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 May and June 2018


 

Balsam Blitz

Balsam Blitz EventEach year we build on the work we have been doing to manage the threat of invasive plant species in the Bollin Valley countryside. Our main enemy is the Himalayan Balsam plant which is quickly taking over river habitats and causing the decline in native species and also leads to river bank erosion when it dies back in the winter. Please come along to one or more of our ‘bashing’ events and get the ‘Balsam bashing bug’!

All the events can be found on our website with links to other partner organisation projects.

 


 

Sunday 13th May

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.

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 online for ‘Foraging and Wild Cookery Course - Macclesfield Riverside Park - May’.
Information: Please ring 07999 992615 if you require additional information / 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.

 


 

Tuesday 29th May

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.

Cost: £7.50, tickets available from two months before the event.
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Meeting point: national Trust yard behind Wizard Restraunt, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773)
Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
Booking: Book online for ‘Down the Mines! - May’
Information: Please ring 01525 374833 if you need additional information: 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, 13th June

Countryside Taster Day - Macclesfield Riverside Park

Outdoor excitement and challenge for ALL people with disabilities. Activities such as archery, climbing and crafts suitable for all abilities. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £2 per person.
Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: The Bollin Valley Partnership
Booking: Please book by phone by ringing 01625 374790 before 12th June.
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event.

 


 

Sunday 17th June

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.

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 online for ‘Foraging and Wild Cookery Course - Macclesfield Riverside Park - June’.
Information: Please ring 07999 992615 if you require additional information / 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.

 


 

Wildflowers of Macclesfield Riverside Park for Beginners

Most of us know more wild plants than we think; join us on a walk around Macclesfield Riverside Park putting names to our common wildflowers and trees and just enjoying nature.

Cost: Adults £4, children 16 or under go free. Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date.
Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leader: Ranger Jim.
Booking: Book online for ‘Wildflowers of Macclesfield Riverside Park for Beginners’ before 13th June.
Information: Please ring 01625 511086 if you require additional information/Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event.

 


 

Sunday 24th June

Balsam Blitz One

The first in a series of Balsam bashing events. 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 (SJ767857).
Leaders: Ranger Emma and Friends of Bowdon Bollin
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you require additional 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 Two

The second in a series of Balsam bashing events. 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: Ranger Emma and Friends of the Carrs
Information: Please phone 01625 374790  if you need additional 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.