimed Fringe First winnerswith Breach Theatre’s It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, and Dressedby This Egg.

    2019 will feature a vibrant programme of building-wide festivals and seasons which include major productions in the theatres. In April HOME’s annual ¡Viva! Festival of Spanish and Latin American art returns for a 25th year. It features the HOME-commissioned Kingdomby award-winning Catalan company Senor Serrano. HOME will also mark Refugee Week, with a mixed programme including Iranian artist Nassim Soleimanpour’s production Nassim.

    Dave Moutrey added: “I believe HOME is at its most impactful when the work on our stages connects with the programme in our cinemas and galleries. In 2019, landmark theatre events sit at the heart of building-wide celebrations, bringing together artists and communities from our region and around the world. !Viva! has added resonance this year with such uncertain times in Europe. This festival promises to be an artistic antidote with another a joyous international cultural party. To mark the 200th anniversary of Peterloo in summer 2019, we’re planning a special programme exploring the timeless interaction between music and political protest. More details will be announced soon.”

    Alongside all this, HOME will welcome the famous and the funny to its theatre spaces. Highlights include comedian Mark Thomas with his theatrical examination of our National Health Service in Check Up: Our NHS @ 70; RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon; and HOME regulars The Tiger Lillies takinga trip into the Devil’s Fairground.

    HOME also offers a year-round platform where people throughout Manchester’s communities, especially young people, can engage with the arts. Highlights of a packed programme for 2019 include a new show from CAN Young Artists, and the return of National Theatre Connections Festival, bringing together some of the most exciting writers in the country with the theatre makers of tomorrow.

    Wise Children present

    Wise Children

    Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar

    Directed by Emma Rice

    Homemcr.org/wise-children

    Tickets £10 - £29 (Concession from £5)

    Age 14+

    Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 19:30

    Thu 28 Feb & Sat 2 Mar, 14:00

     

    Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS @ 70

    Homemcr.org/mark-thomas-nhs

    Tickets £16 (£12 Concession including NHS Staff)

    Age 14+

    Fri 8 & Sat 9 Mar, 20:00

    Supported by the Wellcome Trust

     

    Sleepwalk Collective

    Kourtney Kardashian

    Thu 7 - Sat 9 Mar

    Homemcr.org/Kourtney-Kardashian

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Thu 7 - Sat 9 Mar, 19:45

    Soho Theatre in association with Curtis Brown presents:

     

    Jessie Cave: Sunrise

    Thu 14 - Sat 16 Mar

    Homemcr.org/Jessie-cave

    Tickets £14 (£12 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Thu 14 - Sat 14 Mar, 19:45

    Fri 15 Mar, 11am - Parent and Baby Performance

    Runtime 60 minutes

     

    HOME and the Southbank Centre

    Scottee: Fat Blokes

    Tue 19 - Sat 23 Mar

    Homemcr.org/fat-blokes

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 18+

    Tue 19 - Sat 23 Mar, 19:45

    Sat 23 Mar, 14:15

    Running time: 1hr 5 mins

     

    English Touring Theatre present Papatango Theatre’s

    The Funeral Director

    By Iman Qureshi

    Wed 27 - Sat 30 Mar

    Homemcr.org/the-funeral-director

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Wed 27 - Sat 30 Mar, 19:45

     

    Soho Theatre & Tim Whitehead Management presents

    Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

    Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar

    Homemcr.org/jinkx-monsoon

    Tickets £25 (£23 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar, 20:00

    Running time approx. 80 mins

     

    Arcola Theatre and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

    Thebes Land

    by Sergio Blanco (Uruguay)

    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr

    Translated and directed by Daniel Goldman

    Homemcr.org/thebes-lands

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 14+

    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr, 19:45

    Sat 6 Apr, 14:45

    Running time approx. 2hrs 15 mins (inc. interval)

    Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

     

    Agrupacion Senor Serrano SCCL

    Kingdom

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr

    Homemcr.org/kingdom

    Tickets £10 - £28 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr, 19:30

    Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

     

    CYA@HOME

    Fri 12 & Sat 13 Apr

    More information to follow

     

    National Theatre Connections 2019

    Tue 23 - Sat 27 Apr

    Tickets £5

    More information to follow

     

    A Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse

    Richard III

    By William Shakespeare

    Directed by John Haidar

    Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May

    Homemcr.org/Richard-third

    Tickets £10 - £23 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May, 19:30

    Thu 2 & Sat 4 May, 14:00

    Recommended 12+

     

    Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas

    One
    Wed 8 - Fri 10 May

    Homemcr.org/one

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Wed 8 - Fri 10 May, 19:45

     

    Hofesh Shechter Company presents

    Grand Finale

    Wed 22 - Sat 25 May

    Homemcr.org/grand-finale

    Tickets £10 - £21 (Concession from £5)

    Wed 22 - Sat 25 May, 19:30

    Recommended 14+
    Running time 1hr 45min

     

    Scottee

    Commissioned by HOME

    Class

    Directed by Bryony Kimmings

    Wed 15 - Sat 18 May

    Homemcr.org/scottee-class

    Tickets £14 - £16 (£5 - £12 Concession)

    Wed 15 - Sat 18 May, 19:30

     

    This Egg

    Dressed

    Tue 4 - Sat 8 Jun

    Homemcr.org/dressed

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Tue 4 - Sat 8 Jun, 19:45

    Running time approx. 1hr

     

    The Tiger Lillies

    The Devil’s Playground

    Tue 11 Jun

    Homemcr.org/devils-playground

    Tickets £20 (£18 Concession)

    Tue 11 Jun, 20:00

    Recommended 14+

    Running time 1hr 50 mins (inc 20 min interval)

     

    A Bush Theatre and Nassim Soleimanpour production

    Nassim

    Written by Nassim Soleimanpour

    Tue 18 - Thu 20 Jun

    Homemcr.org/nassim

    Tickets £16 - £18 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 18 - Thu 20 Jun, 19:30

    Recommended 12+

    Running time 1hr 10 mins

    Part of HOME’s Refugee Week 2019

     

    Nottingham Playhouse

    One Night in Miami

    By Kemp Powers

    Tue 2 - Fri 5 Jul

    Homemcr.org/one-night

    Tickets £10 - £23 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 2 - Fri 5 Jul, 19:30

    Thu 4 Jul, 14:00

    Recommended 12+

     

    Liz Richardson, Josie Dale-Jones & Sam Ward in association with HOME

    SWIM

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Jul

    Homemcr.org/swim

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Jul, 19:45

    Thu 11 & Sat 13 Jul, 14:45

    Recommended 14+

    Supported by the Outdoor Swimming Society

     

    Breach Theatre

    It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

    Tue 8 - Sat 12 Oct

    Homemcr.org/its-true

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Tue 8 - Sat 12 Oct, 19:45

    Recommended 14+

    Running Time 60 mins

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSalvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, beginning at 7.30pm.

    Non members are very welcome.

    Admission £2.

    2019
    22nd January    
    Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History a talk by Claire Moores.

    26th February
    Macclesfield: A Women's Town a talk by Allan Stevenson.
    The talk is based on his heritage walk around Macclesfield, highlighting nuggets of Macclesfield history alongside stories of the contribution women have made to the town.

    26th March   
    What to do with 323 post cards a talk by Julie Bagnall.
    The background to the story of the cards that were in an Edwardian album left by two sisters. Bella married a Macclesfield man and had close connections with his family after her marriage.

    23rd April
    What did he die of? a talk by Sylvia Dillon.

    28th May
    The FHSC website a talk by Alan Bennett the webmaster.

    25th June  
    A visit to Quarry Bank Mill, Styal.

    23rd July
    Quarry Bank Mill, Styal a talk by Shan Bristow

    27th August
    A forgotten Congleton suffragette a talk by Olivia Smedley.
    The subject is Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy  (1833 – 1918).

    24th September  
    AGM & Display of WWII memorabilia with short talks by members.

    22nd October
    Not Forgotten a talk by Geoff Archer
    How, why, for whom, and by whom, were local war memorials produced.

    26th November   
    Quarries, mines & the Macclesfield Canal a talk by David Kitching.  The construction of the canal allowed industries to reach existing markets more easily and also encouraged expansion to new markets.

    December     No Meeting.

    email: macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk
    tel: 01625430467
    web: https://www.fhsc.org.uk

     

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    The Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

    February 2019 – December 2019

     

    Date Topic Speakers
    5th  February 2019

     

     

    Managing common general surgical emergencies Mr Usman Khan, Consultant General Surgeon, ECNHST
    5th  March 2019

     

     

    Diabetes in children Dr Surendran Chandrasekaran,

    Consultant Paediatrician, ECNHST

     

    2nd  April 2019

     

     

    Recognising, managing and treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT) Dr Imran Ansari,

    Consultant Acute Care Physician

    7th May 2019

     

     

    What’s new in  HIV and AIDS Dr Nalini Mahto,

    GU consultant, ECNHST

    4th  June 2019

     

     

    Dealing with Dupuytren’s disease of the hand Mr Jochan Fischer,

    Consultant Upper Limb consultant, ECNHST

    2nd  July 2019

     

     

    Looking after children with epilepsy Dr Kirsten Wolffsohn, Consultant Paediatrician
    3rd September 2019

     

     

    How Serious is Intensive Care Dr David Banks,

    Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

    1st October 2019 Antenatal screening for congenital anomalies - myths and facts Dr Mandira Hazra

    Consultant Obstetrician

    12th  November 2019

     

     

    Are my palpitations serious? Dr Stuart Russell,

    Consultant Cardiologist

    3rd December 2019

     

     

    TBA Dr Andrew Marchetti,

    Consultant Anaesthetist

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    Macclesfield Silk Museum, Old Park Lane, Macclesfield

    Launch of New Display of Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian Treasures at The Silk Museum

    16 February 2019 - 2020

    A ring belonging to Tutankhamun, a statuette of Queen Tiye - one of the most important queens in Egyptian history, and the mummy case of a significant female temple worker called Shebmut, are just some of the stars in a new display that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s own Marianne Brocklehurst and her remarkable collections.

    This new display at The Silk Museum will be officially opened by Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East, at 11.30am on 16th February 2019 and runs until 2020.

    The new display explores the connection between Macclesfield’s silk industry and Marianne Brocklehurst’s Egyptian collections.   John Varney, Chair of The Silk Heritage Trust, said, ‘We are thrilled that the new research carried out by the museum’s curatorial team, has shown that many objects are even more significant than we thought; and this new display puts many more objects on show so that local people can enjoy more of this important heritage for the town’.

    Marianne was the daughter of silk manufacturer John Brocklehurst, Macclesfield’s first MP.  Her family’s wealth and social standing provided the resources for Marianne to travel extensively in Europe and the Middle East.  In 1873-74 Marianne, along with her companion Mary Booth, her nephew Alfred and servant George, made an epic voyage up the Nile.  Throughout this trip Marianne kept a personal diary illustrated with lively watercolours that captures life on the Nile through the eyes of this remarkable Victorian woman.

    Marianne Brocklehurst and Mary Booth were life-time companions and were generally referred to as The MBs.  They were unconventional women for their time – as a couple they seem to have been uncompromising and determined in their life and work. They collected various objects on their travels around Egypt, but they seem to have had a particular interest in items with a connection to Ancient Egyptian women.   On their first trip, they collected the mummy case of a female temple worker, a scarab commemorating the marriage of a non-royal woman to the king, and the scarab of a king’s daughter. Perhaps it was intentional that the MBs, two unusually independent Victorian women, collected so many objects that bear the names, titles and likenesses of unusually independent Ancient Egyptian women.

    A Family Open Day takes place at The Silk Museum on 16th February 2019

    11am Welcome & Speeches John Varney, Chair, Silk Heritage Trust and Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East 11.30am onwards: Come and see the unique diary and notebooks that Marianne Brocklehurst made of her incredible adventures

    Learn more about the Tutankhamun Ring and other amazing treasures in the collections

    Mummification and Mask-making: Free Family Activities in the School Room

    New Makers’ Place Meet the brilliant craftspeople making unique handmade gifts + demonstrations and craft activities All day: New Silk Shop Exquisite silk products – perfect for gifts for all occasions PLUS Egyptian inspired jewellery and souvenirs Coffee and Cake, The Jacquard Café generously supplied by the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage with thanks to Bollington Co-op The Silk Museum admission is now Give What You Can. All donations welcome to support our work.

    Grateful thanks to Cheshire East Council for very generously supporting the new displays and the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage

    To find out more about Macclesfield Museums visit

    www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

    To find out more about Marianne Brocklehurst visit

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Brocklehurst

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    Hare Hill Gardens, Over Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4PY

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 25 Feb 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Spring Bird Walk

    Tue 19 Mar 2019
    13:00-15:00
    Would you like help identifying a nuthatch from a tree creeper?

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 25 Mar 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Sat 06 Apr 2019
    + 16 other dates
    10:30-16:00
    Follow the nature-themed clues to solve the puzzle and win a chocolate prize

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 22 Apr 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Wind in the Willows trail

    Sat 25 May 2019
    + 99 other dates
    10:30-16:30
    Follow the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger this summer at Hare Hill. 111 years ago, twin brothers Charles and Patrick Brocklehurst might have re-enacted the tales as they played in their gardens at Hare Hill, and you're invited too.

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hare-hill

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    March 2019

    Tue 12

    Our Disappearing Swifts. What Can We Do? - Tanya and Edmund Hoare

    Location: United Reformed Church
    Park Green
    Macclesfield
    There is ample FREE PARKING in the surrounding area.
    Disabled access is available
    Postcode: SK11 7NA (Google map)

    Tanya and Edmund are swift enthusiasts and part of the national and international swift network. They set up a local swift group in Cumbria, Sedbergh Community Swifts, whose aim is to preserve these iconic birds that give such delight in summer as they swoop around our rooftops in towns and villages.
    They have a colony of swifts nesting in the eaves of their cottage, with cameras installed, and their talk will include video clips of many aspects of swift behaviour. The latest research on their remarkable migration and their incredible aerial lifestyle will also be presented. Sadly these amazing birds are in serious decline and the reasons for this, and what can be done to help, will be discussed. Unless awareness is raised of the threats they face we could be in danger of losing our swifts altogether.

    Time: Doors open at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.45 pm start

    Price: Group members £1, Visitors £4.50, Under 18s Free - ALL WELCOME

    Telephone: 01625 615628

    E-mail: publicity@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

    Thu 28

    Special event - Coffee Morning

    Location: Gawsworth Methodist Community Hall
    Congleton Road
    Gawsworth
    Macclesfield
    Postcode: SK11 9QZ (Google map)

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits at Gawsworth Community Hall. A selection of homemade cakes and preserves will be available to purchase as well as the usual bird food.
    All welcome

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Price: Entry is free - £1 for coffee/tea and biscuits.

    Telephone: 01625 617384

    E-mail: sales@macclesfieldrsph.org.uk

    April 2019

    Tue 9

    Birds: their hidden world - Peter Holden

    Location: United Reformed Church
    Park Green
    Macclesfield
    There is ample FREE PARKING in the surrounding area.
    Disabled access is available
    Postcode: SK11 7NA (Google map)

    Peter was on the RSPB staff for more than 40 years. Initially he ran the RSPB's junior membership, during which time he devised the Big Garden Birdwatch. Later he headed the RSPB's volunteer programme. He has co-authored more than a dozen books, including the RSPB Handbook of British Birds. In the 2009 New Year's Honours list he was awarded an MBE for services to Nature Conservation.
    The talk, based on aspects of his book of the same title looks at British birds and their amazing lives with the sort of information that most bird books leave out. He looks at their adaption and aspects of reproduction: from the secretive time of acquiring a territory and building a nest to their highly developed social behaviour and the roles of the different sexes. He will also consider the purpose of bird song, by listening to common examples, and will explore the mystery of mechanical sound used by a few familiar species. Finally, he will consider, if left to their own devices, how long can these birds survive in the wild.

    Time: Doors open at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.45 pm start

    Price: Group members £1, Visitors £4.50, Under 18s Free - ALL WELCOME

    Telephone: 01625 615628

    E-mail: publicity@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

    Tue 16

    Walk with Nature: Danes Moss Cheshire Wildlife Trust Reserve

    Location: Homebase car park, Lyme Green Retail Park, SK11 0TA
    LR Grid Reference SJ913712, WGS84 N53.23756, W2.13152
    Latitude/longitude: 53.23756,-2.13152 (Google map)

    Join us on the boardwalk of Macclesfield's closest nature reserve. We will be looking for woodland birds and early summer migrants.
    Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Alan Brereton 01625 615628 and Ian Taylor 01260 275248

    Time: 8.00 am to 10.30 am

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Telephone: 01625 615628

    Thu 18

    Walk with Nature: Northwich Flashes

    Location: Witton Mill Car Park
    off Old Warrington Road
    Northwich LR Grid reference SJ663747, WGS84 N53.26864, W2.50630
    Follow signs for 'Household Waste Site', then pass the waste site entrance to access the car park over the bridge on your left.
    Latitude/longitude: 53.26864,-2.50630 (Google map)

    Join us for a morning walk around Neumann's and Ashton's Flashes searching for early spring migrants. Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Ian Taylor 01260 275248 and Ray Evans 01625 432635.

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Thu 25

    Walk with Nature: Three Shire Heads

    Location: Meet at Sparbent lay-by on the A54 Congleton to Buxton road.
    LR Grid Reference SK001692, WGS84 N53.21966, W1.99952

    Latitude/longitude: 53.21966,-1.99952 (Google map)

    Join us to search for ring ouzel and summer plumaged golden plover where the counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet.
    Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Ray Evans 01625 432635 and Alan Brereton 01625 615628

    Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Fri 26

    Elan Valley Weekend away

    Location: The Elan Valley lies west of Llandrindod Wells and backs on to the RSPB's Carngaffallt Reserve.

    Our Spring Weekend Away in 2019 will be a departure from our previous ones. Instead of organising the weekend ourselves we are going on one organised by the Elan Valley Lodge in mid-Wales. We will arrive on Friday 26th, stay two nights with birding on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, before leaving for home later on that Sunday.
    The weekend break will include:
    • 2 x nights bed and full breakfast
    • Two days packed lunches with a wide selection of sandwich fillings.
    • Three course evening meals Friday and Saturday.
    • Tea and coffee throughout our stay with homemade cake Friday and Saturday afternoon.
    • Licensed honesty bar with selection of wines and beers.
    • Local expert guide for Saturday & Sunday who will plan the days to suit our party and the weather conditions.
    We will be looking out for red kite, peregrine falcon, merlin, ring ouzel, raven and dipper as well as the many species found in the old oak woodlands, including redstart, pied and spotted flycatcher, wood warbler, lesser spotted woodpecker and hawfinch.

    The space situation is that all rooms are now taken, but if you would like to go on the waiting list in case of any cancellations, please contact Graham Palmer (see below).

    Time: We will arrive on Friday 26th, stay two nights with birding on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, before leaving for home later on that Sunday.

    Price: The cost of the two-night weekend break is £177 per person with no single supplement.

    Booking essential

    Telephone: 01625 420179

    E-mail: graham@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

    Tue 30

    Walk with Nature: Dawn Chorus at the Brickworks

    Location: Meet at Jackson's Brickworks Car Park, Pool House Road, Higher Poynton
    LR Grid Reference SJ947844, WGS84 N53.35616, W2.08068

    Latitude/longitude: 53.35616,-2.08068 (Google map)

    Join us for a Dawn Chorus walk around the former Jackson's Brickworks on the Middlewood Way. We will listen and look for the area's resident birds as well as early spring migrants including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and garden warbler
    Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing
    Leaders: Ray Evans 01625 432635 and Ian Taylor 01260 275248 with Cheshire East Ranger, Peter Dowse

    Time: 6:00 am to 8:00 am

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    May 2019

    Thu 2

    Walk with Nature: Trentabank Reservoir

    Location: Meet at Trentabank Reservoir Visitor Centre car park, Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0NE.
    LR Grid Reference SJ962713, WGS84 N53.23738, W2.05907.
    Latitude/longitude: 53.23738,-2.05907 (Google map)

    Come and join us along with members of the Macclesfield Lifestyle Group and Rossendale Trust to see the herons, cormorants and possibly mandarin ducks at Trentabank Reservoir.
    This session will only require walking from the car park to the reservoir viewing point. Any ability or mobility welcome, telescopes will be available to assist viewing of the birds.
    The weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Abercrombie 07775 904683 or Lydia Taylor 01260 275248

    Time: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Thu 2

    Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

    Location: Meet at Errwood Hall car park, Goyt Valley
    LR Grid Reference SK012748, WGS84 N53.27053, W1.98317
    NB Access to Goyt Valley from Erwood Dam end only.
    Latitude/longitude: 53.27053,-1.98317 (Google map)

    An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.
    Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Alan Brereton 01625 615628 and Ray Evans 01625 432635 with Cheshire East Ranger, Paul Hughes.

    Time: 7.00 am to 10.00 am

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Tue 14

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and MEMBERS' DIGITAL IMAGES and VIDEOS

    Location: United Reformed Church
    Park Green
    Macclesfield
    There is ample FREE PARKING in the surrounding area.
    Disabled access is available
    Postcode: SK11 7NA (Google map)

    The annual general meeting will be followed by slides from our members.

    Time: Doors open at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.45 pm start

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Telephone: 01625 615628

    E-mail: publicity@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

    Wed 29

    Walk with Nature: Trentabank Reservoir

    Location: Meet at Trentabank Reservoir Visitor Centre car park, Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0NE.
    LR Grid Reference SJ962713, WGS84 N53.23738,W2.05907.

    Latitude/longitude: 53.23738,-2.05907 (Google map)

    We are pleased to offer a second opportunity to join us along with members of the Macclesfield Lifestyle Group and Rossendale Trust to see the herons, cormorants and possibly mandarin ducks at Trentabank Reservoir.
    This session will only require walking from the car park to the reservoir viewing point. Any ability or mobility welcome, telescopes will be available to assist viewing of the birds.
    The weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Abercrombie 07775 904683 or Lydia Taylor 01260 275248

    Time: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    June 2019

    Thu 6

    Evening Walk with Nature: Tegg's Nose Country Park

    Location: Meet at Tegg's Nose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley.
    LR Grid Reference SJ945718, WGS84 N53.24349, W2.08290

    Latitude/longitude: 53.24349,-2.08290 (Google map)

    An evening walk in the woodland and scrub around Tegg's Nose looking for the area's spring migrants, especially pied flycatcher and common redstart.
    Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
    Leaders: Ian Taylor 01260 275248 and Alan Brereton 01625 615628 with Cheshire East Ranger, Martin James.

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Price: Free, all welcome.

    Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/macclesfield/events/#ESGqiOPpLBayIkJr.99

  • Sat
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    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

    Staff at Dunham Massey in Altrincham have been busy adding the finishing touches to a new exhibition which will bring some new faces to the walls of the Georgian House. The final portraits are being hung in place by conservation staff, and the frames displaying portraits from the National Portrait Gallery are being given a final polish before they go on display this weekend.

    Champions of the natural world, from the 19th century to the present day, will be celebrated in the new exhibition opening at the National Trust attraction on 23 March 2019.

    All images ⓒ National Trust Images/Dave Jones

    The exhibition, ‘Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions’ is a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery drawing on portraits from the Gallery’s collection. It will focus on individuals who have transformed the way we perceive, experience and aim to protect the natural world.

    Featured sitters include environmental activists, scientists, poets, politicians, campaigners, gardeners and broadcasters who have affected how we interact with our environment.

    The exhibition includes outstanding paintings, sculptures, photographs and recent commissions.

    Gardeners from Gertrude Jekyll to Bob Flowerdew will feature, as well as key figures of the Romantic movement such as William Wordsworth, and early radicals and reformers William Morris and Octavia Hill.

    More recent figures include animal welfare and agriculture campaigners Linda McCartney and Prince Charles, and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. These are complemented by images of people at the forefront of conservation and research, including Jane Goodall and James Lovelock.

    In each case, the exhibition will chart the sitters’ importance in our evolving understanding of the natural world and how best to protect it.

    All images ⓒ National Trust Images/Dave Jones

    Visitors to the exhibition at Dunham Massey will see objects from its very own collection that link the family from Dunham Massey to the sitters, including Gilbert White and Octavia Hill. The exhibition will also feature a film documenting young people’s thoughts about the environment today and shows how they young people were involved in selecting which ‘Nature’s Champions’ made it onto the walls of Dunham Massey for the display.

     Jessica Webb, Visitor Experience Manager at Dunham Massey says:

    “The ‘Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions’ exhibition will invite visitors of all ages to discover or learn more about some of the leading historical and current day figures who have played a key role in promoting and protecting the natural world. We’re delighted to be bringing some of these notable faces to the walls of Dunham Massey as part of our year-long programme celebrating nature and those who care for it.”

    After the exhibition leaves Dunham Massey in early June, it will be followed by a photography exhibition featuring the faces of local people who are doing their bit for nature every day. ‘Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference’ opens from 29 June and will  also invite visitors to think about what matters to them when it comes to caring for nature and greenspaces, and what they’d fight to protect.

    The exhibition part of the National Trust’s year-long programme People’s Landscapes, a series of events and activities that will explore landscapes where people came together to seek dramatic social change.

    For more information on ‘Nature’s Champions’ at Dunham Massey visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/faces-of-change-natures-champions

    For more information on the National Portrait Gallery visit www.npg.org.uk

  • Sat
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    11 am to 5 pmLittle Moreton Hall, nr Congleton

    Pottage, cucumber pickled in verjuice, salted fish and marchpane flowers will all feature on the ‘menu’ for the 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall.

    Tudor ‘gentlewomen’ at the stunning timber-framed mansion near Congleton will describe what was on the table when the Moreton family, their friends and servants sat down to eat in the sixteenth century.

    At various times during the year, you will be able to sample items such as those Tudor pickles, gingerbread and beerbread; all made according to recipes which have survived. You can have a go at making butter and discover how cheese and other foods were prepared. These products were the staples of a diet which the Tudors believed kept them healthy in body and mind.

    Anna Massey, from the Hall, said, ‘Food is fascinating. People are always asking us how different it was in Tudor times.’

    You will be able to investigate the basics: Pottage was a cheap stew made with grain and vegetables and eaten by servants and farm workers. Wealthier people added some meat, but that was turning it into a luxury dish.

    You can follow the trends: Verjuice, which adds some really sharp acidity to meat and vegetables, is becoming fashionable again today. Now, it is made from pressed grapes, but the Tudors were more likely to use pressed crab apples.

    Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram National Trust

    Beer was different too,because it was made without hops. Beer was very important. It was the everyday drink for everyone – including the children- because water was not always clean enough to be safe. Again, beer was definitely on the prescription for a healthy life.

    Brewing was a job for the women of the house, alongside butter and cheese-making. Anna said, ‘If you have never tried using a wooden or earthenware churn and a wooden plunger to make butter, you will find it a bit of a challenge. Queen Elizabeth was not the only tough lady in Tudor times!’

    She added, ‘Discovering about foods appeals to people of all ages. We’re sure our young visitors will have just as much fun as their parents and grandparents investigating it and, because food  is closely linked to health, we will also look at other Tudor ideas on healthy living, including the herbs and flowers they used in ‘remedies’ for all types of ailments.

    ‘You may also like to join one of our very popular free guided tours to learn about the history of this wonderful old house and the family who built it, or just explore this magnificent and extremely wonky building for yourself.’

    The 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall begins a few weeks later than in previous years.  During the winter the National Trust has completely re-wired the Hall, at a cost of more than £200,000.

    The work involved laying 9000 metres of cable and included installation of a state-of-the-art fire alarm and security system. The project will help to secure the future of this very special 500 years old building.

    Little Moreton Hall opens for the 2019 season on Saturday 30 March and is then open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm.

    For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhallor call 01260 272018.

  • Sun
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    May
    2019
    Peak District Photography Gallery, Bakewell Visitor Centre Old Market Hall, Bridge Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DS

    Above: View from Baslow Edge. ⓒ Chris Nowell.

    An exhibition by visually impaired landscape photographer Chris Nowell is inspiring people to see the Peak District National Park and photography in a new light – as a means of rehabilitation after life’s setbacks.

    The exhibition is on display at the Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell visitor centre until the end of May.

    Entry to the exhibition is free of charge, it is fully accessible and is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm.

    Former British Army lance corporal Chris Nowell, from Dronfield, took up landscape photography ten years ago during rehabilitation after experiencing severe head injuries and losing his sight in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. A mentor at Blind Veterans UK handed him a digital camera and that was the start of his passion for photography.

    Chris has no vision in his right eye and limited vision in his left eye, which has its challenges in the rough moorland terrain of the Peak District National Park. He said: “I have fallen over a few times but I like to be out on my own, but getting to hard to reach places makes it all the more rewarding and it’s very calming to be alone with nature.

    “Photography in remote parts of the National Park has been part of my personal rehabilitation and I am absolutely delighted to be exhibiting my work at the Peak District Photography Gallery – I hope people will enjoy looking at the pictures.”

    Chris Nowell on Parkhouse Hill looking at Chrome Hill. ⓒ James Pictures.

    Don Symonds, manager at Bakewell visitor centre, said: “We hope Chris’s exhibition will inspire other people to see the Peak District National Park as a place that offers opportunities for everyone, no matter what their ability, to benefit from getting to know its wildlife, cultural heritage and wonderful landscapes.”

    Chris Nowell features in the current edition of the Peak District National Park Authority’s ParkLife magazine – pick up your free copy in visitor centres.

    To enjoy more of Chris Nowell’s photography you can follow him on Facebook /peakphotographyproject and Twitter @ChrisNowell1867.

    Sales from the exhibition and the gallery benefit the Peak District National Park.

    For more details call Bakewell visitor centre on 01629 813227.

    http://www.peakgallery.co.uk/index.php

     

  • Wed
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    2019

    Wednesday 1 May

    Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk

    A short 1.2km (0.75 miles) stroll around Poynton Coppice looking at coppicing and how the spring flowers benefit.

    Booking in advance is essential. Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Poynton Coppice Car Park, Shrigley Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TF (SJ943827)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)

    A Feast of Flowers

    A morning walk, along the Biddulph Valley Way and through Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest, looking for spring wildflowers and hearing of some of their uses and folklore. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking: Get tickets for A Feast of Flowers by 29 April
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate walking grade / Healthy and Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Thursday 2 May

    Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

    An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.

    Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
    Meeting point: Errwood Hall car park, Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, SK17 6GT (SK012748)
    Leaders: Alan Brereton and Ray Evans from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01625 615628 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
    (Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Sunday 5 May

    SECOS Dawn Chorus

    To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, South East Cheshire Ornithological Society (SECOS) in association with Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service are hosting a Dawn Chorus Walk at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 05/03/2019

    Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: John Thompson from SECOS and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Mark Arnold
    Booking: Get tickets for SECOS Dawn Chorus
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Bring binoculars if you have them / Places limited - please book in advance / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Healthy & Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Wednesday 8 May

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - May – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - May
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Friday 10 May

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking: Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - May
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Saturday 11 May

    Introduction to Foraging – Macclesfield Riverside Park

    A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After arriving we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £25 per adult, children 16 or under go free (One free child place per paying adult).

    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/foraging-courses-intro-to-foraging/
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event)

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £8.

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 12 May

    Come and Try It Day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Moorland Adventure, in a beautiful countryside setting, to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Buschraft. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £18 per person.

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Come and Try It Day at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 01625 573615
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy walking grade / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

    Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

    Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

    During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

    Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers).

    Booking in advance is essential. Please email Vic Barlow to also book a ‘one to one’ session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow
    Booking: Get tickets for Dog Behaviour Clinic
    One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Tuesday 14 May

    Spring Wildlife of Bollington

    A leisurely morning walk around the footpaths of Bollington enjoying the varied wildlife in the area. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 14/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking: Get tickets for Spring Wildlife of Bollington by 10 May
    Information:
    01625 383700
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Wednesday 15 May

    Walk around Mottram St Andrew

    An 8km (5 mile) walk around Mottram, with Ranger Ed, enjoying the views from Alderley Edge.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 15/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Bulls Head Pub, Wilmslow Road, Mottram St. Andrew, SK10 4QH (SJ880785)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Walk around Mottram St Andrew
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Sunday 19 May

    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
    Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - May
    Information:
    Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Thursday 23 May

    A Spring Evening in Kerridge

    A 6km (4 mile) walk exploring the footpaths of Kerridge on this historical walk and enjoy the views from Kerridge ridge.

    Part of the 2019 Bollington Walking Festival.

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Meeting point: Jackson Lane, Kerridge, Bollington, SK10 5BE (SJ935773)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Tuesday 28 May to Friday 31 May

    Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Tuesday 28 May – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Wednesday 29 May – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Thursday 30 May – Kayaking and Canoeing
    Day 4 – Friday 31 May - Orienteering and Problem Solving

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £120.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1, 2 and 4, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 2 and 4.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
    Days 1, 2, and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 3 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 28 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Pond Dipping for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special pond dip session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Pond Dipping for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Down the Mines! – May

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided, but please wear old clothes. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/03/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Down the Mines! - May
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Thursday 30 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups - Tegg's Nose Country Park

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting and stream dipping session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session. 

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Friday 31 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting session for grown ups. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Bug Hunting for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    Fri
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    May
    2019

    Wednesday 1 May

    Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk

    A short 1.2km (0.75 miles) stroll around Poynton Coppice looking at coppicing and how the spring flowers benefit.

    Booking in advance is essential. Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Poynton Coppice Car Park, Shrigley Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TF (SJ943827)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)

    A Feast of Flowers

    A morning walk, along the Biddulph Valley Way and through Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest, looking for spring wildflowers and hearing of some of their uses and folklore. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking: Get tickets for A Feast of Flowers by 29 April
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate walking grade / Healthy and Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Thursday 2 May

    Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

    An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.

    Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
    Meeting point: Errwood Hall car park, Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, SK17 6GT (SK012748)
    Leaders: Alan Brereton and Ray Evans from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01625 615628 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
    (Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Sunday 5 May

    SECOS Dawn Chorus

    To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, South East Cheshire Ornithological Society (SECOS) in association with Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service are hosting a Dawn Chorus Walk at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 05/03/2019

    Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: John Thompson from SECOS and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Mark Arnold
    Booking: Get tickets for SECOS Dawn Chorus
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Bring binoculars if you have them / Places limited - please book in advance / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Healthy & Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Wednesday 8 May

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - May – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - May
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Friday 10 May

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking: Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - May
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Saturday 11 May

    Introduction to Foraging – Macclesfield Riverside Park

    A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After arriving we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £25 per adult, children 16 or under go free (One free child place per paying adult).

    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/foraging-courses-intro-to-foraging/
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event)

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £8.

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 12 May

    Come and Try It Day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Moorland Adventure, in a beautiful countryside setting, to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Buschraft. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £18 per person.

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Come and Try It Day at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 01625 573615
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy walking grade / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

    Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

    Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

    During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

    Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers).

    Booking in advance is essential. Please email Vic Barlow to also book a ‘one to one’ session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow
    Booking: Get tickets for Dog Behaviour Clinic
    One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Tuesday 14 May

    Spring Wildlife of Bollington

    A leisurely morning walk around the footpaths of Bollington enjoying the varied wildlife in the area. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 14/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking: Get tickets for Spring Wildlife of Bollington by 10 May
    Information:
    01625 383700
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Wednesday 15 May

    Walk around Mottram St Andrew

    An 8km (5 mile) walk around Mottram, with Ranger Ed, enjoying the views from Alderley Edge.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 15/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Bulls Head Pub, Wilmslow Road, Mottram St. Andrew, SK10 4QH (SJ880785)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Walk around Mottram St Andrew
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Sunday 19 May

    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
    Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - May
    Information:
    Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Thursday 23 May

    A Spring Evening in Kerridge

    A 6km (4 mile) walk exploring the footpaths of Kerridge on this historical walk and enjoy the views from Kerridge ridge.

    Part of the 2019 Bollington Walking Festival.

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Meeting point: Jackson Lane, Kerridge, Bollington, SK10 5BE (SJ935773)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Tuesday 28 May to Friday 31 May

    Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Tuesday 28 May – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Wednesday 29 May – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Thursday 30 May – Kayaking and Canoeing
    Day 4 – Friday 31 May - Orienteering and Problem Solving

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £120.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1, 2 and 4, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 2 and 4.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
    Days 1, 2, and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 3 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 28 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Pond Dipping for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special pond dip session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Pond Dipping for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Down the Mines! – May

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided, but please wear old clothes. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/03/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Down the Mines! - May
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Thursday 30 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups - Tegg's Nose Country Park

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting and stream dipping session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session. 

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Friday 31 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting session for grown ups. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Bug Hunting for Grown Ups
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

  • Fri
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    May
    2019
    Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets
    • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand
    • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk

    • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance

    Giftcards
    • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk

    • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance

    Cinebar
    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Cinemac Meal Deal
    The Cinemac Meal Deal with Fina Bar & Grill starts on Tuesday 2nd of April!

    For just £14 enjoy a delicious Italian meal and a trip to Cinemac!

    Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or Fina.

    You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Fina after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances.

    As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call Fina before you visit to reserve your table.

    Fina's phone number is: 01625 618744

    The Meal Deal with Fina is only valid during April & May.

    Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.

    Cinemac
    Old Sunday School
    Roe Street
    Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets
    • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand
    • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance
    Giftcards
    • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance
    Cinebar
    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.
    Cinemac Meal Deal
    The Cinemac Meal Deal with Fina Bar & Grill starts on Tuesday 2nd of April!
    For just £14 enjoy a delicious Italian meal and a trip to Cinemac!
    Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or Fina.
    You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Fina after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances.
    As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call Fina before you visit to reserve your table.
    Fina's phone number is: 01625 618744
    The Meal Deal with Fina is valid until July!
    Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.

    Friday 17th May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 17:30, 20:00

    Saturday 18th May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 12:30, 15:00, 17:30, 20:00

    Sunday 19th May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 15:00, 17:30, 20:00

    Monday 20th May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 17:30, 20:00

    Tuesday 21st May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 13:30, 16:45
    Royal Ballet: TRIPLE BILL 19:15

    Wednesday 22nd May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 17:30, 20:00

    Thursday 23rd May
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) [1h 45m] 17:30, 20:00

    Friday 24th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Saturday 25th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Sunday 26th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Monday 27th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Tuesday 28th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Wednesday 29th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Thursday 30th May
    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (U) [1h 32m] 13:00, 15:15, 17:45
    ROCKETMAN (15) [2h 1m] 20:15

    Just announced!
    Tuesday 18th June: Mike Leigh's: Pirates Of Penzance 19:00
    Tuesday 2nd July: Johnathan Miller's: The Mikado 19:00
    Thursday 25th July: National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy 19:00
    Thursday 26th September: National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore) 19:00
    Wednesday 12th June: Take That: Greatest Hits Encore Screening 20:00
    Saturday 6th July: Westlife: The Twenty Tour 20:00

    Available to book now:
    Royal Ballet Live
    Tuesday 21st May: TRIPLE BILL 19:15Tuesday 11th June: ROMEO & JULIET  19:15

    National Theatre Live
    Thursday 25th July: National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy 19:00
    Thursday 26th September: National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore) 19:00
    André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance?
    Saturday 27th July 19:00
    Sunday 28th July 15:00
    Take That:  Greatest Hits
    Saturday 8th June 20:00
    (We only have side seats available for this performance)

     

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    Civic Hall, Palmerston Street, Bollington SK10 5JX

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  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    Christ Church, Great King Street, Macclesfield

    Local singer, Coral Roberts, will be performing at Christ Church – the historic town centre church – during open day on Sunday May 26th 11.00am to 4.00pm. Performances at 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Entry is free of charge

    urther information email: theroenaissanceproject@gmail.com or tel: 07967 585 335

  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    Wednesday 5 June

    Story of a Heath

    Heathlands have a rich human and natural history. Enjoy a stroll discovering Lindow Common and our shared heritage. Birds and plants are a focus. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 05/04/2019                             

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Lindow Common SSSI car park opposite Boddington Arms, Racecourse Road, Wilmslow, SK9 5NQ (SJ834814)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Paul Hughes
    Booking: Get tickets for Story of a Heath
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them / Wildlife and Historical Walk – Event)


    Thursday 6 June

    Evening Walk with Nature: Birds of Tegg's Nose 

    An evening walk in the woodland and scrub around Tegg's Nose Country Park looking for the area's spring migrants especially pied flycatcher and common redstart.

    Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Ian Taylor and Alan Brereton from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
    Information: 01260 275248 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
    (Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Saturday 8 June

    Family Bushcraft Day

    Join Bushcraft expert Peter, from Red Oak Bushcrafts, for a really fascinating and packed day learning bushcraft skills. From shelter building techniques and filtering water through to lighting fires using natural materials (there’s more to it than just rubbing two sticks together!). These are just some of things you’ll experience.

    You will be amazed at just what you can achieve with nature’s help. This day is a fantastic opportunity to forget the frantic modern world and to tune out of Wi-Fi and tune in to nature. A fun and fascinating day for all the family to enjoy.

    Booking in advance is essential. Adult and 1 Child - £50, Family of 4 - £85 (2 x Adults, 2 x Children), Family of 4 - £70 (1 x Adult, 3 x Children), Additional Child £15.

    Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Meeting point: Borrow Pit Meadows. Roadside parking by Alsager Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2SJ (SJ787567)
    Leaders: Red Oak Bushcrafts
    Booking / Information: Emailed Oak Bushcrafts or visit the Red Oak Bushcrafts website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £8.

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader:  Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 9 June

    Rossmill Working Party

    Help keep your local park looking good and learn new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


    Wednesday 12 June

    Countryside Taster Day

    Outdoor excitement and challenge for ALL people with disabilities. Activities such as archery, climbing and crafts suitable for all abilities. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £2 per person.

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: The Bollin Valley Partnership
    Booking: 01625 374790 by 11 June
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)

    Introduction to Climbing at Windgather Rocks

    A chance to experience the thrills of climbing in this introductory climbing session with Moorland Adventure. Suitable for anyone over the age of 9. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £15.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: Windgather Rocks, Side End Lane, Kettleshulme, SK23 7RF (SJ995777)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Climbing at Windgather Rocks
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone over the age of 9 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Healthy Walk – Event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)


    Friday 14 June

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - June – Bollington

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - June
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking:  Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - June
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Saturday 15 June

    Printmaking Workshop – Lino and Monoprinting

    At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.

    Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day.

    Work completed on previous course is available to see on  Ann Robertson’s website.

    This course is repeated on the 15 September 2019.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialAll participants must be 16 years or olderCost £45.

    Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea; coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

    Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm
    Meeting point: 
    Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson
    Booking:
    Get tickets for Printmaking Workshop
    Information:
    Ring 07791 504971 or email Patty Callaghan
    (Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)


    Thursday 20 June

    Orienteering for All – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    An evening event held by Manchester and District Orienteering Club (MDOC). Courses suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced orienteers. Families and groups welcome. Instruction available. There is a charge for this event. Adults £5, Children £2.

    Time: Registration from 5.30pm. Start times from 6.00pm until 7.00pm. Courses close 8.15pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Manchester and District Orienteering Club
    Information: Email MDOC, ring 0161 445 0902 or visit the MDOC website
    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)


    Friday 21 June

    Evening Stroll up Shutlingsloe

    Come and enjoy the stunning views from Cheshire’s second highest peak on this strenuous 5.5km (3.5 mile) walk. Bring a warm drink, to have whilst we rest at the top, and hopefully enjoy a spectacular sunset. Please also bring a torch / head torch and warm clothes for the summit.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 21/04/2019

    Time: 8:30pm to 11:00pm
    Meeting point: Clough House Car Park, Wildboarclough, SK11 0BE (SJ987699)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking:  Get tickets for Evening Stroll up Shutlingsloe
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Strenuous walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Please bring a torch / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Saturday 22 June

    Riverside Park Bioblitz

    This is the second annual Bioblitz at Macclesfield Riverside Park. Join experts discovering the birds, wildflowers, minibeasts and water life that can be found within the park.

    Drop-in activities throughout the day include butterfly walks, pond and river dipping, environmental art, wildlife stands, refreshments and much more……

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership, Mersey Rivers Trust & Cheshire East Council
    Information:  Visit the Mersey Rivers Trust website or email Mersey Rivers Trust
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult /  Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for any age/  Wildlife walk / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade)

    Introduction to Foraging – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After arriving, at the visitor centre, we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £25 per adult, children 16 or under go free (One free child place per paying adult).

    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Foraging - Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Summer Solstice with Greenwood Growth

    Celebrate the solstice with Greenwood Growth and enjoy traditional rituals with others as the Sun turns South. Use herbs and flowers to make a crown; build a Witch and decorate the trees . Share a feast cooked over the fire and enjoy stories drawn from folklore.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 4.00pm to 8.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking:  Get tickets for Summer Solstice with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Solar Observing

    Join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for a daytime event to view our closest star, the Sun, with equipment that is safe to use. Our observers will be able to answer a range of questions about the Sun and it’s working.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 22/04/2019

    Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Star Party - Solar Observing
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Sunday 23 June

    Balsam Blitz One

    The first in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of Bowdon Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

    Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Ashley Mill Bridge, Ashley, Altrincham (SJ767857). Parking available at Ashley Mill Lane WA14 3PY (SJ769854)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of Bowdon Bollin
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Folklore Walk

    Join Bollin Valley Ranger Euan on a leisurely wander around Rossmill exploring the Countryside folklore of what is discovered on the day.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 23/04/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Crossroads of Rossmill Lane and Carrwood, Rossmill, Hale Barns, WA15 0EL (SJ789853)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray
    Booking:  Get tickets for Folklore Walk
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing/ Easy walking grade)

    Balsam Blitz Two

    The second in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of the Carrs. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, The Carrs Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Solar Observing Again

    Join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for a second daytime event to view our closest star, the Sun, with equipment that is safe to use. Our observers will be able to answer a range of questions about the Sun and it’s working.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 22/04/2019

    Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Star Party - Solar Observing Again
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Wednesday 26 June

    Fancy a Paddle - One

    A chance to learn a little bit about kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Rudyard Lake. The event is delivered by Moorland Adventure. Full instruction equipment and buoyancy aids will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be older than 8 years old and be "water confident". Cost £15 per person.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Fancy a Paddle - One
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge)


    Saturday 29 June

    Ramble with the Rangers – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join East Cheshire Ramblers and the Rangers for a circular 9.8km (6 mile) guided walk, from Tegg’s Nose Country Park, while looking out for signs of wildlife and enjoying the landscape. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 29/04/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: East Cheshire Ramblers and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
    Booking: Get tickets for Ramble with the Rangers
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate to Strenuous walking grade / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    Queens Arms, Bosley, nr Macclesfield SK11 0NX

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Rd, Knutsford WA16 8RB

    Pub in the Park festival will return to Cheshire this June, with a line-up that celebrates the best of British pub food as well as some massive music names.

    Taking place at The Lambing Shed in Knutsford between June 7 and 9, there will be four sessions to choose from with live music and pop-up pubs at each.

    This year's headliners will include Will Young, Texas, Soul II Soul and Fun Lovin' Criminals, as well as Cast, The Bluetones, and Craig Charles.

    The touring festival also features live cookery demonstrations from six chefs, including a few local faces.

    Pub in the Park will visit eight different locations this year, from its spiritual home in Marlow (where Kerridge owns two Michelin-starred pub The Hand and Flowers) to Roundhay Park in Leeds.

    It will also call at Warwick, Bath, Tunbridge Wells, London, St Albans and Knutsford.

    Richard Williams, head chef at Mobberley's The Church Inn, will be cooking up dishes such as lamb croquettes, crispy chicken wings, and a seafood pot with smoked Cheshire cheese gratin.

    He'll be joined by Andrew Greenhouse from The Cholmondeley Arms in Malpas, with beer-fried chicken, Earl Grey-infused chickpea and spinach curry, and slow-braised Cheshire rabbit risotto.

    The Freemasons at Wiswell will be represented by Steve Smith, with gourmet hot dogs, chicken kebabs, and poached salmon from the River Lune.

    Completing the chef line-up will be Andrew Pern from Michelin-starred The Star Inn in Harome, and Stephen Terry from The Hardwick in Abergavenny.

    As well as the gastro pub pop-ups, there will be an artisan market stocking local produce, from chocolates to cheese to booze.

    Fun Lovin' Criminals will headline the opening night of the festival on Friday June 7, alongside Cast and Polar States.

    The Saturday afternoon session will be headlined by Soul II Soul and Rob Green, with an additional act to be confirmed soon.

    Texas will head the bill for Saturday night, with Stereo MCs and The Fine Lines performing earlier in the evening.

    Closing proceedings on Sunday June 9 will be Will Young, The Bluetones, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, and Natalie Williams and the Soul Family.

    Tom Kerridge said: "Knutsford gave us such a warm welcome last year and we cannot wait to return to Cheshire this year and bring the same brilliant standard of food, class chefs, ace music and awesome vibe as last year.

    "The dishes being showcased this year are as rich in variety as the chefs making them.

    "With various inventive vegetarian dishes available, as well as a diverse meat selection dishes being freshly prepared in front of a live audience."

    Pub in the Park will take place at The Lambing Shed in Knutsford, Cheshire, between June 7 and 9. Get tickets and find out more at pubintheparkuk.com/knutsford .

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    8:00 pmCinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since they smashed into the charts in 1999 with ‘Swear It Again’ and went on to achieve a staggering 14 number one UK singles, selling 55 million records worldwide. Now, their highly anticipated reunion tour – which sold out in minutes – is coming to Cinemac on Saturday 6 July.

    The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the ‘The Twenty Tour’ will be broadcast LIVE to cinemas from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium. Irish heartthrobs Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will perform brand-new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 singles, including ‘Uptown Girl’ ‘Flying Without Wings', ‘You Raise Me Up’ and 'If I Let You Go'.

    For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks.

    Tickets are available at www.cinemac.org.uk

    Take That: Encore Screening!

    An encore screening of our Take That: Greatest Hits tour has been announced!

    The performance will be on Wednesday June 12th at 8pm. Tickets are available to purchase now at:

    https://cinemac.org.uk/film/take-that-greatest-hits-live-encore/

     

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument!

    The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin from The Shadows, including gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few!

    Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker – this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero. Featuring video footage of historical moments, with state-of-the-art lighting and delivered with a light-hearted vibe – this makes for a truly sensational and enjoyable evening.

    Now in its 5th year, The Story of Guitar Heroes has become increasingly popular not only with many guitar players and musicians, but with people and families of all ages.

    Don’t miss out on this spectacular show. You won’t be disappointed.

    Buxton Opera House
    Thursday 13 June 2019
    https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/the-story-of-guitar-heroes

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    1 pm to 5 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    They’re simply the best,” says Philip Dart, director of Buxton’s acclaimed pantomime, but he’s not talking about the talented professionals whose singing, dancing and comic skills light up Buxton Opera House stage every Christmas.

    Philip is talking about the exceptional young dancers who come from all over the region to perform in the juvenile chorus.  Previous year’s reviews have singled out the chorus for particular praise, and that is one of the reasons why the region’s young dancers are so keen to take part in this year’s production of Cinderella.

    This year accomplished choreographer Tracey Iliffe will create the dances for Cinderella.  Her wide experience includes international tours, dance spectaculars and pantomimes. 

    Tracey will be holding juvenile chorus auditions at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, on Saturday 15th June between 1pm and 5pm and applicants can download a registration form https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/learning-participation/juvenile-chorus-buxton-opera-house-pantomime or email the Opera House's Learning and Engagement Officer Beth Holmes at bholmes@boh.org.uk.

    Writer/director Philip Dart has promised that the forthcoming production of Cinderella will have a ‘Strictly’ theme: “The prince is searching for his perfect dance partner, so the ballroom scene is especially important. We’re looking forward to meeting young dancers who are strong in both classical and contemporary dance techniques.”

    The Buxton Opera House pantomime has developed a loyal following in the area and tickets are already selling fast.

    James Holmes from the popular BBC comedy Miranda is back once more as Ugly Sister Ivana, while Shannon Flynn will play the title role. Shannon is well known for her work as a CBBC presenter and has also appeared as a regular character in TV series such as Dani’s Castle, Waterloo Road and Coronation Street.

    Cinderella will be on stage at Buxton Opera House on Thursday 12 December to Wednesday 1 January.

    Tickets are priced at £20.50 - £24.

    Discounts are available.

    To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    8:00 amTeggs Nose Country Park

    Join in a popular walking challenge in the picturesque Macclesfield countryside.

    The Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge, which starts at Teggs Nose Country Park at 8.00 am on Sunday, 16 June, 2019, is a brilliant opportunity to support Francis House Hospice whilst testing your fitness and enjoying the great outdoors.

    With two distances to choose from, we have a route to suit everyone – regardless of walking prowess!

    Myersons Solicitors Team Cheshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2018

    Shorter Route - 6.5 miles

    Enjoy a 6.5 mile ramble through beautiful moorland, heathland and woodland. Whilst well-suited to families and less experienced hikers, this too is more than just a walk in the park and its difficulty should not be underestimated – you’ll encounter one or two steep climbs along the way! There is also the option to challenge yourself further with our Scavenger Trail along this route. Can you find all the items, spot all the sights and solve all the clues en route? The winning team will receive a prize!

    Average walk time: 3.5 hours

    RBS Team Cheshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2017

    Longer Route - 13.6 miles

    Take on three of Cheshire’s highest peaks in the 13.6 mile route, tackling Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor. Winding through the scenic Macclesfield landscape, the walk encompasses Trentabank and Lamaload Reservoir, offering spectacular views from all three summits. Be warned; this route covers some very steep terrain and requires a good level of fitness! Lunch packs will be provided mid-route, freshly prepared by Tegg’s Nose Tea Room.

    Average walk time: 6.5 hours

    Cheshire 3 Peaks Challenge

    How to register

    Sign up online through Eventbrite:

    Eventbrite - The Francis House Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge

    Registration Fees:

    Longer Route: £20 (includes t-shirt, lunch pack and refreshments at checkpoints)

    Shorter Route: £15 (includes t-shirt and refreshments at checkpoint)

    Both routes free for under 16s! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

    REGISTERING A GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS:

    If you and your friends plan to take part as a group, but wish to register and pay for your places individually, you can do this by choosing the ‘Group’ option on Eventbrite. You can then invite friends, family and colleagues to join your group too!

    If you would like to enter a corporate team and want to pay for a full group, but aren’t able to complete all the personal information on each participant’s behalf, you can pay for the places by selecting the ‘Individual’ option on Eventbrite, choosing ‘Group Registration – Payment Only’ as your ticket type, and then entering the number of individual tickets for the size of your group. Each participant will then need to complete and return an individual paper form, which you’ll receive by email following payment.

    Email Rachel if you have any questions, or call 0161 443 2200.


  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019
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    23
    Jun
    2019
    Macclesfield - various locations

    Jon Tilley left the landscape industry after 20 years, seven RHS Gardens at Tatton and Hampton Court and a Gold medal in 2011.

    The idea of a garden festival came to Jon to pass his love of gardens to the next generation with a festival based in Macclesfield.  In 2017 the first Macclesfield Garden Festival was held with the assistance of Jon Tilley’s friends from RHS Tatton, Andy Walker and Clive Scott.

    Jon Tilley, festival director said:
    “We did judge the gardens, with Professor John Hyatt from Liverpool John Moores University chairing the judging committee, but we broke away from the RHS pursuit of excellence and gave the winning prize to the garden with the most soul. Kath Moore a local landscape professional took top spot. The most important thing for the festival would be encouraging as many schools and colleges as possible to take part in the festival.”

    The first year of the festival had mixed results, with amazing art installations, an excellent floral design tent and five great show gardens. But, the visitor numbers were not as high as they had hoped. To improve on this, this year’s festival will bring more diverse groups into the festival. From primary schools and high schools, through to allotment associations and a great mix of artists and musicians. The festival will also include a World Fashion Event to go with this year’s theme of geography and travel.

    Nine primary schools are building gardens along with one high school. The schools are creating art installations 16ft high and 4ft wide that will be installed on the town hall pillars. McCann Manchester, a global advertising agency who won ‘TV advert of the Decade’ is offering a weeks placement as a prize in the arts competition.

    Jon continued:
    “We are really excited to welcome Reaseheath Horticultural College this year, who will be entering a garden design and floral art display. They were really impressed at the number of schools taking part and saw the potential of the festival to enlist budding garden designers and landscape professionals into our industry.”

    Macclesfield Garden Festival 2019 will take place from Friday 21 June to Sunday 23 June at Christ Church Gardens on Great King Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6PN.

    There will be gardens, music, arts including a 2 diameter ‘Plastic Planet’ created by King’s School’s art department, and a Mid Summer Wassail, and plenty things to buy.

    Tickets are only £4 and half of that is available as vouchers to spend at the festival food vendors, bars and nursery stalls.

    To keep up-to-date on Macclesfield Garden Festival click here.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield

    Comic event MACC-POW! returns for its 4th year bigger, bolder and brighter than before.

    Within the programme for the town’s Barnaby arts festival – MACC-POW! takes place in the Town Hall on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

    As in previous years, selected classic cartoons will be showcased on the day.

    A truly unique event for both comics and Macclesfield.

    See you in June… MACC-POW!!

    Full details: http://www.maccpow.co.uk

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    Queen's Park, Crewe, Cheshire

    Cheshire East Council will once again be hosting its Pride in the Park event this summer, in celebration of the LGBT+ community.

    Ahead of this celebration, Cheshire East Council is calling on businesses to invest in diversity and get their brand seen, by supporting the event and becoming a sponsor for Pride in the Park 2019.

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a large commercial organisation, small-to-medium enterprise, community group or individual, there are many ways that you can give your backing to this major event in the Cheshire East calendar. Supporting this event sends a strong message that your business genuinely cares about and supports the community, and the positive change that Pride represents.

    This year the event will take place from 2pm-8pm on Saturday 29 June at Queens Park, Crewe, and will be free to visitors of all ages, offering lots of family-friendly entertainment and performances on the day.

    Confide in Kylie – a Kylie Minogue tribute act, has been confirmed as one of the key headline acts so far, with further acts yet to be announced.

    Councillor Stewart Gardiner, champion for equality and diversity said: “Once again this will be a fantastic event for all members of Cheshire East’s LGBTQ+ community and our very welcome visitors from further afield. Your business can be part of this really memorable day, and you will gain very positive brand- recognition for your company by supporting Pride.”

    Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “I have no doubt that this year’s event will be even bigger than last years, and I’m so pleased that this is becoming an annual celebration in our borough. With equality, diversity and inclusion a huge priority for Cheshire East Council and for our communities, we are looking forward to working with businesses to make a huge success of Pride in the Park 2019.”

    There are a range of sponsorship packages available to those who are interested in getting involved, starting at a violet package for £300, up to a red package for £10,000.

    If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email pride@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

    To find out more about the sponsorship packages available, visit http://www.prideinthepark.com/become-a-sponsor/

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    Little Moreton Hall, Newcastle Rd, Congleton CW12 4SD

    Contemporary art installation inspired by indoor Tudor tennis secrets

    A new contemporary art installation, by artist Hilary Jack, is set to launch on the weekend of the country’s most celebrated event for tennis lovers, Wimbledon. But visitors to Little Moreton Hall in Congleton will notice a lack of grass courts and an unfamiliar setting for the much-loved game.

    The newly commissioned art work titled Gathering takes its inspiration from the discovery of a handful of Tudor tennis balls found during restoration work in the historic Long Gallery at the 16th century property.

    For the installation, Hilary Jack has collected over a thousand used tennis balls, gathered from Wimbledon and other tennis clubs all over the country. Working with film, Hilary has highlighted the topography of the Long Gallery while revealing the historic use of the space. To accompany the audio-visual installation, the Tudor tennis balls will also be on display for the first time in years.

    The Long Gallery was built in the 17th century as a demonstration of wealth by the ambitious Moreton family.  Long galleries were popular in this era as spaces for sociability and exercise as well as reflecting the status of the family.  Since the 1970s, five Tudor tennis balls have been discovered behind the Tudor panelling in the gallery as conservation work and maintenance has been taken place in the room and revealed clues about how it was used. It was these unique finds from a time gone by that have inspired Gathering.

    Hilary says: “I’ve visited Little Moreton Hall many times and have always been interested in how the environment has affected the appearance and architecture of the building over time.  On a recent visit, I overheard one of the guides explaining that the discovery of some Tudor tennis balls behind wood panels had confirmed the suspicion that a form of tennis had been played in the Long Gallery. As an artist I’m interested in the politics of place and I often work with found objects, so this triggered the idea for Gathering.  I hope that when visitors encounter the artwork it will elicit a response and prompt further enquiry into the history of Little Moreton Hall and the people who lived there.”

    Hilary works across media in research-based projects, often working with found objects in sculptural installations and public interventions. Hilary has worked with many heritage galleries, and historic sites on large scale commissions and exhibitions. Her research-based practice has an activist element, focussing on the politics of place while drawing out social and historic elements of a specific site.  Hilary has exhibited across the UK and Internationally. Her work is in a number of private and public collections including recent acquisitions for Manchester Art Gallery and The Government Art Collection. Hilary is currently exhibiting No Borders, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of Open Air 2019.

    Catherine Newbery, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for the North at the National Trust says: “Hilary Jack is an interesting and established artist who has visited Little Moreton Hall many times, so when we received her proposal for the Long Gallery we were all really excited to find out more.  Little Moreton Hall is a beautiful building and art works and commissions like this help us bring the people who lived here to life and help our audiences make connections to their own lives.  As we are launching the commission around the Wimbledon tennis tournament I’m looking forward to the atmosphere the art work creates.”

    Gathering opens at Little Moreton Hall on 29 June, to coincide with Wimbledon, and ends on 3 November 2019.  For more information visit, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

    Little Moreton Hall is a remarkable survivor from the Tudor era.  It is a timber-framed moated manor house that sits just south of Congleton.  Free guided tours are available for visitors to learn the history of the Hall and its inhabitants, and Tudor gentlewomen bring the Hall to life with demonstrations and activities.

    Gathering takes its inspiration from the discovery of a handful of Tudor tennis balls found at the 16th century property. Image © Steve Llse

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    Jul
    2019
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    Jul
    2019

    Tuesday 2 July

    Poynton Wildlife Wander

    A leisurely walk enjoying the wildlife and countryside of Poynton, from Jacksons’ Brickworks Local Nature Reserve to Poynton Park and along the Poynton inclines.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 02/05/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Jacksons’ Brickworks Car Park, Pool House Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TY (SJ945844)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking:  Get tickets for Poynton Wildlife Wander by 28 June
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Easy walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Wednesday 3 July

    Balsam Blitz Three

    The third in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of Bowdon Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

    Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Meeting at the Co-Operative store, Vicarage Lane, Bowdon, WA14 3BE (SJ760861)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of Bowdon Bollin
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Fancy a Paddle - Two

    A chance to learn a little bit about kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Rudyard Lake. The event is delivered by Moorland Adventure. Full instruction equipment and buoyancy aids will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be older than 8 years old and be "water confident". Cost £15 per person.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Fancy a Paddle - Two
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge)


    Saturday 6 July

    National Meadows Day

    A morning stroll around Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest and along the Biddulph Valley Way looking at summer wildflowers and the creatures that rely on them for their survival.  With local naturalist Jack Swan and the Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service.

    National Meadows Day is an annual event taking place on or around the first Saturday of July.  The vision is for people to celebrate National Meadows Day in their own city, village, parish, wildlife reserve, allotment or farm all over the UK.

    Booking in advance is essential. Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 06/05/2019.

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leaders: Local naturalist Jack Swan and the Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Booking:  Get tickets for National Meadows Day by 4 July
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event / Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance)


    Sunday 7 July

    Heathland Heritage

    A stroll looking at the international significance of our heathland resource, its history and its wildlife. Interesting plants are a feature of this walk. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 07/05/2019                             

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Lindow Common SSSI car park opposite Boddington Arms, Racecourse Road, Wilmslow, SK9 5NQ (SJ834814)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Paul Hughes
    Booking: Get tickets for Heathland Heritage
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them / Wildlife and Historical Walk – Event)

    Balsam Blitz Four

    The fourth in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of Bowdon Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

    Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Ashley Mill Bridge, Ashley, Altrincham (SJ767857). Parking available at Ashley Mill Lane WA14 3PY (SJ769854)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of Bowdon Bollin
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Balsam Blitz Five

    The fifth in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of the Carrs. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, The Carrs Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Wednesday 10 July

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - July – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - July
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Friday 12 July

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking:  Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - July
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Saturday 13 July

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £8.

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader:  Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Wednesday 17 July

    Fancy a Paddle - Three

    A chance to learn a little bit about kayaking and canoeing on the Caldon Canal. The event is delivered by Moorland Adventure. Full instruction equipment and buoyancy aids will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be older than 8 years old and be "water confident". Cost £15 per person.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: Deep Hayes Visitor Centre, Deep Hayes Country Park, Park Lane, Nr. Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7JS (SJ960534)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Fancy a Padddle - Three
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance)


    Saturday 20 July

    Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course – Macclesfield Riverside Park

    A full day of foraging and wild food cookery, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After our initial meeting we will go through some keys to help you in the correct identification of what we’re about to find. Along with your very own foragers baskets we will head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. James Wood, your forager, will give you tips on correct identification, potential look-alike species as well as a vast range of edible possibilities that the species can provide us with. Take all of this in whilst enjoying a large range of pre-made wild food tasters from jams to pickles, syrups, chutneys, cordials, alcohol infusions and salt pickles. You will then take on the role of the forager, harvesting a range of wild and fresh ingredients.

    On returning to our venue we will have a quick break whilst sorting through and cleaning up our ingredients. Then we start on the cookery side of our course, you will be guided through the process of chopping, boiling, baking and mixing our wild ingredients to create a delicious meal for us all to enjoy.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £60 for adults, £30 per child (under the age of 16, use the discount code ‘child’ to get this reduced price).

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking:  Get tickets for Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course - Macclesfield Riverside Park
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Sunday 21 July

    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
    Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - July
    Information:
    Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Wednesday 24 July

    Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches

    Another chance to experience the thrills of climbing in this introductory climbing session, with Moorland Adventure. Suitable for anyone over the age of 9. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £15.

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone over the age of 9 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Healthy Walk – Event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)


    Saturday 27 July

    Tegg's Nose Butterfly Walk

    Family wildlife walk around the top of Tegg's Nose Country Park to look for and learn more about some of the park's resident butterfly species and, if we are lucky, seeing the scarce local speciality, namely, the Wall butterfly.

    Booking and payment in advance essential. Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 27/05/2019

    Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Tim Ward and Julia Harding from Butterfly Conservation and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Butterfly Walk
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge / Bring binoculars if you have them / Healthy & Wildlife Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Batty about Bats

    Bats are one of the UK's most misunderstood animals. Come and dispel a few myths and find out more about these fascinating creatures as we take a short stroll at the Carrs Park, Wilmslow. Please bring a torch.

    Time: 9.00pm to 10.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James and the Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please leave your dog at home / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Sunday 28 July

    Tegg’s Nose Rocks! – Geology Walk

    Join Geologist Kate Riddington and Tegg’s Nose Country Park Ranger Martin James to explore the geological history of the park and wider Cheshire Plain.

    We will walk the ‘Tegg’s Nose Rocks!’ trail and help you to spot evidence of recent Ice Ages or ripples from a river flowing some 325 million years ago! It's easy walking, with lots of interesting geology to explore.

    Suitable for accompanied children over the age of 7. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 28/05/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Geologist Kate Riddington and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Rocks! - Geology Walk
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Easy walking grade / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 7 / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Tegg’s Nose Bilberry Pick

    Healthy, organic, tasty and free. Bilberry, blueberry, blaeberry, whin; whatever you want to call them they grow wild all over Tegg’s Nose Country Park and all you have to do is bring a container and get picking.

    James Wood, from Totally Wild UK, will be on hand to explain the best places to look and will provide more information about where to source great local food. He’ll also be showing you how to make your own bilberry jam!

    There is no charge to join us to pick bilberries during the event but if you would like to participate in the jam making please book a place for the event so we can ensure we have enough jam pans, jars and sugar. Cost for jam making £1.00 per person.

    Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James and James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking for jam making: Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Bilberry Pick Jam Making
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 5 / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Bring a packed lunch / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk

    Family wildlife walk around Newgate Nature Reserve to look for and learn more about some of the site's resident butterfly species. Booking and payment in advance essential. Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/05/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
    Leaders: Tim Ward from Butterfly Conservation and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Nik Ginn
    Booking:  Get tickets for Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk by 24 July
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them /  Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Wednesday 31 July

    Oakhanger Project Activities for All (A4A)

    Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

    Have fun and learn new skills. Have a go at canoe and kayak; join the Nature trail and get den building. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £10 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family).

    Event repeats on the following dates: 7, 21 and 28 of August.

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Oakhanger Project container, corner of the car park, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Oakhanger Project Team
    Booking / Information: 0799 993 2963 or email the Oakhanger Project
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

     

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    Macclesfield RUFC, Priory Park, Priory Lane Macclesfield, SK10 4AF.

    Andy Kleek and his team are going all out to ensure that the 2019 Macclesfield Festival will be the biggest and most successful yet.

    The first festival, which took place in 2017, was an amazing success proving to be a fantastic day out for families and music lovers alike. 2018 saw an even bigger event with some top bands headlining the 11 hours of entertainment.

     2019 will be one to remember – with more activities for kids and adults, live music, dance tents, market stalls, hot and cold food and much, much more.

    Keep an eye on the website for details.

    Buy your tickets now at: https://www.macclesfieldfestival.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3gXFsP1Vszm5RZ5pSg1JhN1it-8AKXIF2agrBPgc8w7Gx6e6zJM-LQZPE

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    Saturday 3 August

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - August – Higher Poynton

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - August
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week One

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16.Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 5 August – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Tuesday 6 August – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Wednesday 7 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
    Day 4 – Thursday 8 August - Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 5 – Friday 9 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £150.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1, 2 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 2 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1, 2, and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 4 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week One
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Monday 5 August

    Stream Safari at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Nature Stuff to hunt for weird and wonderful creatures lurking in the stream. Wear wellies and prepare to have fun. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Stream Safari at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Tuesday 6 August

    Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff for a family adventure walk hunting out clues in search of Teddy's Golden Treasure.  Learn about nature and wildlife in a hands-on, fun-packed session for families.

    Please bring along a teddy or cuddly toy to help on our Treasure Hunt. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)

    Pond Safari at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff to hunt for weird and wonderful creatures lurking in the pond. Wear wellies and prepare to have fun. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Pond Safari at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Wednesday 7 August

    Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Nature Stuff for a family adventure walk hunting out clues in search of Teddy's Golden Treasure.  Learn about nature and wildlife in a hands-on, fun-packed session for families.

    Please bring along a teddy or cuddly toy to help on our Treasure Hunt. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Oakhanger Project Activities for All (A4A) - 7 August

    Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

    Have fun and learn new skills. Have a go at canoe and kayak; join the Nature trail and get den building. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £10 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family).

    Event repeats on the following dates: 21 and 28 of August.

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Oakhanger Project container, corner of the car park, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Oakhanger Project Team
    Booking / Information: 0799 993 2963 or email the Oakhanger Project
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Thursday 8 August

    Pond Safari Again at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff to hunt for weird and wonderful creatures lurking in the pond. Wear wellies and prepare to have fun. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Pond Safari Again at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Outdoor Experience Disability Day - August

    For families of children with disabilities to try some new activities out in the fresh air. Children and parents/carers can cycle using adapted bikes and try out other activities such as orienteering, archery, falconry displays and much more. A partnership event with Everybody Sport & Recreation.

    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leaders: Everybody Sport and Recreation, Astbury Mere Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Booking: Get tickets for Outdoor Experience Disability Day - August by 6 August
    Information: Ring 07506 317055 or email Everybody Sport & Recreation
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge)

    Minibeast Mission at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Your Mission - if you choose to accept it - is to join Nature Stuff to track down the 'Most Wanted' Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a variety of tracking techniques to complete your assignment. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Minibeast Mission at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Friday 9 August

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking:  Get tickets for Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park - August
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Two

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16.Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 12 August – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Tuesday 13 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Wednesday 14 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 4 – Thursday 15 August - Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
    Day 5 – Friday 16 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £150.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Days 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Two
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 13 August

    Down the Mines! – August

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided, but please wear old clothes. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 13/06/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking:  Get tickets for Down the Mines! - August
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Saturday 17 August

    Foraging Course and Wild Food Cooking – Bilberry Special – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    A full day of foraging and wild food cookery, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After our initial meeting we will go through some keys to help you in the correct identification of what we’re about to find. Along with your very own foragers baskets we will head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. James Wood, your forager, will give you tips on correct identification, potential look-alike species as well as a vast range of edible possibilities that the species can provide us with. Take all of this in whilst enjoying a large range of pre-made wild food tasters from jams to pickles, syrups, chutneys, cordials, alcohol infusions and salt pickles. You will then take on the role of the forager, harvesting a range of wild and fresh ingredients.

    On returning to our venue we will have a quick break whilst sorting through and cleaning up our ingredients. Then we start on the cookery side of our course, you will be guided through the process of chopping, boiling, baking and mixing our wild ingredients to create a delicious meal for us all to enjoy.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £60 for adults, £30 per child (under the age of 16, use the discount code ‘child’ to get this reduced price).

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking:  Get tickets for Foraging Course and Wild Food Cooking - Bilberry Special
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Public Stargazing

    If you've ever looked up at the starry night sky and been enthralled by what you've seen, join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for an evening of astronomy. There will be a general talk, from members of the group, suitable for all levels of knowledge, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage in some guided observing.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Observing highlights – The evenings highlights are Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters and Moon later in the evening.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 17/06/2019

    Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Star Party - Public Stargazing
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Three

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16.Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Monday 19 August – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Tuesday 20 August – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Wednesday 21 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
    Day 4 – Thursday 22 August - Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
    Day 5 – Friday 23 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £150.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1, 2 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 3 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Day 4 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Three
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 21 August

    Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook

    Mount Cook’s knowledgeable instructors will teach your child the essential skills to survive in the wilderness, whilst keeping the protection of the environment in mind. The group will experience and develop skills such as fire lighting, campfire gadgetry, plant identification, cordage and how to build a shelter. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn a new skill, enhance their ability to work well within a team, and develop an appreciation and sense of respect for the natural world.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £35. Event repeats on Wednesday 28 August.

    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Mount Cook Adventure Centre and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Jim Middlemass
    Booking: Get tickets for Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook
    Information:
    01629 823702
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for 8-12 year olds / Easy walking grade / There is a charge for this event)

    Oakhanger Project Activities for All (A4A) - 21 August

    Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

    Have fun and learn new skills. Have a go at canoeing and kayaking; join the Nature trail and get den building. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £10 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family).

    Event repeats on the following dates: 28 of August.

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Oakhanger Project container, corner of the car park, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Oakhanger Project Team
    Booking / Information: 0799 993 2963 or email the Oakhanger Project
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Tuesday 27 August to Friday 30 August

    Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Four

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16.Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Tuesday 27 August – Climb and Abseil
    Day 2 – Wednesday 28 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
    Day 3 – Thursday 29 August – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 4 – Friday 30 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £120.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1, 3 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 3 and 5.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
    Days 1, 3 and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 2 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Four
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 28 August

    Bush Craft Adventure Day Again with Mount Cook

    Mount Cook’s knowledgeable instructors will teach your child the essential skills to survive in the wilderness, whilst keeping the protection of the environment in mind. The group will experience and develop skills such as fire lighting, campfire gadgetry, plant identification, cordage and how to build a shelter. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn a new skill, enhance their ability to work well within a team, and develop an appreciation and sense of respect for the natural world.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £35.

    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Mount Cook Adventure Centre and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Jim Middlemass
    Booking: Get tickets for Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook
    Information:
    01629 823702
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for 8-12 year olds / Easy walking grade / There is a charge for this event)

    Oakhanger Project Activities for All (A4A) - 28 August

    Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

    Have fun and learn new skills. Have a go at canoe and kayak; join the Nature trail and get den building. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £10 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family).

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Oakhanger Project container, corner of the car park, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Oakhanger Project Team
    Booking / Information: 0799 993 2963 or email the Oakhanger Project
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

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    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    The Luna Cinema, a touring outdoor cinematic experience will be in Tatton Park this August, showing three huge box office hits – A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again.

    Food and drink will be available on-site from a number of different vendors.

    A Star Is Born  – August 23 – book here

    Mamma Mia – August 24 – book here

    Bohemian Rhapsody – August 25 – book here

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    Tuesday 3 September

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - September

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - September
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 4 September

    Nature’s Bounty

    A morning walk along the Biddulph Valley Way and around Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest looking to see what wild foods can be found in your local countryside.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 04/07/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leader: Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking:  Get tickets for Nature's Bounty by 2 September
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance)


    Sunday 8 September

    Navigation for Beginners

    Come and learn basic navigation skills on an easy going day which includes 2 hours in the morning learning basic navigation techniques, then spending the afternoon taking turns at leading the group and using the skills learnt in the morning.

    All maps and compasses provided, but feel free to bring your own compass if you wish to practise with it. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £11.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/07/2019

    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking:  Get tickets for Navigation for Beginners
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring a packed lunch / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

    Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

    Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

    During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

    Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers).

    Booking in advance is essential. Please email Vic Barlow to also book a ‘one to one’ session.
    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow
    Booking:  Get tickets for Dog Behaviour Clinic
    One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Friday 13 September

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking:  Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - September
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Sunday 15 September

    Printmaking Workshop – Lino and Monoprinting

    At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.

    Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day.

    Work completed on previous course is available to see on  Ann Robertson’s website.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialAll participants must be 16 years or olderCost £45.

    Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea; coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

    Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm
    Meeting point: 
    Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson
    Booking:
    Get tickets for Printmaking Workshop
    Information:
    Ring 07791 504971 or email Patty Callaghan
    (Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

    Dabbling with Dowsing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of water divining, now’s your chance. Local folklore and traditions enthusiast, Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray, will show you the techniques and then let you loose to try it out! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 15/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm
    Meeting point: Newgate Nature reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray
    Booking:  Get tickets for Dabbling with Dowsing by 11 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 10 / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Wednesday 18 September

    Countryside Crafts

    Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic basket or platter, from materials found on the nature reserve, depending on what needs pruning! Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as you will be weaving natural materials that you find, which may be prickly!

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 18/07/2019

    Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik Ginn and Emma Houghton
    Booking:  Get tickets for Countryside Crafts by 15 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


    Sunday 22 September

    Autumn Equinox with Greenwood Growth

    Give thanks for what we have with Greenwood Growth and others during this abundant time of the year. Honour the return of the darkness by making a candle. Discover and enjoy timeless stories, raise your energy levels in preparation for the cold ahead and share food cooked over the fire.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking:  Get tickets for Autumn Equinox with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
    Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - September
    Information:
    Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill

    Join the Bollin Valley rangers on a foraging walk around Rossmill. We will be looking for fruits, seeds and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside and sampling whatever we can! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over the age of 6.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 22/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
    Booking:  Get tickets for Wild Food Walkabout by 18 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Friday 27 September

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - September – Bollington

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walk - September
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Sunday 29 September

    Carrs Working Party and Clean-up - September

    Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

    Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

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    Tuesday 1 October

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - October

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - October
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)

    Down the Mines! – October

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided, but please wear old clothes. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 01/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking:  Get tickets for Down the Mines! - October
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October

    Bollin Valley Partnership Schools Week

    Varied half day school based workshops themed on wildlife, nature the countryside. Using the skills and talents of local educators and both Cheshire East Council and Bollin Valley Rangers. Booking in advance is essential. Bookings taken from early September.

    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers & colleagues
    Booking and Information: 01625 374790 or email the Bollin Valley Partnership
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Saturday 12 October

    Astbury Mere – its history and landscape

    Astbury Mere was once a busy industrial quarry. Today it is one of Cheshire’s most popular recreational destinations. Find out how this transformation took place and how the local community continues to care for their local park.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/08/2019

    Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
    Booking: Get tickets for Astbury Mere - its history and landscape by 10 October
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 13 October

    Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    A 2-hour extreme outdoor fitness session for those wanting something a bit different as part of their fitness regime! The session will involve a warm up and cool down with running, steps, hill sprints along with a variety of intense exercises!

    The class is not for the faint-hearted (suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness level attendees) but for those wanting a challenge and who like being in the outdoors in a fantastic country park! Suitable for anyone over the age of 18.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £12.50.

    Time: 9.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking:  Get tickets for Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Suitable for anyone over the age of 18 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)


    Wednesday 16 October

    Meres, Canals, Ways and Edges

    A 16km (10 mile) circular walk, starting from Astbury Mere Country Park along the Macclesfield Canal to the Biddulph Valley Way and back via Congleton Edge and local Public Rights of Way. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/08/2019

    Time:
    10.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking:  Get tickets for Meres, Canals, Ways and Edges by 14 October
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate to strenuous walking grade / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch)


    Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Halloween Trail

    Some spooky visitors are visiting the park this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Buy a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p, and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9.00am to 5.00pm between the 19th of October and 3rd November
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Halloween Trail

    Some spooky visitors are visiting the Nature Reserve this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 19th of October and 3rd November
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


    Saturday 26 October

    Family Bushcraft Day

    Join Bushcraft expert Peter, from Red Oak Bushcrafts, for a really fascinating and packed day learning bushcraft skills. From shelter building techniques and filtering water through to lighting fires using natural materials (there’s more to it than just rubbing two sticks together!). These are just some of things you’ll experience.

    You will be amazed at just what you can achieve with nature’s help. This day is a fantastic opportunity to forget the frantic modern world and to tune out of Wi-Fi and tune in to nature. A fun and fascinating day for all the family to enjoy.

    Booking in advance is essential. Adult and 1 Child - £50, Family of 4 - £85 (2 x Adults, 2 x Children), Family of 4 - £70 (1 x Adult, 3 x Children), Additional Child £15.

    Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Meeting point: Borrow Pit Meadows. Roadside parking by Alsager Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2SJ (SJ787567)
    Leaders: Red Oak Bushcrafts
    Booking / Information: Email Red Oak Bushcrafts or visit the Red Oak Bushcrafts website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Ghostly Goings-on

    If you've ever looked up at the starry night sky and been enthralled by what you've seen, join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for an evening of astronomy. There will be a general talk, from members of the group, suitable for all levels of knowledge, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage in some guided observing.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Observing highlights – The evenings highlights are Saturn, star clusters and Milky Way.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 26/08/2019

    Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets Tegg's Nose Star Party - Ghostly Goings-on
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Sunday 27 October

    Halloween Happenings

    Bring a pumpkin, knife and nightlight to craft a lantern for a spooky walk down the Park. Seasonal crafts and activities with the Bollin Valley Rangers, spooky dress optional. Particularly suited to younger children (aged 6 to 10 years old). Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4 per child.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 27/08/2019

    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Euan Murray
    Booking:  Get tickets for Halloween Happenings by 24 October
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone between the ages of 6 and 10 / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Monday 28 October 

    Spooky Trip Down the Mines!!!

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a Halloween tour of underground Alderley Edge. Come and see the some of the oldest copper mines in Great Britain and hear some of the stories of real people who lived and worked there..... Do you dare???

    You are welcome to wear fancy dress but please be aware that it may get dirty due to the nature of the mines. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust yard behind Wizard Restaurant, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773)
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Spooky Trip Down the Mines!!!
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Tuesday 29 October 

    Spooky Trip Down the Mines Again!!!

    Another chance to join Derbyshire Caving Club for a Halloween tour of underground Alderley Edge. Come and see the some of the oldest copper mines in Great Britain and hear some of the stories of real people who lived and worked there….. Do you dare???

    You are welcome to wear fancy dress but please be aware that it may get dirty due to the nature of the mines. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust yard behind Wizard Restaurant, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773)
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Spooky Trip Down the Mines Again!!!
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Woodland Wizards at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Set out on a woodland quest with Nature Stuff. Look for Dragon footprints and Dragon eggs and help make magic potions and a giant fire breathing dragon! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Woodland Wizards at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Wednesday 30 October

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - October – Poynton Park

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Poynton Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - October
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)

    Halloween Hoot at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff for spooky outdoor games, Halloween challenges and fangtastic fun for families. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Halloween Hoot at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Thursday 31 October

    Halloween Hoot at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Nature Stuff for spooky outdoor games, Halloween challenges and fangtastic fun for families. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Halloween Hoot at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

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    Friday 1 November

    Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Set out on a woodland quest with Nature Stuff. Look for Dragon footprints and Dragon eggs and help make magic potions and a giant fire breathing dragon! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 3 November

    Bodge It

    Drop in at any point during the afternoon to learn about the traditional skill of using a pole lathe. Watch as logs are turned into chair legs.

    Time: Any time between 12.30pm and 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 5 November

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - November

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - November
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 10 November

    Poynton Park Tree Wander

    Come and learn about our native trees and how to identify them on a short walk around Poynton Park. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/09/2019

    Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Poynton Park Car Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Park Tree Wander by 8 November
    Information:
    01625 383700
    (Easy walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Saturday 16 November

    Hedgelaying for Beginners

    Hedgelaying is the traditional way to maintain a boundary hedge. This hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedge laying techniques and to the different tools required to complete the job. Suitable for anyone over the age of 14. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £25.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/09/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Glebe Farm, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RQ (SJ847615)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
    Booking: Get tickets for Hedgelaying for Beginners by 13 November
    Information: 01260 297237 or visit the Glebe Farm website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 14 / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Please leave your dog at home)


    Sunday 24 November

    Rossmill Working Party

    Help keep your local park looking good and learn some new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing. Please bring your own gardening.

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


    Saturday 30 November

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - November – Higher Poynton

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - November
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)

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    Tuesday 3 December

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 4 December

    Crafting at Christmas

    A great chance to make some Christmas decorations to impress your family and friends. Suitable for all skill levels! Full instructions will be given on how to make simple decorations or gifts from willow and other natural materials.

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 04/10/2019

    Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Nik Ginn
    Booking: Get tickets for Crafting at Christmas by 1 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 8 December

    Meet the Longhorns

    This is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. You will meet all the bulls, cows and calves at close quarters in their winter housing at Styal and find out how and why we use the Longhorns to manage our country parks.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/10/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
    Booking: Get tickets for Meet the Longhorns by 4 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Easy walking grade)


    Saturday 14 December to Sunday 29 December

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9am to 5pm between the 14 of December until 29 December
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 14 of December and 29 December
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


    Saturday 14 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 14 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential. 

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 14 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Sunday 15 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 15 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 15 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Saturday 21 December

    Yuletide with Greenwood Growth

    Join Greenwood Growth as we mark the shortest day of the year with traditional crafts and activities in the middle of the woods. Create foraged wreaths, food and decorations fit for a Winter Ball. Eat, drink and feel merry.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking: Get tickets for Yuletide with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)