September 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 September 2017


Sunday 3 September

Bollin Valley Walks – The Source

A strenuous 8km (5 mile) walk from Tegg’s Nose Country Park into Macclesfield Forest exploring the source and upper reaches of the River Bollin. 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: 03/07/2017

Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - The Source by 31 August
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 / Strenuous walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Dogs on leads permitted)

Dabble with Dowsing

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of water divining, now’s your chance. Local folklore and traditions enthusiast, Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray, will show you the techniques and then let you loose to try it out! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10.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: 03/07/2017

Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm
Meeting point: Junction of Wilmslow Park South and Cow Lane, Wilmslow Park, Wilmslow Park South, Wilmslow SK9 2DH (SJ853813)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray
Booking: Book online for Dabble with Dowsing by 31 August
Information: 01625 374790
(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 10 / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


Tuesday 5 September

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - September

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: 05/07/2017

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 - September
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)

Evening Bat Walk

An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating creatures and to ‘listen’ for signs of activity.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 05/07/2017

Time: 8.30pm to 10.00pm
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leader: Ged Ryan, Cheshire Bat Group
Booking: Book online for Evening Bat Walk
Information: 01477 534115
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge)


Sunday 10 September

Navigation for Beginners

Come and learn basic navigation skills on an easy going day which includes 2 hours in the morning learning basic navigation techniques, then spending the afternoon taking turns at leading the group and using the skills learnt in the morning.

All maps and compasses provided, but feel free to bring your own compass if you wish to practise with it. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £11.50.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/07/2017

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
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 Navigation for Beginners by 8 September
Information: 01625 383700
(Moderate 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 / Bring a packed lunch / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

Come and Try It Day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park - September

Join Moorland Adventure, in a beautiful countryside setting, to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Orienteering. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £18 per person.

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure  
Booking: Book online for Come and Try It Day at Tegg's Nose Country Park - September
Information: 01625 573615
(There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy walking grade / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

Bollin Valley Walks – Prestbury and Mottram

A moderate 11.2km (7 mile) circular walk from Macclesfield Riverside Park into Prestbury and beyond, exploring the River Bollin. 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: 10/07/2017

Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Jim Middlemass
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - Prestbury and Mottram by 7 September
Information: 01625 511086
(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)


Sunday 17 September

Changing Seasons - Mindfulness Walk with Pamela Carr

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.  We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

If you enjoy walking, love nature and want to explore Mindfulness - join Pamela Carr on this leisurely morning walk with a difference.  The circular walk (about 2 miles) will include some pauses and simple exercises to help us to slow down, become more present and open our senses to what we can see, hear, feel, smell and maybe even taste, moment by moment. Each walk in the series will have a different theme.

Pamela loves this beautiful space and experiences new inspiration every time she visits.  Previous walkers have spoken about discovering for themselves the quietening, calming and creative benefits of walking mindfully in nature. You might like to bring your notebook or camera.

Following the walk you’ll return to the popular Tegg's Nose Tea Room to share discoveries and creative ideas.  Optional drinks/snacks available to purchase. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.00.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 17/07/2017

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Pamela Carr, Mindfulness Teacher and Focusing Professional
Booking: Book online for Changing Seasons - Mindfulness Walk with Pamela Carr
Information: Email Pamela Carr
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Partnership event / Car parking charge)


Saturday 23 September

Ramble with the Rangers – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Join East Cheshire Ramblers and the Rangers for a circular 9.8km (6 mile) guided walk, from Tegg’s Nose Country Park, while looking out for signs of wildlife and enjoying the autumnal landscape. Booking in advance is essential.

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 23/07/2017

Time: 10.00am to 1.15pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: East Cheshire Ramblers and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Booking: Book online for Ramble with the Rangers - Tegg's Nose Country Park
Information: 01625 374833
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate to Strenuous walking grade / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Bring a snack / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


Sunday 24 September

Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers).

Booking in advance is essential. Please email Vic Barlow to also book a ‘one to one’ session.

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 24/07/2017

Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow – www.vicbarlow.com
Booking: Book online for Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather
One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
Information: 01625 374833
(Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill

Join the Bollin Valley rangers on the second of their foraging walks in the Bollin Valley. This time looking for fruits, seeds and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over the age of 6. 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: 24/07/2017

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
Booking: Book online for Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill by 19 September
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 / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Wildlife Walk - Event)


Wednesday 27 September

Bridgend Centre Walk - September

A 3 hour walk 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 1.15pm
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 / Moderate walking grade / Healthy and Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event / There is a charge for this event)