Walks with Nature are free events in our local area that last for approximately two hours. Our events for 2022 have now been completed. The programme for Walks With Nature events for 2023 will be posted as soon as possible.

20 April 2022 – Styal Woods at 8am


Meet at Twinnies Bridge car park, entrance on Styal Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4HW
Latitude/longitude: 53.33639,2.24174

A walk around the woodlands at Styal Country Park. We will be listening and looking for the area’s resident song birds as well as spring migrants including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and garden warbler.

Telephone: 01625 432635 E-mail: walkwithnature@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

27 April 2022 – A linear walk from Mottram Hall along the River Bollin at 9am

Common Whitethroat

Meet at Mottram Hall Golf Club car park, entrance off the A538, Post Code SK10 4QT, drive past the front of the hotel and park in the top right hand corner of the main car park. LR Grid Reference SJ886796.
Latitude/longitude: 53.31278,2.17222

We will walk along a public right of way next to the golf course, please be aware of the possibility of wayward golf balls and be still and quiet when nearby golfers are playing their shots. We hope to see grey wagtail, sand martins and common whitethroat and other warblers. Coffee and snacks are available after the walk in the Golf Club Bar.

Telephone: 01260 275248 E-mail: walkwithnature@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

5 May 2022 – Walk with Nature: Around Astbury Mere Country Park

Join us for a spring walk around Astbury Mere Country Park looking for chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and other summer migrant species. At this time of year the Mere has sand martins and swallows swooping over the water.
Meet at the Visitor Centre, Sandy Lane off the A34 (Newcastle Road), Congleton CW12 4FR.
LR Grid Reference SJ846627, WGS84 N 53.16132, W 2.23153
10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Car park fee payable
Leader: Lydia Taylor 01260 275248


11 May 2022 – Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

A walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants, pied flycatcher, common redstart and tree pipit.
Meet at Errwood Hall car park, Goyt Valley
7:00 am to 9:00 am
LR Grid Reference SK012748, WGS84 N 53.27053, W 1.98317
Leader: Ian Taylor 01260 275248


24 June 2022 – Walk with Nature: Birds and Orchids at Jacksons’ Brickworks nature reserve

A leisurely morning stroll around the paths of Jacksons’ Brickworks listening to birdsong and identifying the orchids in this unique habitat reclaimed from its industrial past.
Meet at Jacksons’ Brickworks Car Park, Pool House Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TY
LR Grid Reference: SJ947844, WGS84 N 53.35622, W 2.08045.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Leader: Tina Hanak 07870 804413

13 July 2022 – Evening Walk with Nature: Birdlife around Redesmere

A linear walk from Redesmere car park alongside the Mere opposite the sailing club. We will look for wildfowl as well as swallows, sand and house martins feeding on insects over the water together with other summer visitors.
Meet in Redesmere car park
LR Grid Reference SJ849713, WGS84 N 53.23889, W 2.22817
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Leaders: Ian Taylor 01260 275248 and David Tolliday 01625 432105