May 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 May 2018


Tuesday 1 May

Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.

Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
Meeting point: Errwood Hall car park, Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, SK17 6GT (SK012748)
Leaders: Alan Brereton and Ian Taylor from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
Information: 01625 615628 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
(Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - May

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 - May
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)


Saturday 5 May

Tegg’s Nose Star Party – May

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 - Jupiter "King of the Planets". Jupiter will be visible all night, in the constellation Virgo.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 05/03/2018

Time: 8.00pm 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
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)


Wednesday 9 May

Introduction to Nordic Walking - May – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

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: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking Instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
Booking:  Book tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking
Information: 07593448403
(Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance)


Friday 11 May

Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups - Tegg's Nose Country Park

Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting and stream dipping session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £6.50 per adult per session.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 11/03/2018

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point:
Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
Booking: Book tickets for Wellies in the Wild - Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups
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 / Partnership event / Wildlife Walk – Event)


Saturday 12 May

Spring walk to Lawton Woods

A 6km (4 mile) countryside ramble to see the extensive bluebell displays in Lawton Woods. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8. Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/03/2018

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Rode Heath Rise, Off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, Cheshire, ST7 3RU (SJ805570)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service Matthew Axford
Booking:  Book tickets for Spring walk to Lawton Woods by 9 May
Information: 01260 297237
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Moderate walking grade)


Sunday 13 May

The Birdlife of Astbury Mere – May

Join local birder Steve Seal for an early morning walk around Astbury Mere to see the extensive birdlife that thrives in the park. Spring migrants will be here in abundance. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8. 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: 13/03/2018

Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
Leaders: Local birder Steve Seal
Booking: Book tickets for The Birdlife of Astbury Mere - May  by 10 May
Information: 01260 297237 or visit the Astbury Mere Wildlife Blog
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Bring binoculars if you have them / 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)

Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session - May

Run Stronger Club; run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-runner Dan Mayers, is a low cost, six week crash course to STRONGER running with resilience to injury.

Ideal for complete beginners to intermediate runners. This is an invitation to an opening session, which will give you a feel for what's to come over the next six weeks.

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 the full course is then entirely up to you at the end of the session. Meet ups are twice weekly and daily home routines to back up the training. More info on the  Run Stronger Club website.

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

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
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 - May
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)

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 per adult, £25 per child (under the age of 16).

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:  Book tickets for Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Course - Macclesfield Riverside Park
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)


Wednesday 16 May

Alsager Tree Walk

A gentle walk around the local area to look at some of the trees and wildlife within the urban environment. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 12.Booking in advance is essential.

Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Meeting point: Alsager Library, Sandbach Road North, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2QH (SJ796555)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Alistair Wright
Booking: Tickets available to book in person at Alsager Library, please book by 14 May
Information: 01270 375325
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 12 / Especially suitable for adults / Wildlife Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade)

Timbersbrook Explorer

A 10km (6 mile) circular walk starting from Timbersbrook Picnic Area, exploring the Biddulph Valley Way, Dane-in-Shaw Pasture and local Public Rights of Way before heading up to the top of the Cloud. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/03/2018

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Timbersbrook Picnic Area, Weathercock Lane, Timbersbrook, Congleton, CW12 3PP (SJ894627)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
Booking:  Book tickets for Timbersbrook Explorer by 14 May
Information: 01260 297237
(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 / Moderate to Strenuous walking grade / Healthy Walk - Event)


Thursday, 17 May

Spring Wildlife of Bollington  

A leisurely morning walk around the footpaths of Bollington enjoying the varied wildlife in the area. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 17/03/2018

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
Booking: Book tickets for Spring Wildlife of Bollington by 15 May
Information:
01625 383700
(There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


Friday 18 May

Boggy Doodles: An introduction to the art, science and joy of green sketching

A friendly introduction to green sketching for beginners. Green sketching blends the best of nature and field sketching, focusing on the process, not the end result. This approach makes sketching much more rewarding and takes the pressure off trying to produce a perfect drawing. It’s a wonderful way to reconnect with nature, de-stress and improve your observation skills.

No previous experience necessary (you don’t even have to share your sketches if you don’t want to).

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

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 18/03/2018

Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
Booking:  Book tickets for Boggy Doodles
Information: 01625 574633 or email 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)


Saturday 19 May

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 Spring wildlife. Booking in advance is essential.

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 19/03/2018

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
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 tickets for Ramble with the Rangers
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 packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

Marie Curie Spring Walk - Beeston and Peckforton Ramble

An 11km (7 mile) walk following mainly footpaths across fields near Beeston Castle, then on footpaths west of the Peckforton Hills.

A Marie Curie representative is leading the walk and donations are welcome. Booking in advance is essential. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 12.

Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 19/03/2018

Time: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Meeting point: The Shady Oak Pub, Bates Mill Lane, Tiverton, Tarporley, CW6 9UE (SJ532603)
Leaders: Chris Barratt, Marie Curie Cancer Care local representative and Julie Molyneux, Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
Booking:  Book tickets for Marie Curie Spring Walk
Information: 01270 686071
(Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 12 / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Moderate walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife and Healthy Walk – Event / Bring binoculars if you have them / Bring a packed lunch)


Sunday 20 May

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

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 Buschraft. 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 tickets for Come and Try It Day
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)

Fun Dog Show and Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

Tegg’s Nose Country Park is a favourite walking location for many dog walkers. Join us for a Fun Dog Show, in aid of Animal Support Volunteers, plus an informative Dog Behaviour Clinic from local dog trainer Vic Barlow.

There will be 12 classes judged including: Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Best Rescue Dog/Bitch, Dog with Most Appealing Eyes and Dog Judge would most like to take home. All classes £1 entry.

During a short outdoor behaviour class 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). Please email vic@vicbarlow.com to book a ‘one to one’ session.

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow
One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
Information: 07590 560012
(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)


Wednesday 23 May

A Spring Evening in Kerridge

A 6km (4 mile) walk exploring the footpaths of Kerridge on this historical walk and enjoy the views from Kerridge ridge. 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: 23/03/2018

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Meeting point: Jackson Lane, Kerridge, Bollington, SK10 5BE (SJ935773)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
Booking:  Book tickets for A Spring Evening in Kerridge by 21 May
Information: 01625 383700
(Places limited - please book in advance / Children must be accompanied by an adult / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)


Friday 25 May

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

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 - May
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)


Sunday 27 May

Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session at Tegg’s Nose Country Park - May

A 2-hour extreme outdoor fitness session for those wanting something a bit different as part of their fitness regime! The session will involve a warm up and cool down with running, steps, hill sprints along with a variety of intense exercises!

The class is not for the faint-hearted (suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness level attendees) but for those wanting a challenge and who like being in the outdoors in a fantastic country park! Suitable for anyone over the age of 18. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £12.50.

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
Booking:  Book tickets for Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session - May
Information: 07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
(Suitable for anyone over the age of 18 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)

Doggylympics at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve - May

A ‘turn up and go’ dog event at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Have a go at dog agility, easy obedience, sausage snaffle, temptation alley, retrieve and bonio challenge. Proceeds to Support Dogs. Cost £1 each activity, £5 for all 6.

Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leaders: Jaris and Viv Ash
Information: 01260 290466 or email Jaris Ash
(Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children)


Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June

Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club

A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it 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 – Tuesday 29 May – Archery and Bushcraft
Day 2 – Wednesday 30 May – Climb and Abseil
Day 3 – Thursday 31 May – Kayaking and Canoeing
Day 4 – Friday 1 June - 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, 2 and 4, 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 4.

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
Days 1, 2, and 4 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)
Leaders: Moorland Adventure 
Booking:  Book tickets for Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club
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 29 May

Canine Capers - Creative writing with the dogs - May

A creative writing workshop at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Meet the dogs, feel their fur, see their tricks and learn what makes a dog ‘tick’, then use your imagination to write as a dog. Booking in advance is essential. Cost £5.

Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
Leader: Jaris Ash
Booking / Information: 01260 290466 or email Jaris Ash
(Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

Down the Mines! – May

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: 29/03/2018

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!
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)


Wednesday 30 May

Oak Challenge National Go-Canoeing Week

Come and have a go at canoeing, kayaking, paddleboards, etc. at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. You can also find out more about coaching courses with the Oakhanger Project. Booking in advance is essential.

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)

Bickerton Hill from Ice Age to Iron Age - May

A guided walk with a difference. Walk with a nomadic hunter gather and learn how people survived in post Ice Age Britain. Examine replica artefacts and find out what sort of clothing a Palaeolithic hunter- gatherer might have worn. Hosted by the National Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service with Prehistory Workshop Presenter Dave Trevor from 10000 years BC.

Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £5, children 16 or under £3.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 30/03/2018

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Meeting point: Pool Dale National Trust car park (free), off Goldford Lane (opposite Pool Farm), Bickerton SY14 8LN (SJ503530)
Leaders: National Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service with Prehistory Workshop Presenter Dave Trevor from 10000 years BC
Booking:  Book tickets for Bickerton Hill from Ice Age to Iron Age
Information: 01270 686071
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate walking grade / Please leave dogs at home / Archaeological & Healthy Walk - Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)