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  2019

Sunday 15th September

Printmaking Workshop - Lino and Monoprinting - Riverside Park, Macclesfield

At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.
Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day.
Work completed on previous course is available to see on Ann Robertson’s website.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be 16 years or older. Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea; coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Cost: £45.
Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson
Booking:  Book online for printmaking workshop 
Information: Please ring 07791 504971 or email Patty Callaghan  pattyaidacallaghan@gmail.com if you need more information /
Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16

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: Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date 15/07/2019  Book online for Dabble with Dowsing by 11th September
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 18th 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 18th July 2019
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 15th 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 22nd 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 22nd July 2019
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 29th 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.

 


Monday 7th October to Friday 11th 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, 27th October

Halloween Happenings - Macclesfield Riverside Park

Bring a pumpkin, knife and night-light 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 27th August 20189
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 24th 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.