Contact Us

Bollin Valley Partnership
Macclesfield Town Hall
c/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street
Crewe
CW1 2BJ

Telephone:
01625 374790

E-mail:
bollin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Bollin Valley Partnership - events in July and August 2019

 

Sunday, 7th July

Balsam Blitz Four

The fourth in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of Bowdon Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).


Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm 
Meeting point: Ashley Mill Bridge, Ashley, Altrincham (SJ767857). Parking available at Ashley Mill Lane WA14 3PY (SJ769854) 
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of Bowdon Bollin
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event.

 


Balsam Blitz Five

The fifth in a series of Balsam bashing events in the Bollin Valley. This one is in partnership with the Friends of the Carrs. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended (Gloves can be provided if necessary).

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm 
Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, The Carrs Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
Information: If you need more information please ring 01625 374790 / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk - Event


 

Saturday, 20th July

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: Book online for Forage and Wild Food Cookery
Information: Please ring 07999 992615 if you need  (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)


 

Saturday, 27th July

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: 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: Please ring 01625 374833 if you need more information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please leave your dog at home / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event


 

Sunday, 28th July

Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk

Family wildlife walk around Newgate Nature Reserve to look for and learn more about some of the site's resident butterfly species. Booking and payment in advance essential.

Cost: Adults £3, children 16 or under go free.
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811) Leaders: Tim Ward from Butterfly Conservation and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Nik Ginn.
Booking: Book online for Newgate Newgate Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk from 28th May until 24th July
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Bring binoculars if you have them /  Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event.


 

Wednesday, 21st August

Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook - 1

Mount Cook’s knowledgeable instructors will teach your child the essential skills to survive in the wilderness, whilst keeping the protection of the environment in mind. The group will experience and develop skills such as fire lighting, campfire gadgetry, plant identification, cordage and how to build a shelter. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn a new skill, enhance their ability to work well within a team, and develop an appreciation and sense of respect for the natural world. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Event repeats on Wednesday, 28th August.

Cost: £35.
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: ( Mount Cook Adventure Centre) and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Jim Middlemass
Booking: Book online for Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook.
Information: Please ring 01629 823702 if you require more information / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for 8-12 year olds / Easy walking grade / There is a charge for this event.


 

Wednesday, 28th August

Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook - 2

Mount Cook’s knowledgeable instructors will teach your child the essential skills to survive in the wilderness, whilst keeping the protection of the environment in mind. The group will experience and develop skills such as fire lighting, campfire gadgetry, plant identification, cordage and how to build a shelter. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn a new skill, enhance their ability to work well within a team, and develop an appreciation and sense of respect for the natural world. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £35.
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: ( Mount Cook Adventure Centre) and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Jim Middlemass
Booking: Book online for Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook.
Information: Please ring 01629 823702 if you require more information / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for 8-12 year olds / Easy walking grade / There is a charge for this event.