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Everyone is welcome to join us. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch and drink on all day walks. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes. 
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May

 

Tuesday 23 May

Walk Back in Time
A gentle two mile ramble around Werneth Low visiting its sites of historical interest.
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR

Tuesday 23 May

Conservation Day in Carrbrook
Stone Pitching – creating a pathway out of dry stone in Cowbury Dale. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am -3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Thursday 25 May

Conservation Day in Droylsden
Site maintenance and a Spring clean on Copperas Field. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.

10am – 3pm @Copperas Field entrance on Juniper Crescent, parking on Linden Way, Droylsden. M43 6QJ

Sunday 28 May

Martin’s Maps
Get back to basics on a guide to the use of map and compass. Use your new found skills on a walk around the area in the afternoon.
10am – 3.30pm  @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR

Tuesday 30 May

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ 

Tuesday 30 May

Conservation Day in Droylsden
Site maintenance and a Spring clean at Medlock Fields. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.

10am – 3pm @ Saxon Street car park, Droylsden, M43 7FR

Wednesday 31 May

Playful Nature
We are celebrating all things playful, so join us for an afternoon making wooden spinners, play nature noughts and crosses, get creative and discover the vale on our nature trail.   
Meet at 1pm @ Sunnybank Vale, off Greenside Lane, Droylsden (opposite the ‘Pig on the wall’) M43 7RA

June

 

Thursday 1 June

Conservation Day in Dukinfield
Site maintenance at Tower Street Park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.

10am – 3pm @ Near 6 Tower Street, Dukinfield, SK16 5NE

Sunday 4 June

K.I.T.E (Kids in the Environment)
Come and join us for fun, forest school activities, discovering and exploring the countryside. 7 – 12 years.
Please ring 0161 342 4144 for more information.

Tuesday 6 June

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ The canal swing bridge, Copperas Lane, off Fairfield Road, Droylsden. M43 6AXstrong>

Wednesday 7 June

Moorland Edge 1
Make the most of the long summer evenings on a three mile walk up to Walkerwood with Paul Nethercott.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP.

Thursday 8 June

Damsels and Dragons
The river and ponds of Haughton Dale attract some amazing wildlife. Join us looking for dragonflies and damselflies on this family friendly nature based activity session. We will have a go at pond dipping, hunt for bugs in the undergrowth and create your own dragonfly to take home.
1pm to 3pm @ Car park, bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7QA

Thursday 8 June

Conservation Day in Stamford Park
A variety of tasks in this well-used park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.

10am – 3pm @ Stamford Park Depot, Stamford Park, Astley Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2JT

Sunday 11 June

Wire, Linoleum and Wallpaper
An easy four mile stroll with Brian Taylor, volunteer for over 40 years, in the woodlands around Denton, now rich in wildlife, which hide evidence
of a once industrial past.
1pm – 4pm @ Bottom of Cemetery Road, off Stockport Road, Denton. M34 6ER

Monday 12 June

Moorland Edge 2
Discover the moorland above Carrbrook on a strenuous 4 mile walk with Paul Nethercott.
7.15pm – 9.45pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Monday 12 June

Balsam Bashing in Hyde Park Woodlands.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am -3pm @ Bayley Hall, Hyde Park, Park Road, Hyde. SK14 4JT

Tuesday 13 June

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR 

Thursday 15 June

Conservation Day on Egmont Street Fields
A variety of tasks in this well-used park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am – 3pm @ Egmont Street Entrance, between river and canal, Mossley. OL5 9NB

Sunday 18 June

Heritage Transport
On Fathers’ Day, bring your dad to a rally of more than 70 vintage and classic cars and bikes in an historic setting.
11am - 4pm @ Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne. OL6 8AQ Drop in.

Tuesday 20 June

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Sunny Bank Vale off Greenside Lane, Droylsden. (opposite the ‘Pig on the Wall’) M43 7RA

Tuesday 20 June

Balsam Bashing at Cowbury and Castle Clough Local Nature Reserve.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am -3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Wednesday 21 June

Midsummer Nights Solstice
Make the most of the longest day on a four mile stroll to Hartshead Pike.
7pm – 10.30pm @ Park Bridge Heritage Centre.

Thursday 22 June

Balsam Bashing in Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am -3pm @ Car park at bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7QA

Saturday 24 June

Armed Forces Day
‘Honouring Britain’s Armed Forces, Past, Present and Future’. Children’s activities and entertainment throughout the afternoon.
1pm to 4pm at Victoria Park, Victoria Street, Denton. M34 2AA

Sunday 25 June

Lows and Lakes
A moderate 12 mile ramble with John and Margaret by ancient burial grounds and Roman Lakes.
9.30am – 4.30pm @ Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG

Monday 26 June

Lower Brushes Trail
Make the most of the long summer evenings on an easy two mile walk with two small hills around Lower Brushes with Paul Nethercott.
7.30pm – 9pm  @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP

Monday 26 June

Balsam Bashing in Hulmes and Hardy Wood.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am - 3pm @ Stockport Road Lay-by, Denton M34 6ET

Tuesday 27 June

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG

Tuesday 27 June

Balsam Bashing in the Brushes Valley.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am – 3pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge. SK15 2QA

Thursday 29 June

Balsam Bashing on Roaches.
Help us stop this invasive alien species ruining our woods and meadows. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes.
10am -3pm @ Lay-by opposite Royal George Hotel, Manchester Road, Greenfield. OL3 7HX

July

 

Sunday 2 July

K.I.T.E (Kids in the Environment)
Come and join us for fun, forest school activities, discovering and exploring the countryside. 7 – 12 years.
Please ring 0161 342 4144 for more information.

Sunday 2 July

Scavenger Hunt
Using a check list, walk around the park and find an assortment of items to help you make a picture frame or a scavenger stick. Suitable for 6+
1pm – 3pm @ Highfield Pavilion. Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1NJ.

Tuesday 4 July

Sunset on Ridge Hill
See the setting sun on this two and a half mile gently paced walk with Paul Nethercott.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge. SK15 2QA.

Saturday 8 July

Bank on it
A 4 mile moderate walk by Paul Nethercott exploring remote farms of the Lower Longdendale Valley.
12.30pm – 4pm @ Lay-by on Hobson Moor Road, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6SG

Sunday 16 July

Three Parks Link Walk
An 11 moderate mile walk with Paul Nethercott linking Stamford, Cheetham and Stalybridge Country Parks.
10am – 4pm @ Staley Way car park, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2QA

Tuesday 18 July

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne. OL6 8AQ

Wednesday 19 July

Lowry Walk
Join Paul Nethercott on a walk around Portland Basin  looking at its natural and historic aspects and spot the views which Lowry used.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Portland Basin car park, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA

Sunday 23 July

Roundabout to Rowarth
Join John and Margaret on this moderate 11 mile walk over the Nab and round the back of Cown Edge to Rowarth. Enjoy panoramic views over Derbyshire, Cheshire and Tameside.
10 am  - 4.30pm@ Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG

Tuesday 25 July

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Car park, bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7QA

Sunday 30 July

Wire, Linoleum and Wallpaper
An easy four mile stroll with Brian Taylor, volunteer for over 40 years, in the woodlands around Denton, now rich in wildlife, which hide evidence
of a once industrial past.
1pm - 4pm  @ Bottom of Cemetery Road, off Stockport Road, Denton. M34 6ER

August

 

Tuesday 1 August

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Lay-by opposite Royal George Hotel, Manchester Road, Greenfield. OL3 7HX 

Wednesday 2 August

Hidden Gems of Stalybridge
Find the longest, shortest, oldest and other historical facts on a two mile walk with Paul Nethercott.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Cheetham Park Entrance, Acres Lane, Stalybridge. SK15 2JR

Thursday 3 August

‘Sounds Natural’
Are you a shaker and rattler? a hooter and tooter? or a biffer and basher?  Join us for some musical fun outdoors and use the natural resources to make your musical instrument. At 2.15pm take your places and join the woodland orchestra in a rip roaring finale performance led by our very own crazy countryside conductor.
1pm to 2.30pm at Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG. Drop in

Friday 4 August

James and the Giant Peach
With a trade mark of high quality, engaging theatre Gambolling Arena’s adaptation of James and the Giant Peach, initially written for the Dahl 100, is sure to wow the audience.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Ryecroft Hall Park, Manchester Road, Audenshaw. M34 5ZJ

Sunday 6 August

K.I.T.E (Kids in the Environment)
Come and join us for fun, forest school activities, discovering and exploring the countryside. 7 – 12 years.
Please ring 0161 342 4144 for more information.

Sunday 6 August

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
The Northern Kite Group will help you make your own kite and fly it on Werneth Low.
11am – 4pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR Drop in

Sunday 6 August

Moors, Ridges and Reservoirs.        
Join Paul Nethercott on a very strenuous 11 mile walk in the countryside around Carrbrook and Chew Valley.
Strong footwear and waterproofs essential
No dogs allowed as we will be going on open access land.
10am – 4.30pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge, SK15 3PJ.

Tuesday 8 August

Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.
7.30pm – 9.30pm  @ Quarry car park, Werneth Low Road, top of Joel Lane, Hyde. SK14 5LN

Wednesday 9 August

Dotty The Dragon
Blunderbus is a professional children's theatre company specialising in theatre for 3-7 year olds with puppetry, song and high-energy storytelling, this fantastic family show is the perfect treat for little explorers and their grown-ups. There are lots of laughs and plenty of surprises, and there’s even a fire-breathing dragon!
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1NJ.

Thursday 10 August

‘Wild art’
Join us creating art in the park! Make your own drawing charcoal sticks on the campfire and then try some sketching. Craft yourself a twiggy paintbrush and make your mark on the woodland canvas and have a go at environmental art.
12 noon to 3pm at Cheetham Park, Acres Lane, Stalybridge. SK15 2JR Drop in

Sunday 13 August

Discover Hyde Park
Explore Hyde Park on a short walk, then enjoy a family treasure hunt.
1pm - 3pm  @ Bayley Hall, Hyde Park. SK14 4JX

Wednesday 16 August

‘Creating a buzzz’
We are going to create a buzz in the park today.  Discover minibeasts in the meadow, create a bee friendly bug house to take home and  have a go at honey bee crafts.
1pm - 3pm at Waterloo Park, Store Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 9QA Drop in

Thursday 17 August

Circus Sensible
Circus Sensible are the UK's leading provider of Circus Skills Workshop Days and Big Top Days for schools and events. Bringing their unique blend of mayhem and madness, Circus Sensible are bound to excite and enthrall the audience.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Haughton Green Playing Fields, Tatton Road, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7PL

Sunday 20 August

Wildlife Wonder Wander
Enjoy an 8-9mile walk from the Tame Valley to the Low upon high, seeing what wildlife there is, and hearing about wild high achievers.
10am – 3pm @ Hyde Central Station car park, Great Norbury Street, Hyde, SK14 1BW

Tuesday 22 August

The Walrus and the Carpenter
iDOLRiCH Theatre Rotto are an award winning international touring puppetry and theatre company. Take a stroll with the Walrus and Carpenter on the hunt for a spot to hold their gourmet seafood picnic…
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Dukinfield Park, King Street. SK16 4TH

Thursday 24 August

‘Go Native’
Join us for a ‘pow wow’ in the park. .Join our tribe and make yourself a feathery headdress, weave a willowy dreamcatcher and make your own bow and arrow. Step into the storytelling tepee and listen to tall tales from big chief, on this day devoted to Native Americans.
12 noon - 3pm @ Hyde Park. SK14 4JX Drop in.

Wednesday 30 August

‘Go Wild Outdoors’
Join us in the great outdoors, follow the nature trail on a scavenger hunt and borrow our nets to take a look at life in the stream. Have a go at den building and take part in the twig tower challenge.   
1pm to 3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ  Drop in.

Thursday 31 August

Reynard the Fox
The Fabularium is a self-contained touring outdoor theatre company with a medieval twist, specialising in a series of skills including storytelling, live music, mask work, puppetry, physical theatre and acrobatics. The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodlands most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Hyde Park. SK14 4JX

September

 

Sunday 3 September

K.I.T.E (Kids in the Environment)
Come and join us for fun, forest school activities, discovering and exploring the countryside. 7 – 12 years.
Please ring 0161 342 4144 for more information.

Saturday 9 September

Millbrook Heritage Trail
On National Heritage Weekend, explore the history of the growth of Millbrook and the decline of the cotton industry on a two mile walk with Paul Nethercott.
1pm - 4pm  @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP

Sunday 17 September

By Highland Church
Join John and Margaret on this moderate 11 mile ramble through the woods and over the moors to the heights of Tameside.
10am – 4.30pm @ Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG

Sunday 24 September

The Cown Edge Walk
Enjoy this popular 12 mile walk with grand views, old stories and lots of fresh hill country air.
10am – 3.30pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR


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