October 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 October 2017


Sunday 1 October

Bollin Valley Walks – Styal and Manchester Airport

A moderate 11.1km (6.9 mile) circular walk, from Styal, following the Bollin Valley Way and the North Cheshire Way, taking in the impressive tunnel through which the River Bollin passes under the second runway at Manchester Airport. 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: 01/08/2017

Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - Styal and Manchester Airport by 28 September
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 / Dogs on leads permitted)


Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October

Bollin Valley Partnership Sustainability Week

Varied half day school based workshops on the broad subject of ‘sustainability. 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)


Tuesday 3 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 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: 03/08/2017

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 - 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)

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: 03/08/2017

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: Book online 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)


Wednesday 11 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 on 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: 11/08/2017

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: Book online for Meres, Canals, Ways and Edges by 9 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 14 October

Fungal Foray at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

A short 3.5km (2 mile) stroll around the park to discover the fascinating species of fungi that grow in the park with local experts from the North West Fungus Group.

Please note that this walk is not intended to be a fungal forage and no species can be collected for consumption. 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: 14/08/2017

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: North West Fungus Group
Booking: Book online for Fungal Foray at Tegg's Nose Country Park
Information:
01625 374833
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Healthy and Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


Saturday 21 October to Friday 5 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 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 21 of October and 30 October
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 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 21 of October and 30 October
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 23 October

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: 23/08/2017

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 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)


Tuesday 24 October

Tales of Terror - The Festival of Fear at Tegg's Nose Country Park

Join our ghostly hosts for a family night of phantom fun with ghoulish games, ghastly goings on and a torchlight walk in the park. The night will end with a hot drink and a spooky snack...if you survive that long. Remember to dress to impress for the Creepy Catwalk (Trophy for best fancy dress). 

Suitable for adults and accompanied children 8 or over. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per person £35 for a discounted group ticket which covers 4 people.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 24/08/2016

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators, Tegg's Nose Tea Room and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Booking: Book online for Tales of Terror - The Festival of Fear 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 of 8 and above / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop - opportunity for refreshment)

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 worked and DIED 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: 24/08/2017

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: Book online 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)


Wednesday 25 October

Bickerton Hill from Ice Age to Iron Age - October

A guided walk with a difference. Walk with a nomadic hunter gather and learn how people survived in post Ice Age Britain. Examine replica artefacts and find out what sort of clothing a Palaeolithic hunter- gatherer  might have worn.  Hosted by the National Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service with Prehistory Workshop Presenter Dave Trevor

Suitable for anyone over the age of 7. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £5, children 16 or under £3.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 25/08/2017

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Meeting point: Pool Dale National Trust car park (free), off Goldford Lane (opposite Pool Farm), Bickerton SY14 8LN (SJ503530)
Leaders: National Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service with Prehistory Workshop Presenter Dave Trevor from 10000 Years BC
Booking: Book online for Bickerton Hill from Ice Age to Iron Age - October
Information: 01270 686071
(Ideal for families and accompanied children /  Suitable for anyone over the age of 7/ Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate walking grade / Please leave dogs at home / Archaeological & Healthy Walk - Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)

Tales of Terror Again - The Festival of Fear at Tegg's Nose Country Park

A second chance to join our ghostly hosts for a family night of phantom fun with ghoulish games, ghastly goings on and a torchlight walk in the park. The night will end with a hot drink and a spooky snack...if you survive that long. Remember to dress to impress for the Creepy Catwalk (Trophy for best fancy dress). 

Suitable for adults and accompanied children 8 or over. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per person £35 for a discounted group ticket which covers 4 people.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 25/08/2016

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators, Tegg's Nose Tea Room and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Booking: Book online for Tales of Terror Again - The Festival of Fear 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 of 8 and above / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop - opportunity for refreshment)

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 worked and DIED 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: 25/08/2017

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: Book online 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)


Thursday 26 October

Autumn Activities

A hands-on workshop to make Autumn and Halloween themed crafts with natural materials. The event will be partly outside so bring suitable cold weather clothing and boots. Particularly suited to younger children (aged 5 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: 26/08/2017

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
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 Autumn Activities by 19 October
Information: 01625 374790
(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 between the ages of 5 and 10 / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


Sunday 29 October

Halloween Happenings

Bring 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: 29/08/2017

Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm
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: Book online for Halloween Happenings by 25 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)