November 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 November 2020


Sunday 1 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 3 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 your 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 8 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: 08/09/2020

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 your tickets for Poynton Park Tree Wander by 5 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)


Wednesday 18 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 and footpath work. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

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 21 November

Tegg’s Nose Star Party - November

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.

Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 21/09/2020

Observing highlights: A chance to see the 5-day old near quarter Moon, possible International Space Station (ISS) pass plus Jupiter, Saturn and Mars potentially on show.

Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
Booking: Get your tickets for Tegg's Nose Star Party - November
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)


Sunday 29 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 your tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - November - 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)

Family Activity Day - Macclesfield Forest

A day of fun FREE activities for all ages. Drop in at any time to join in the fun: 

  • Watch as Ranger Ed chainsaw carves a tree stump into a creature
  • Try our Mini Orienteering Trail: can you use the map to find all the flags?
  • Have a go at our Scavenger Hunts: what will you find?
  • Natural Art Family Challenge: get creative! (no paint required)
  • Explore and Play in the Forest: make a day of it!

Ideal for families with children aged 5-15 and for all those who are young at heart.

Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Macclesfield Forest, near Trentabank Car Park, SK11 0NS
Leaders: Partnership event with Peak District National Park Ranger Service
Information: 01260 252832
(Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing)