July 2018 Ranger Events

The Rangers run a large number of varied and interesting events, across Cheshire East, throughout the year.

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Events for July 2018


Friday 20 July

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

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 essentialCost £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 - July
Information:  Email Northern Realist or  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)


Wednesday 25 July

Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches Again

Another chance to experience the thrills of climbing in this introductory climbing session, with Moorland Adventure. Suitable for anyone over the age of 9. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £14.

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Meeting point: The Roaches, Roach Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UB (SK00416212)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure
Booking:  Book tickets for Introduction to Climbing at The Roaches Again
Information: 01625 573615
(Suitable for anyone over the age of 9 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Healthy Walk – Event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)


Saturday 28 July

Tegg's Nose Butterfly Walk

Family wildlife walk around the top of Tegg's Nose Country Park to look for and learn more about some of the park's resident butterfly species and, if we are lucky, seeing the scarce local speciality, namely, the Wall butterfly.

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

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 28/05/2018

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Tim Ward and Andy Caesar from Butterfly Conservation and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Booking:  Book tickets for Tegg's Nose Butterfly Walk
Information: 01625 374833
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge / Bring binoculars if you have them / Healthy & Wildlife Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

Batty about Bats

Bats are one of the UK's most misunderstood animals. Come and dispel a few myths and find out more about these fascinating creatures as we take a short stroll at the Carrs Park, Wilmslow. Please bring a torch.

Time: 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James and the Friends of the Carrs
Information: 01625 374833
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please leave your dog at home / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


Sunday 29 July

Tegg’s Nose Rocks!

Join Geologist Kate Riddington and Tegg’s Nose Country Park Ranger Martin James to explore the geological history of the park and wider Cheshire Plain.

We will walk the ‘Tegg’s Nose Rocks!’ trail and help you to spot evidence of recent Ice Ages or ripples from a river flowing some 325 million years ago! It's easy walking, with lots of interesting geology to explore.

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

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 29/05/2018

Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Geologist Kate Riddington and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Martin James
Booking:  Book tickets for Tegg's Nose Rocks!
Information: 01625 374833
(Easy walking grade / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 7 / Places limited - please book in advance / Car parking charge / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)