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Pennine Fringe Living Landscape Walk: Rainow to Kettleshulme

Event Name Pennine Fringe Living Landscape Walk: Rainow to Kettleshulme
Start Date 6th Jul 2018 10:00 am
End Date 6th Jul 2018 3:00 pm
Duration 5 hours

The second in this year’s series of new ‘Living Landscape’ walks from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and the Cheshire Wildlife Trust will elevate you off the Cheshire plain and into the heart of the Pennine Fringe Living Landscape. During the 6 mile hike, between Rainow and Kettleshulme, you will learn about the areas rich biodiversity and gain an insight into how the work of the South West Peak's Glorious Grasslands and Slowing the Flow projects which are helping preserve and enhance the environment here.  

The walk will be led by Joe Pimblett, Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Area East Coordinator, and Ashley Deane, our Slowing the Flow Project Manager. Between them they will show you the work they have been undertaking on the ground over the past 12 months. There will be an opportunity to explore habitats such as hay meadows, upland heath and blanket bog in addition to looking more specifically at some of Ashley’s natural flood management interventions in the headwaters of the River Dean.

Learn more about our Slowing the Flow project.

Location and Times:

Meeting at the public car park off Hooleyhey Lane East of Lamaload Reservoir.

Meeting time: 10:00am

What to Bring:

This is a 6 mile walk and includes a number of moderate to steep hills, therefore, a reasonable level of fitness will be necessary. Please bring a packed lunch, enough to drink and suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Binoculars are also advisable. Please note that this is not a circular route, however, a lift back to the starting point will be provided.

For more information and booking:

Visit Cheshire Wildlife Trust's website

Rainow Village Sign