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 2020

 

Saturday 9 May - POSTPONED

Ecology Ramble at Wilmslow Carrs

Wilmslow Carrs is a well-loved part of our local countryside. It's also very rich in Wildlife. This walk will explore the different wildlife habitats, and introduce some of the plants and animals which can be found there.
We will learn something about the area's landscape history and talk about future prospects for nature conservation.

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Meeting Point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
Leaders: John Handley and Friends of the Carrs
Booking: Book online for Ecology Ramble at Wilmslow Carrs by 7th May
Information: 01625 374790
Ideal for families and accompanied children/Children must be accompanied by an adult/ Places limited- please book in advance/ Please wear suitable boots and clothing/ Partnership event.

 


Saturday 17 May

Foraging and Wild 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. 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 (SJ915745)
Leader: Totally Wild Uk Totally Wild UK
Booking:Book online for Foraging and Wild Cookery Course
Information:
Please ring 07999 992615 if you need additional information
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 17 May

Spring Forage

Join the Bollin Valley rangers on a foraging walk around Rossmill. We will be looking for plants and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside and sampling whatever we can! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 17/03/2020

Cost: £4
Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma
Booking: Book online for Spring forage by 13th May
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information. Ideal for families and accompanied children/ Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance/ Please wear suitable boots and clothing/Suitable for anyone over the age of 6/ There is a charge for this event.

 

 


Wednesday 20 May

Needle Felted Longhorn Cow with Jo Gardiner

With expert tuition from local artist Jo Gardiner, you will discover how to needle felt a gorgeous Longhorn cow learning about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and is a fun and theraputic craft that produces amazing creations. The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting...... which you will definitely want to.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be 16 years or older.
Cost: £50
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Meeting Point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Local Artist Jo Gardiner Jo Gardiner Art and Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma
Booking:Book online for Needle felted Longhorn Cow by 15th May
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information. Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home/ Suitable for anyone over the age of 16/ 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.

 


Friday 29 May

Bush Craft Adventure Day with Mount Cook

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: £30.
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/ Bring a packed lunch.

 


Saturday 6 June

Riverside Park Bioblitz

This is the third annual Bioblitz at Macclesfield Riverside Park. Join experts discovering the birds, wildflowers, minibeasts and water life that can be found within the park.

Drop-in activities throughout the day include butterfly walks, pond and river dipping, environmental art, wildlife stands, refreshments and much more……

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership and Mersey Rivers Trust 
Information:  Please Email Mersey Rivers Trust if you need more information jim@merseyrivers.org
Children must be accompanied by an adult /  Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for any age/  Wildlife walk / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade.

 


Sunday 7 June

Balsam Blitz One

The first 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: 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.

 


Wednesday 10 June

Countryside Taster Day

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 ring 01625 374790 by 9th June to book on this event. Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more 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 17 June

Rossmill Working Party

Help keep your local park looking good and learn new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing. 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: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing.

 


 

Sunday 28 June

Balsam Blitz Two

The second 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.