November 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 November 2017


Sunday 5 November

Lyme Park and Black Hill walk

An 11.5km (7 mile) walk through Lyme Park and up to the high ridge of Black Hill with views out to Kinder Scout and also out across the Cheshire Plain. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 05/09/2017

Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
Booking: Book online for Lyme Park and Black Hill walk by Friday 3 November
Information: 01625 383700
(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 / Strenuous walking grade / Please bring a packed lunch)

Bollin Valley Walks – Dunham and Bowdon

A moderate 12.7km (7.9 mile) circular walk from Dunham travelling along quite roads and rural paths then through Devisdale Park and Bowdon before returning along the Bollin Valley Way via Little Bollington. 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: 05/09/2017

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Henshall Lane, Dunham, Altrincham, WA14 5SL (SJ726886)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - Dunham and Bowdon by 2 November
Information: 01625 374790
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch / Moderate walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Tuesday 7 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 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 purchase 2 months prior to event date: 07/09/2017

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 - 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)


Saturday 11 November

Tegg’s Nose Star Party – November

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.

"The late Autumn and early Winter Sky" - Bring along your own optical equipment, then with guidance you will get the opportunity to find, a see for yourselves, objects in the evening sky as well as a chance to use the regular supply of telescopes from MaccAstro.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 11/09/2017

Time: 7.00pm to 10.30pm
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 - November
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 12 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 essentialCost £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/09/2017

Time: 10.00am 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: Book online 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)

Tree Planting Day (Borrow Pit Meadows)

Come along and help the Rangers plant some trees on the Borrow Pit Meadows. We are aiming to plant several hundred metres of new hedge along the side of one of the paths and this is your chance to come and do some ‘hands on conservation work’ and plant some trees in this new hedge. Whether you plant one tree or loads, why not just come and have a go?

You will need old clothes or clothes, you don’t mind getting mucky and scuffed, as some plants are prickly. Gloves and safety glasses are provided. Booking in advance is essential. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/09/2017

Time: Morning group - 10.30am to 12.00pm Afternoon group - 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Borrow Pit Meadows roadside access point. Located next to Alsager Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2SJ (roadside parking only). Or walk from the Salt Line car park (1.5km), Hassall Road, near Hassall Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4XT (SJ775582)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Range Alistair Wright
Booking: Book online for Tree Planting Day (Borrow Pit Meadows) by 9 November
Information: 01260 297237
(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 12 / Bring a snack / Wildlife Walk - Event)


Saturday 18 November

Hedgelaying for Beginners

Hedgelaying is the traditional way to maintain a boundary hedge and was utilised to stockproof areas long before post and wire fences became common. However hedgelaying still remains an important way to rejuvenate a hedge whilst creating and maintaining an important wildlife habitat. 

This one day, hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedgelaying techniques and to the different tools required to complete the job. With the setting for the event adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal it will also be a great location to be showing off your handiwork! Suitable for anyone over the age of 14.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £20.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 18/09/2017

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Rode Heath Rise, Off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, Cheshire, ST7 3RU (SJ805570)
Leader: Ranger Matthew Axford
Booking: Book online for Hedgelaying for Beginners by 14 November
Information: 01260 297237
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 14 / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, pportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Sunday 26 November

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: 26/09/2017

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
Booking: Book online for Meet the Longhorns by 23 November
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 / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Easy walking grade)


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