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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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July

 

Tuesday 18 July

Conservation Day in Lees Park, Audenshaw
A variety of tasks on 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 @ Park entrance, Lynwood Grove, Audenshaw. M34 5TE

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

Monday 24 July

Conservation Day in Sunnybank Park, Droylsden.
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 @ Sunny Bank Park off Lewis Road, Droylsden. M43 6WR

Tuesday 25 July

Balsam control in Daisy Nook Country Park.
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, long sleeves and long trousers
10am - 3pm @ John Howarth Countryside Centre, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth. M35 9WJ

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

Thurday 27 July

Conservation Day in Hulmes & Hardy Wood & Lower Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve.
A variety of tasks in this well-used area. 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 layby, Denton. M34 6ET

Sunday 30 July

Walking on Glass 
A three mile stroll with Brian Taylor, around a once industrial area, now rich in wildlife.
1 – 4pm @ bottom of Apethorn Lane, Hyde. SK14 5DN.

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

Thursday 3 August

Balsam control at Knott Hill 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, long sleeves and long trousers
10am - 3pm @ Gorsey Lane entrance, off Mossley Road, Ashton under Lyne. OL6 9BT

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.

Sunday 6 August

Conservation day in Audenshaw
Shrub planting at Audenshaw Memorial Gardens 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 @ Sidmouth Street, Audenshaw M34 5NG, near railway bridge.

Tuesday 8 August

Balsam control in Hulmes & Hardy Wood & 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, long sleeves and long trousers
10am - 3pm @ Car park at bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7QA

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

Thursday 10 August

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 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

Thursday 17 August

Balsam control 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, long sleeves and long trousers
10am - 3pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Rd, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP

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.

Thursday 24 August

Balsam Control in Cowbury Dale, Carrbrook.
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, long sleeves and long trousers
10am - 3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Tuesday 29 August

Conservation Day in Cedar 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 @ Cedar Park car park, Carr Street, Ashton under Lyne. OL6 8EX

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

Thursday 31 August

Conservation Day in Dukinfield 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 @ King Street entrance Dukinfield. SK16 4TG

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.

Tuesday 5 September

Conservation Day at Tower Street Parklet
A variety of tasks in this hidden gem. 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 no 6, Tower Street, Dukinfield. SK16 5NE

Thursday 7 September

Hayraking in Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve.
After a summer of colourful flowering, it’s now time to cut and rake our meadows in order to ensure we continue to have these important grassland habitats.
10am - 3pm @ Car park at bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7QA

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 10 September

Conservation Day in Cowbury Dale, Carrbrook.
Path maintenance to provide better public access.
10am - 3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Tuesday 12 September

Conservation Day in Cowbury Dale, Carrbrook.
Path maintenance to provide better public access.
10am - 3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3PJ

Thursday 14 September

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 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

Tuesday 19 September

Hayraking at Littlemoss, Droylsden
After a summer of colourful flowering, it’s now time to cut and rake our meadows in order to ensure we continue to have these important grassland habitats.
10am - 3pm @ Littlemoss car park, Lumb Lane, Droylsden. M43 7LN

Thursday 21 September

Conservation Day in Shepley Wood Park, Audenshaw.
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 @ Cemetery Road, Audenshaw. M34 5AH

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

Monday 25 September

Hayraking in the Brushes Valley.
After a summer of colourful flowering, it’s now time to cut and rake our meadows in order to ensure we continue to have these important grassland habitats.
10am - 3pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP

Tuesday 26 September

Hayraking in the Brushes Valley.
After a summer of colourful flowering, it’s now time to cut and rake our meadows in order to ensure we continue to have these important grassland habitats.
10am - 3pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP

Thursday 28 September

Hay-raking on Copperas Field, Droylsden
After a summer of colourful flowering, it’s now time to cut and rake our meadows in order to ensure we continue to have these important grassland habitats.
10am - 3pm @ Copperas Field entrance, Juniper Crescent, parking on Linden Way, Droylsden. M43 6QJ


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