Nature & Environment

Natural history and environmental events in the region.

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    2016
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    2017

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    The Gardens, Grove, Woodland Walk, Chapel, Picnic Area,  Adventure Play Zone, Gardener's Kitchen Cafe, Betty Ridge Exhibition and the Gift Shop are now all open daily 11am - dusk from November to February and 11am - 5pm March to October.

    A fabulous opportunity to see the changing colours and planting in the gardens as they move through the seasons.

    The Hall will also be open on Sundays 12noon - 3pm from November to February and Sundays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays 12noon - 5pm March to October.

    Visit the website for prices:
    http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/visit-us/

    FREE parking, dogs welcome on a lead.

    (Please note we are closed on 24th December 2016 - 2nd January 2017.)

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    2017
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    Nov
    2017
    Dunham Massey House and Gardens, Altrincham

    With the autumnal season fast approaching, Dunham Massey is kicking off A Taste of Autumn season with a Beer, Bangers & Cider event on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September which showcases some award winning local produce.

    Over the coming weeks there will be a whole host of events and activities for foodies, wildlife lovers and walkers.

    'We are celebrating all things autumn with wildlife spotting and autumnal colour making this a very special time of year.' says Jessica Webb, Dunham’s Visitor Experience Manager. 'A Taste of Autumn will showcase local produce on the wider estate and reveal some autumn rituals visitors may not know about. Personally, I am looking forward to trying this year's honey!'

    The Dunham Massey estate isn’t only made up of the deer park but extends to a much wider 3000 acre estate that produces food and drink sold by local suppliers, including Dunham's shop. You can treat your taste buds on our ‘A Taste of the Estate Guided Walk’, stopping at three locations for free samples of locally produced apple juice, beer and farm produce from Little Heath Farm Shop.

    The garden is still full of colour in September including the rose garden which continues to bloom.  Eagled-eyed visitors who have strolled through the rose garden might have spotted the bee hives. On Monday 4 and Monday 11 September, the beekeepers will be on hand to chat about beekeeping in the garden and will have an observation hive on show. Later on that month they will be harvesting the honey and spinning it in front of visitors ready for jarring, which will then go on to be sold in the shop.

    For wildlife watchers you can pick up a ‘Deer Discovery Trail’ to discover the herds autumn rituals and for those wanting to get a closer look, the Ranger led ‘Rut Walks’ offer the perfect opportunity. One of Dunham’s rangers, Jon Lucas says, “The rut is all about a show of strength – it’s so competitive! The sound of clashing antlers and the distinctive bellowing never fails to impress’. If an early morning walk isn’t for you, come along to ‘Park after Dark’ to see what stirs after we’ve all gone home.

    To get a taste of autumn at Dunham Massey go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey.

    A Taste of Autumn runs from 2 September – 15 November. See our website for details.

    Rut Walks take place on Saturday 14 & 28 and Wednesday 18 & 25 October. Booking essential and are priced at £13.50 (including a bacon butty (or veggie option) and a hot drink!).

    Park after Dark takes place on Thursday 7 & 14 and Tuesday 12 September. Booking essential and priced at £12.50 (included a hot drink and cake).

    Normal admission applies at all events. Free for National Trust members. Additional charges and pre-booking applies for some events. For full details of Dunham Massey’s events this autumn, including timings, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

  • Sun
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    Oct
    2017
    10 am to 4 pmArley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

     

    Enjoy a day out browsing the specialist plant nurseries selling unusual plants, shrubs and bulbs and gather great ideas for your garden for the following year.

    Adult entry is £1.50 (£1 if booked online below) both tickets are redeemable against entry to the stunning Arley Gardens. The Gardener’s Kitchen café is open for meals or just delicious tea and cake.

    Parking FREE - dogs welcome on a lead - cash back available.

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    Oct
    2017
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    Nov
    2017
    Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford and Hartington YHA

    Tourism businesses in and around the Peak District can learn how to achieve growth by welcoming cyclists.

    Two free half-day workshops are being run by Susie Brindley of Willow Business Support Limited on Wednesday 4 October at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford and again on Tuesday 7 November at Hartington YHA.

    Susie is an expert in cycle tourism and the benefits it can bring to businesses.   Her experience includes welcoming major cycle events such as the Tour de France.

    Aimed at accommodation and other tourism businesses in the vicinity of popular Peak District cycle trails, the courses include a networking lunch.

    The workshops have been developed to explain the value, character and requirements of the cycling market and wider changes occurring in rural tourism. They also provide guidance on applications for Pedal Peak for Business grants and offer practical tips on product development and marketing.

    Rural tourism is a growing sector of the tourism industry. Day trips, short breaks and holidays which include cycling are growing in popularity with both domestic and international visitors.

    Places are limited to 20 per workshop. To book, please visit https://marketingpeakdistrictandderbyshire.eventbrite.co.uk/

    For more information about Pedal Peak for Business call: 01629 816297 or Email: carol.parsons@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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    2017
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    2017
    Areey Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

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