November 2018 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 2018 Ranger events listings.

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Events for November 2018


Thursday 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 £6.50 per child.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 01/09/2018

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 tickets for Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
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 4 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: 04/09/2018

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 tickets for Lyme Park and Black Hill walk by Friday 2 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)


Tuesday 6 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.

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 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)


Saturday 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: 10/09/2018

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 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)

Autumn walk to Lawton Woods

A 6km (4 mile) countryside ramble to Lawton Woods and return to Rode Heath via the Trent & Mersey Canal. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8. 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: 10/09/2018

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Rode Heath Rise, Off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, Cheshire, ST7 3RU (SJ805570)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service Matthew Axford
Booking: Book tickets for Autumn walk to Lawton Woods by 8 November
Information: 01260 297237
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Moderate walking grade) 

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.

Observing highlights – Telescope night. Members will offer information and demonstrations of their astronomical equipment.  As the Moon is at the New Phase, and hopefully the skies clear it will be dark and the Milky Way should be seen, along with Mars, the constellations and deep sky objects.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/09/2018

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 tickets 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)


Saturday 17 November

Wild Basket Weaving – Macclesfield Riverside Park

Join James Wood from Totally Wild UK to learn the inspiring craft of basket weaving and create your very own hand crafted foragers basket.

During this whole day session we will make our very own round baskets. We will look in to what wild plants we can use to aid our basket weaving including dog wood, hazel, brambles and willow. Through the day we will walk through the techniques needed to successfully build our own unique, beautiful and useful baskets to take home and enjoy.

Weaving materials and tea / coffee included but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £60 per adult.

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 tickets for Wild Basket Weaving
Information: 07999 992615
(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 / Bring a packed lunch / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)


Sunday 18 November

Wild Basket Weaving Again – Macclesfield Riverside Park

Join James Wood from Totally Wild UK to learn the inspiring craft of basket weaving and create your very own hand crafted foragers basket.

During this whole day session we will make our very own round baskets. We will look in to what wild plants we can use to aid our basket weaving including dog wood, hazel, brambles and willow. Through the day we will walk through the techniques needed to successfully build our own unique, beautiful and useful baskets to take home and enjoy.

Weaving materials and tea / coffee included but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £60 per adult.

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 tickets for Wild Basket Weaving Again
Information: 07999 992615
(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 / Bring a packed lunch / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

Interested in Wildlife Conservation?

Learn some simple countryside skills from our local conservation volunteers group and help to improve natural habitats for wildlife at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16.

Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Congleton and District Conservation Volunteers
Information: Ring 07999 562355 or visit the Congleton and District Conservation Volunteers website 
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Bring a packed lunch / Car parking charge)


Saturday 24 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 £20.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 24/09/2018

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 tickets for Hedgelaying for Beginners by 20 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, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Sunday 25 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: 25/09/2018

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
Booking: Book tickets for Meet the Longhorns by 22 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)