November 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 November 2019


Friday 1 November

Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Set out on a woodland quest with Nature Stuff. Look for Dragon footprints and Dragon eggs and help make magic potions and a giant fire breathing dragon! 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 tickets for Woodland Wizards 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)


Sunday 3 November

Bodge It 

Drop in at any point during the afternoon to learn about the traditional skill of using a pole lathe. Watch as logs are turned into chair legs.

Time: Any time between 12.30pm and 3.30pm
Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
Information: 01625 383700
(Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge)


Tuesday 5 November

Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - November

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 - November
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)


Sunday 10 November

Poynton Park Tree Wander

Come and learn about our native trees and how to identify them on a short walk around Poynton Park. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/09/2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Poynton Park Car Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Park Tree Wander by 8 November
Information:
01625 383700
(Easy walking grade / 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 / Wildlife Walk - Event)


Saturday 16 November

Hedgelaying for Beginners

Hedgelaying is the traditional way to maintain a boundary hedge. This hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedge laying techniques and to the different tools required to complete the job. Suitable for anyone over the age of 14. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £25.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/09/2019

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Glebe Farm, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RQ (SJ847615)
Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
Booking: Get tickets for Hedgelaying for Beginners by 13 November
Information: 01260 297237 or visit the Glebe Farm website
(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 14 / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Please leave your dog at home)


Sunday 24 November

Rossmill Working Party

Help keep your local park looking good and learn some new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing. Please bring your own gardening.

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
Information: 01625 374790
(Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


Saturday 30 November

Introduction to Nordic Walking - November – 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 tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - November
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)