Events

Whether you are a member or not, please feel free to come along to any of the events listed below. You will receive a very warm welcome from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group

April 2019

Fri
26

Elan Valley Weekend away

Location: The Elan Valley lies west of Llandrindod Wells and backs on to the RSPB's Carngaffallt Reserve.

Our Spring Weekend Away in 2019 will be a departure from our previous ones. Instead of organising the weekend ourselves we are going on one organised by the Elan Valley Lodge in mid-Wales. We will arrive on Friday 26th, stay two nights with birding on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, before leaving for home later on that Sunday.
The weekend break will include:
2 x nights bed and full breakfast
Two days packed lunches with a wide selection of sandwich fillings.
Three course evening meals Friday and Saturday.
Tea and coffee throughout our stay with homemade cake Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Licensed honesty bar with selection of wines and beers.
Local expert guide for Saturday & Sunday who will plan the days to suit our party and the weather conditions.
We will be looking out for red kite, peregrine falcon, merlin, ring ouzel, raven and dipper as well as the many species found in the old oak woodlands, including redstart, pied and spotted flycatcher, wood warbler, lesser spotted woodpecker and hawfinch.

The space situation is that all rooms are now taken, but if you would like to go on the waiting list in case of any cancellations, please contact Graham Palmer (see below).

Time: We will arrive on Friday 26th, stay two nights with birding on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, before leaving for home later on that Sunday.

Price: The cost of the two-night weekend break is £177 per person with no single supplement.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01625 420179

E-mail: graham@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

Tue
30

Walk with Nature: Dawn Chorus at the Brickworks

Location: Meet at Jackson's Brickworks Car Park, Pool House Road, Higher Poynton
LR Grid Reference SJ947844, WGS84 N53.35616, W2.08068

Latitude/longitude: 53.35616,-2.08068 (Google map)

Join us for a Dawn Chorus walk around the former Jackson's Brickworks on the Middlewood Way. We will listen and look for the area's resident birds as well as early spring migrants including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and garden warbler
Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing
Leaders: Ray Evans 01625 432635 and Ian Taylor 01260 275248 with Cheshire East Ranger, Peter Dowse

Time: 6:00 am to 8:00 am

Price: Free, all welcome.

May 2019

Thu
2

Walk with Nature: Trentabank Reservoir

Location: Meet at Trentabank Reservoir Visitor Centre car park, Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0NE.
LR Grid Reference SJ962713, WGS84 N53.23738, W2.05907.
Latitude/longitude: 53.23738,-2.05907 (Google map)

Come and join us along with members of the Macclesfield Lifestyle Group and Rossendale Trust to see the herons, cormorants and possibly mandarin ducks at Trentabank Reservoir.
This session will only require walking from the car park to the reservoir viewing point. Any ability or mobility welcome, telescopes will be available to assist viewing of the birds.
The weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
Leaders: Abercrombie 07775 904683 or Lydia Taylor 01260 275248

Time: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Price: Free, all welcome.

Thu
2

Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

Location: Meet at Errwood Hall car park, Goyt Valley
LR Grid Reference SK012748, WGS84 N53.27053, W1.98317
NB Access to Goyt Valley from Erwood Dam end only.
Latitude/longitude: 53.27053,-1.98317 (Google map)

An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.
Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
Leaders: Alan Brereton 01625 615628 and Ray Evans 01625 432635 with Cheshire East Ranger, Paul Hughes.

Time: 7.00 am to 10.00 am

Price: Free, all welcome.

Tue
14

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and MEMBERS' DIGITAL IMAGES and VIDEOS

Location: United Reformed Church
Park Green
Macclesfield
There is ample FREE PARKING in the surrounding area.
Disabled access is available
Postcode: SK11 7NA (Google map)

The annual general meeting will be followed by slides from our members.

Time: Doors open at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.45 pm start

Price: Free, all welcome.

Telephone: 01625 615628

E-mail: publicity@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

Wed
29

Walk with Nature: Trentabank Reservoir

Location: Meet at Trentabank Reservoir Visitor Centre car park, Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0NE.
LR Grid Reference SJ962713, WGS84 N53.23738,W2.05907.

Latitude/longitude: 53.23738,-2.05907 (Google map)

We are pleased to offer a second opportunity to join us along with members of the Macclesfield Lifestyle Group and Rossendale Trust to see the herons, cormorants and possibly mandarin ducks at Trentabank Reservoir.
This session will only require walking from the car park to the reservoir viewing point. Any ability or mobility welcome, telescopes will be available to assist viewing of the birds.
The weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
Leaders: Abercrombie 07775 904683 or Lydia Taylor 01260 275248

Time: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Price: Free, all welcome.

June 2019

Thu
6

Evening Walk with Nature: Tegg's Nose Country Park

Location: Meet at Tegg's Nose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley.
LR Grid Reference SJ945718, WGS84 N53.24349, W2.08290

Latitude/longitude: 53.24349,-2.08290 (Google map)

An evening walk in the woodland and scrub around Tegg's Nose looking for the area's spring migrants, especially pied flycatcher and common redstart.
Part of the walk may be over rough and possibly muddy ground and the weather can change during the event. Please ensure that you have comfortable, suitable footwear and clothing.
Leaders: Ian Taylor 01260 275248 and Alan Brereton 01625 615628 with Cheshire East Ranger, Martin James.

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Price: Free, all welcome.