August 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 August 2018


Wednesday 1 August

Oakhanger Project Activities for All

Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

Have fun and learn new skills. British Canoeing Awards can be achieved. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £8.50.

Event repeats on the following dates: 8, 22 and 29 of August

Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm
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)

Fancy a Paddle - August

A chance to learn a little bit about kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Rudyard Lake. The event is delivered by Moorland Adventure. Full instruction equipment and buoyancy aids will be provided.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be older than 8 years old and be "water confident". Cost £14 per person.

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:   Book tickets for Fancy a Paddle - August
Information: 01625 573615
(Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge)


Thursday 2 August

Outdoor Experience Disability Day - August

For families of children with disabilities to try 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. A partnership event with Everybody Sport & Recreation.

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, Astbury Mere Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
Booking: Book tickets for Outdoor Experience Disability Day - August by 31st July
Information: Ring 07506 317055 or email Everybody Sport and Recreation
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade)


Saturday 4 August

Introduction to Nordic Walking - August – 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 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. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

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 Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme
Booking:  Book tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - August
Information: 07593448403
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance)


Sunday 5 August

Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

Run Stronger Club; run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-runner Dan Mayers, is a friendly, small group training club for the SERIOUS runner of ANY ability.  

This is an invitation to an opening taster session, perfect for complete beginners through to intermediate runners, which will give you a general feel for what the club is about.  

The session will include: Thorough warmup; including full body mobility and dynamic stretches / Running specific body awareness set / Introduction to some Chi-running (posture) techniques / Cool down and stretches / Feedback and chat. 

Signing up to any of the club’s available group slots is then entirely up to you at the end of the session; but ONLY if you like what you see, feel you would fit in well, and wish to make that investment in yourself. No obligation. More info on the  Run Stronger Club website

Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
Booking:  Book tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session 
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)


Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August

Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week One

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Monday 6 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 7 August – Climb and Abseil
Day 3 – Wednesday 8 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
Day 4 – Thursday 9 August - Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 5 – Friday 10 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost £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 on days 1, 2 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 2 and 5.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
Days 1, 2, and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Day 2 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
Day 4 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:  Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer 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)


Tuesday 7 August

Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Join Nature Stuff for a family adventure walk hunting out clues in search of Teddy's Golden Treasure.  Learn about nature and wildlife in a hands-on, fun-packed session for families.

Please bring along a teddy or cuddly toy to help on our Treasure Hunt. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 07/06/2018

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 Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt 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)

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - August

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 - August
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 8 August

Pond Safari at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

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.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/06/2018

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 Pond Safari 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)

Oakhanger Project Activities for All - 8 August

Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

Have fun and learn new skills. British Canoeing Awards can be achieved. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £8.50.

Event repeats on the following dates: 22 and 29 of August

Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm
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)

Minibeast Mission at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Your Mission - if you choose to accept it - is to join Nature Stuff to track down the 'Most Wanted' Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a variety of tracking techniques to complete your assignment. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/06/2018

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
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 Minibeast Mission 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)


Thursday 9 August

Stream Safari at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Join Nature Stuff to hunt for weird and wonderful creatures lurking in the stream. Wear wellies and prepare to have fun. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 09/06/2018

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking:  Book tickets for Stream Safari 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)


Friday 10 August

Minibeast Mission at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Your Mission - if you choose to accept it - is to join Nature Stuff to track down the 'Most Wanted' Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a variety of tracking techniques to complete your assignment. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per child.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/06/2018

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point Tegg’s Nose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking:  Book tickets for Minibeast Mission 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)


Sunday 12 August

Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk

Family wildlife walk around Newgate Nature Reserve to look for and learn more about some of the site's resident butterfly species. Booking and payment in advance essential. Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/06/2018

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
Leaders: Tim Ward from Butterfly Conservation and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Nik Ginn
Booking:  Book tickets for Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk by 8 August
Information: 01625 374790
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them /  Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


Monday 13 August to Friday, 17 August

Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Two

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 and 4 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Monday 13 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 14 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Wednesday 15 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 4 – Thursday 16 August - Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
Day 5 – Friday 17 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost £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 on days 1 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
Days 1 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Days 2 and 4 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
Day 3 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:  Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer 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)


Tuesday 14 August

Down the Mines! – August

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 book 2 months prior to event date: 14/06/2018

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 tickets for Down the Mines! - August
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)


Saturday 18 August

Introduction to Foraging and Wild Food – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

After arriving, at the visitor centre, we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £25 per adult, children 16 or under go free (One free child place per paying adult).

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
Booking:  Book tickets for Introduction to Foraging and Wild Food
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 / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

Tegg’s Nose Star Party – August

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 – All about the Moon. The Moon is at FQ (first quarter) and visible after the Sun has set. Jupiter will be low in the West with hopefully some views Saturn.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 18/06/2018

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 - August
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 19 August

Foraging Course and Wild Food Cooking – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

A full day of foraging and wild food cookery, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

After our initial meeting we will go through some keys to help you in the correct identification of what we’re about to find. Along with your very own foragers baskets we will head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. James Wood, your forager,  will give you tips on correct identification, potential look-alike species as well as a vast range of edible possibilities that the species can provide us with. Take all of this in whilst enjoying a large range of pre-made wild food tasters from jams to pickles, syrups, chutneys, cordials, alcohol infusions and salt pickles. You will then take on the role of the forager, harvesting a range of wild and fresh ingredients.

On returning to our venue we will have a quick break whilst sorting through and cleaning up our ingredients. Then we start on the cookery side of our course, you will be guided through the process of chopping, boiling, baking and mixing our wild ingredients to create a delicious meal for us all to enjoy.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £60 per adult, £25 per child (under the age of 16).

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK 
Booking:  Book tickets for Foraging Course and Wild Food Cooking
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 / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August

Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Three

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Monday 20 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 21 August – Climb and Abseil
Day 3 – Wednesday 22 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
Day 4 – Thursday 23 August - Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 5 – Friday 24 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost £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 on days 1 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1 and 5.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
Days 1, 2 and 5 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Day 3 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
Day 4 Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:  Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Three
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)


Wednesday 22 August

Oakhanger Project Activities for All - 22 August

Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

Have fun and learn new skills. British Canoeing Awards can be achieved. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £8.50.

Event repeats on the 29 of August.

Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm
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)


Sunday 26 August

Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session - August 26

Run Stronger Club; run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-runner Dan Mayers, is a friendly, small group training club for the SERIOUS runner of ANY ability.  

This is an invitation to an opening taster session, perfect for complete beginners through to intermediate runners, which will give you a general feel for what the club is about.  

The session will include: Thorough warmup; including full body mobility and dynamic stretches / Running specific body awareness set / Introduction to some Chi-running (posture) techniques / Cool down and stretches / Feedback and chat. 

Signing up to any of the club’s available group slots is then entirely up to you at the end of the session; but ONLY if you like what you see, feel you would fit in well, and wish to make that investment in yourself. No obligation. More info on the  Run Stronger Club website

Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
Booking:  Book tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session 
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 28 August to Friday 31 August

Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club – Week Four

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Each day focuses on different activities and will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 2 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Tuesday 28 August – Climb and Abseil
Day 2 – Wednesday 29 August – Canoe / Kayak & raft building at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Thursday 30 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 4 – Friday 31 August - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

Cost £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 on days 1, 3 and 5, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 3 and 5.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm on each day
Days 1, 3 and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Day 2 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:  Book tickets for Moorland Adventure Summer Kids Activity Club - Week Four
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)


Wednesday 29 August

Oakhanger Project Activities for All - 29 August

Inclusive activity days for all the family at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve with the Oakhanger Project.

Have fun and learn new skills. British Canoeing Awards can be achieved. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £8.50.

Time:
11.00am to 4.00pm
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)


Friday 31 August

Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist – August

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £49.

Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
Booking:  Book tickets for Plein Air Painting - August
Information:
Email Northern Realist or visit visit the Plein Air Painting course website
(Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)