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 September and October  2018

Sunday 2nd September

Dabbling with Dowsing - Rossmill, Hale Barns

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of water divining, now’s your chance. Local folklore and traditions enthusiast, Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray, will show you the techniques and then let you loose to try it out! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: Adults £4, tickets for children 16 years old or under are free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 2nd July 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm
Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
Leader: Ranger Euan 
Booking: Book online for Dabble with Dowsing by 30th August
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 10 / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event.

 


 

Wednesday 19th September

Countryside Crafts - Newgate Nature Reserve, Wilmslow

Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a basket or platter from materials found at Newgate Nature Reserve in Wilmslow. Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as you will be weaving natural materials that you find, which may be prickly!

Cost: £4. Tickets will be available to book from the 19th July 2018
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
Leaders: Rangers Nik and Emma 
Booking: Book online for Countryside Crafts by 13th September
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing.

 


 

Sunday 23rd September

Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill, Hale Barns

Join the Bollin Valley Rangers for a foraging walk in the Bollin Valley looking for fruits, seeds and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over the age of 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £4,tickets for children 16 years old or under are free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 23rd July 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
Leader: Ranger Emma 
Booking: Book online for Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill by 18th September
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need any additional information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Wildlife Walk - Event.

 


 

Sunday 30th September

Carrs Working Party and Clean-up - September

Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Parish Hall Car 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 / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments.

 


Bollin Valley Walks – The Source

The first in a series of circular walks along the course of the Bollin Valley Way. A strenuous 8km (5 mile) walk from Tegg’s Nose Country Park into Macclesfield Forest exploring the source and upper reaches of the River Bollin. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: Adults £4, tickets for children 16 years old or under are free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 30th July/2018
Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leader:  Ranger Roger
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - The Source  by 26th September
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch / Strenuous walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Dogs on leads permitted.

 


 

Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October

Bollin Valley Partnership Schools Week

Varied half day school based workshops themed on wildlife, nature the countryside. Using the skills and talents of local educators and both Cheshire East Council and Bollin Valley Rangers. Booking in advance is essential.

Booking: For bookings please ring 01625 374970. Bookings are taken from early September.
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers and colleagues
Information: Phone 01625 374790 or email bollin@cheshireeast.gov.uk for more information / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event.

 


 

Sunday, 7th October

Bollin Valley Walks – Prestbury and Mottram

The second in a series of circular walks along the course of the Bollin Valley Way. A moderate 11.2km (7 mile) circular walk from Macclesfield Riverside Park into Prestbury and beyond, exploring the River Bollin. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: Adults £4, tickets for children 16 years old or under are free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 7th August 2018
Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leader: Ranger Jim  Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - Prestbury and Mottram by 3rd October
Information: 01625 511086 (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch / Moderate walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Dogs on leads permitted.

 


 

Sunday, 14th October

Bollin Valley Walks – Styal and Manchester Airport

A moderate 11.1km (6.9 mile) circular walk, from Styal, following the Bollin Valley Way and the North Cheshire Way, taking in the impressive tunnel through which the River Bollin passes under the second runway at Manchester Airport. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: Adults £4, tickets for children 16 years old or under are free. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 14th August 2018
Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm
Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
Leader: Ranger Roger
Booking: Book online for Bollin Valley Walks - Styal and Manchester Airport by 10th October
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch / Moderate walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Dogs on leads permitted.

 


 

Saturday, 20th October

Intro to Autumn Foraging and Wild Food – Macclesfield Riverside Park

A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK. After arriving, at the visitor centre, we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £25 per adult, tickets for children 16 or under are free (One free child place per paying adult).
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
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 Intro to Autumn Foraging and Wild Food
Information: Please phone 07999 992615 if you need 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.

 


 

Sunday, 28th October

Halloween Happenings - Macclesfield Riverside Park

Bring a pumpkin, knife and nightlight to craft a lantern for a spooky walk down the Park. Seasonal crafts and activities with the Bollin Valley Rangers, spooky dress optional. Particularly suited to younger children (aged 6 to 10 years old). Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £4 per child. Tickets will be available to purchase from the 28th August 2018
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Rangers Emma and Euan 
Booking: Book online for Halloween Happenings  by 25th October
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need any additional information / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone between the ages of 6 and 10 / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available.