August 2020 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 2020 Ranger events listings.

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Events for August 2020


Monday 3 August to Friday 7 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 3 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 4 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Wednesday 5 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 4 – Thursday 6 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 5 – Friday 7 August - 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. 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)
Day 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: Get your 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 4 August

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 are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

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: Get your tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class
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 / Car parking charge)


Thursday 6 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.

Tickets will be available to book from 18/04/2020.

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: Get your tickets for Outdoor Experience Disability Day by 5th August
Information: Ring 07506 317055 or email Everybody Sport and Leisure
(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 / Car parking charge)


Saturday 8 August

Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

  • How to warm up / cool down effectively
  • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
  • Running posture and how to protect the joints
  • Breath control
  • Running uphill (optional)

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

Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers 
Booking: Get your tickets for Run Stronger Club
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 10 August to Friday 14 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 3 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Monday 10 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 11 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Wednesday 12 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 4 – Thursday 13 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 5 – Friday 14 August - 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. 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)
Day 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: Get your 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)


Monday 10 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 £7.50 per child.

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Get your 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)


Tuesday 11 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 £7.50 per child.

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: Get your tickets for Pond Safari 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 / Wildlife Walk – Event)


Thursday 13 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 £7.50 per child.

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Get your 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)

Gritstone Trail Explorer Walks 2020 - Timbersbrook to Congleton Edge

A new series of guided walks along the Gritstone Trail to mark the completion of the Twin Trails project which has upgraded and improved both the Gritstone Trail in Cheshire East and the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire West & Chester, for walkers.

A 10km (7 mile) circular walk starting from Timbersbrook Picnic Area, partly following the Gritstone Trail and including the Biddulph Valley Way, Congleton Edge and local Public Rights of Way.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to book from 13/06/2020.

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Timbersbrook Picnic Area, Weathercock Lane, Timbersbrook, Congleton, CW12 3PP (SJ894626)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
Booking: Get your tickets for Gritstone Trail Explorer Walks 2020 - Timbersbrook to Congleton Edge by 10 August
Information: 01260 297237
(Places limited - please book in advance /  There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Moderate walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch)

Stream Safari Again at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Join Nature Stuff again 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 £7.50 per child.

Time: 1.30am to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Get your tickets for Stream Safari Again 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 14 August

Pond Safari Again at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Join Nature Stuff again 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 £7.50 per child.

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: Get your tickets for Pond Safari Again 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 / Wildlife Walk – Event)


Saturday 15 August

Introduction to Nordic Walking - August – Higher Poynton

The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

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 Nordic Walking Programme
Booking: Get your tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - August - Higher Poynton
Information: 07593448403
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


Monday 17 August to Friday 21 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 17 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 18 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Wednesday 19 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 4 – Thursday 20 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 5 – Friday 21 August - 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. 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)
Day 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: Get your 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)


Tuesday 18 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. Derbyshire Caving Club asks for a donation of £8.00, which previous visitors have been happy to pay.

Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club 
Booking: Get your tickets for Down the Mines! - August
Information: Email Derbyshire Caving Club
(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 22 August

Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course – 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. 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. Tickets will be available to book from April 2020. 

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Totally Wild UK 
Booking: Get your tickets for Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course - Tegg's Nose Country Park
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 / Car parking charge)


Monday 24 August to Friday 28 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 3 participants must be "Water confident".

Day 1 – Monday 24 August – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Tuesday 25 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 3 – Wednesday 26 August – Climbing and Scrambling at The Roaches
Day 4 – Thursday 27 August –
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding at Rudyard Lake
Day 5 – Friday 28 August - 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. 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)
Day 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: Get your 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)


Friday 28 August

Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park – Features of the Landscape

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops will guide you through everything you need to know.

In this workshop you will learn about: 

  • Painting Natural & Man Made Features
  • Simplification of Detail
  • Scale 

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 £65.

The workshops are led by Kieran Ingram and Christopher Clements, both professional artists. Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
Booking: Get your tickets for Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park - Features of the Landscape
Information:
Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist 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 / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)