April 2017 Ranger Events

The Rangers run a large number of varied and interesting events, across Cheshire East, throughout the year.

Please return to the Ranger events page for links to the rest of the 2017 Ranger events listings.

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Events for April 2017


Saturday 1 April to Sunday 23 April

Tegg’s Nose Country Park Easter Hunt

Ranger Martin’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them and collect their names? 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 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 April 1 and April 23
Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Cheshire East 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 Easter Hunt

Ranger Mark’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them 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 1 and 23 April
Meeting point: : Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Service
Information: 01477 534115
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)


Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April

Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club – Week One

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.

  • Day 1 – Monday,  3 April – Archery and Orienteering
  • Day 2 – Tuesday, 4 April – Bushcraft and Environmental Art with Anne Humberstone (International Artist)
  • Day 3 – Wednesday, 5 April – Climb and Abseil
  • Day 4 – Thursday, 6 April - Cave and Scramble
  • Day 5 – Friday, 7 April - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost is £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 for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure 
Booking: Book online for Moorland Adventure Easter 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 3 April

Easter Eggsplorer at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Join Nature Stuff to learn all about nature in springtime. Make your very own bird's nest and collect Easter eggs, to take home, on the ‘Signs of Spring Treasure Trail’. Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £6.50 per child 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: Book online for Easter Eggsplorer 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)


Tuesday 4 April

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - April

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 is a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

This event repeats every first Tuesday of the month (except June).

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 04/02/2017

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: Book online for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - April
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)


Wednesday 5 April

Pond Safari at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve - April

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 £6.50 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: Book online for Pond Safari at Brereton Heath LNR - April
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 7 April

Astbury Mere Outdoor Experience Disability Day

Everybody Sport & Recreation, Cheshire East Council Ranger Service and Astbury Mere Trust have come together to put on this free event, which provides an opportunity for families of children with disabilities to try out 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, pond dipping and much, more.

There is also the opportunity to enjoy discounted watersports activities on Astbury Mere with Peak Pursuits.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 3 (younger children are welcome to come along however they might not be able to participate in all the activities). Part of the Everybody Sport and Recreation Easter Holiday Activities Programme.

Booking in advance is essential.

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 and Cheshire East Council Ranger Service
Booking: Book online for Astbury Mere Outdoor Disability Day
Information:
Ellie on 07809 665228 or Andy on 07506 317055
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 3 / Healthy Walk - Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access / Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


Saturday 8 April

In-Depth Foraging and Cookery class with James Wood - Asian Foods

This session begins with a greeting of wild teas and coffees, jams and scones, whilst enjoying these we do some introductions and a discussion about what foraging is all about for you and for me. We then move on to learn a range of key skills that help us correctly identify the wild plants we will encounter during our forage.

After this we head out to explore our surrounding spaces and discover what wild edible species lie all around us, whilst trying up to 20 pre-made tasters including jams, chutneys, pickles, salt ferments, syrups, spices and alcohol infusions. We will then harvest enough wild plant material to create and cook our own wild food lunch and preserve.

On returning to our main site we process our wild foods and begin the cookery side of this course, where we will learn how to, chop, boil, fry, ferment, pickle and create delicious meals with our wild foods. We will cook up a two course lunch and a preserve for you all to take home and share with your friends. Everyone will be given a wild food portfolio, including information on foraging and detailed information on the recipes we cook up so you can recreate them at home.

This is a hands-on course and you will become the foragers and chefs for the day making fresh spring rolls, sushi, a wild stir fry and nettle kimchi to take home.

Included: Wild tea and coffee, scones and jam on arrival. 20 pre-made wild food tasters during the foraging walk. A two course wild food meal. 1 made on the day wild food preserve to take home. Wild food portfolio from the days session and any wild plants you wish to cook with at home.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £50 per adult, £25 per child (under the age of 16).

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: Book online for In-Depth Foraging and Cookery class - Asian Foods 
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)

Introduction to Nordic Walking – April – Higher Poynton

Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with a wide variety of people now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super-fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.

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.

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: Book online for Introduction to Nordic Walking - April - Higher Poynton
Information: 07593448403 (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance)

Tegg’s Nose Star Party – April

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 - "JUPITER" a day after opposition. "Jupiter" will be visible all night, in the constellation Virgo.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/02/2017

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: Book online for Tegg's Nose Star Party - April
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 10 April to Thursday 13 April

Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club – Week Two

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.

  • Day 1 – Monday, 10 April – Archery and Bushcraft
  • Day 2 – Tuesday, 11 April – Climb and Abseil
  • Day 3 – Wednesday, 12 April - Cave and Scramble
  • Day 4 – Thursday, 13 April - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost is £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 for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure 
Booking: Book online for Moorland Adventure Easter 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)


Monday 10 April

Easter Eggsplorer Again at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

A second chance to join 'Nature Stuff' to learn all about nature in springtime. Make your very own bird's nest and collect Easter eggs, to take home, on the ‘Signs of Spring Treasure Trail’. Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £6.50 per child per session.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 07/02/2017

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: Book online for Easter Eggsplorer 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)


Tuesday 11 April

Easter Eggsplorer at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Join Nature Stuffto learn all about nature in springtime. Make your very own bird's nest and collect Easter eggs, to take home, on the ‘Signs of Spring Treasure Trail’. Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £6.50 per child per session.

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point:
 Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Book online for Easter Eggsplorer 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)


Wednesday 12 April

The Big Bug Hunt at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Join Nature Stuff for an action-packed, hands-on invertebrate investigation. A close-up look at life in the undergrowth. Wellies recommended. Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £6.50 per child.

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Book online for the Big Bug 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 / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Wildlife Walk – Event)

Oakhanger Project Family Activity and Adventure Taster Day

A great day of varied activities run by the Oakhanger Project at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Have a go at Canoeing and Kayaking; Explore the Nature trails and Obstacle course plus a chance to meet “Sammy Seal” and earn your Seal badge and storybook.

These Activity and Adventure days will provide accessible activities for children and families. Over 14’s will be given the opportunity to learn leadership skills with the Acorns team. Booking in advance is advised. Cost £2.50.

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point:
Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders:
Oakhanger Project
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)

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Join the Bollin Valley Rangers on an afternoon of Eastery fun for the under 10’s. Making crafts with natural materials that we will find whilst on a wander down into the valley. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/02/2017

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
Booking: Book online for Easter Eggstravaganza by 10 April
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 / Especially suitable for 5-10 year olds / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Wednesday 19 April

Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk

A short 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: 19/02/2017

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: Book online for Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk by 17 April
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)

Bridgend Centre Walk - April

A walk of about 4km (2.5 miles) looking at the natural history of the Pennine foothills around Bollington. A circular walk from the Bridgend Centre, Bollington with refreshments provided at the end of the walk. Cost £2.50.

Time: 10.15am to 12.15pm
Meeting point: Bridgend Centre, 104 Palmerston Street, Bollington, SK10 5PW (SJ935779)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Paul Hughes
Information: 01625 576311 or visit the Bridgend Centre website 
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy walking grade / Healthy and Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event / There is a charge for this event)

Oakhanger Project Family Activity and Adventure Taster Day Again

A second great day of varied activities run by the Oakhanger Project at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Have a go at Canoeing and Kayaking; Explore the Nature trails and Obstacle course plus a chance to meet “Sammy Seal” and earn your Seal badge and storybook.

These Activity and Adventure days will provide accessible activities for children and families. Over 14’s will be given the opportunity to learn leadership skills with the Acorns team. Booking in advance is advised. Cost £2.50.

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Oakhanger Project
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 20 April

Walk with Nature: Dawn Chorus at Tegg's Nose

A very early morning walk in the woodland and scrub around Tegg's Nose Country Park listening and looking for the area's resident song birds as well as spring migrants including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap, garden warbler, pied flycatcher and common redstart.

Time: 6.00am to 8.00am
Meeting point: Ring 01625 432635 a few days prior to the event
Leaders: Ray Evans and Ian Taylor from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Paul Hughes
Information: 01625 432635 or email Ray Evans
(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 / Car parking charge)


Friday 21 April

Boggy Doodles: An introduction to the art, science and joy of green sketching - April

A friendly introduction to green sketching for beginners. Green sketching blends the best of nature and field sketching, focusing on the process, not the end result. This approach makes sketching much more rewarding and takes the pressure off trying to produce a perfect drawing. It’s a wonderful way to reconnect with nature, de-stress and improve your observation skills.

No previous experience necessary (you don’t even have to share your sketches if you don’t want to).

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

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
Booking: Book online for Boggy Doodles - April
Information: 01625 574633 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 / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)


Sunday 23 April

Mills of Bollington and Rainow

An 8km (5 mile) walk around Bollington and Rainow taking in Kerridge Ridge to look at the historical mills of the area. 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: 23/02/2017

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
Booking: Book online for Mills of Bollington and Rainow by 21 April
Information:
01625 383700
(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 / Strenuous walking grade / Bring a packed lunch.)

Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session - April

Run Stronger Club; run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-runner Dan Mayers, is a low cost, six week crash course to STRONGER running with resilience to injury.

Ideal for complete beginners to intermediate runners. This is an invitation to an opening session, which will give you a feel for what's to come over the next six weeks.

The session will include: How to warm up properly and the correct use of stretching / Mobility for running longevity / Pace and technique testing / Cool down and review.

Signing up to the full course is then entirely up to you at the end of the session. Meet ups are twice weekly and daily home routines to back up the training. More info on the Run Stronger Club website.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £6.

Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
Booking: Book online for Run Strong Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session - April
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)


Tuesday 25 April

Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants. We will be searching for pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and the elusive wood warbler which sadly is declining in numbers.

Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
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 Paul Hughes
Information: 01625 615628 or email The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group
(Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)

Orienteering for All – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

An evening event held by Manchester and District Orienteering Club. 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
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Manchester and District Orienteering Club 
Information: Email MDOC 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)


Thursday 27 April

Walk with Nature: Birds of Tegg's Nose

A morning 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: 9.30am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Ring 01260 275248 a few days prior to the event
Leaders: Ian Taylor and Alan Brereton from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Information: 01260 275248 or email Ian Taylor
(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 / Car parking charge)


Sunday 30 April

Carrs Working Party and Clean-up

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: 10.00am 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)