March 2019 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 2019 Ranger events listings.

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Events for March 2019


Tuesday 5 March

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - March

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 tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - March
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)

Down the Mines! – March

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.

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 tickets for Down the Mines! - March
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 9 March

Introduction to Nordic Walking - March – Poynton Park

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: Poynton Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - March
Information: 07593448403
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


Saturday 16 March

Introduction to Map Reading 

A simple introduction to the use of maps for exploring the English countryside. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10.

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Map Reading by 14 March
Information: 01260 297237
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge)


Saturday 23 March

Spring Equinox with Greenwood Growth

Feed your spirit with Greenwood Growth and others as we welcome lengthening nights and the arrival of Spring. Work with natural materials and create a Spring posy; decorate eggs using natural plant dye; and plant seeds for health. Share a feast cooked over the fire and enjoy stories drawn from folklore.

This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Greenwood Growth
Booking: Get tickets for Spring Equinox with Greenwood Growth
Information: 07801 655272
(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 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


Sunday 24 March 

Tythy Tidy

Join local groups, Tytherington High School and the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers on a mission to rid the area of litter.

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Tytherington High School, Manchester Road, Tytherington, SK10 2ED (SJ917747)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
Information: 01625 374790
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access / Refreshment stop - opportunity for refreshments)


Saturday 30 March

Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course – Macclesfield Riverside 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 for adults, £30 per child (under the age of 16, use the discount code ‘child’ to get this reduced price)

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK 
Booking: Get tickets for Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course
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 / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


 

Sunday 31 March

Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - March
Information:
Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
(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)