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Walks

Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe Walk - Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

Keith Carter goes back to Macc and reaches the summit of Cheshire’s third highest peak

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Thurstaston walk

Wirral Walk - Royden Park Country Park, Thurstaston

Keith Carter joins the dog walkers at Thurstaston and enjoys the far-reaching coastal views

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The statue of Robert Peel near the entrance to Gawsworth Old Hall.

Cheshire Walk - Gawsworth and Danes Moss

The historic manor house of Gawsworth Hall looms large on this easy walk across lovely countryside

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The Bridgewater Canal

Cheshire Walk - Dunham Massey, Bridgewater Canal and Little Bollington

An easy walk around the delightful village of Dunham Massey, near Altrincham

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Wildlife

Floodplains adjacent to the River Gowy near Ellesmere Port act as both a wildlife refuge and flood defence scheme for industry to the north - Andrew Walmsley

Cheshire Wildlife Trust - Five things we must do to prevent future floods

As the country slowly recovers from a winter of extreme weather, Tom Marshall from Cheshire Wildlife Trust wonders if we’ve pushed our natural environment 
too far in the battle to stop flooding

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A pair of red kites in formation over the Welsh valleys

The return of the Red Kite to Cheshire and North Wales

This is one of those rare things: a conservation success story. It means the red kite is flying high over North Wales and parts of Cheshire

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CHE Mar14 Otters playing

The Cheshire Wildlife Trust on Otters

There are few creatures that can spark an almost child-like excitement when we see one. Even for experienced researchers, the otter remains one of the species, as Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall reports

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Prof. John Innes with Nurse Team Leader, Samantha Frogley and 'Beansie' the cat

Behind the scenes at Chester’s pioneering Animal Hospital

At an animal hospital near Chester, Professor John Innes sees a steady stream of pet owners who want the best specialist care for their four-legged friends

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Hedgehog houses are a great way to provide a des res for hogs in your backyard

The Cheshire Wildlife Trust on what you can do to help the much-love hedgehog

From Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter, we’ve always been fond of hedgehogs. In recent years however, these spiky garden guests have struggled to adapt to our modern world. Fortunately, there’s still lots we can do to help as Tom Marshall from Cheshire Wildlife Trust reports

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Places

Exhibit at the  Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester

Ten of the best museums in Manchester

A city whose museums and art galleries should stand with the best in the world

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Chester Rd Hartford 1900s

A history of Hartford in photographs

Like many Cheshire villages, Hartford goes back to the Domesday Book, but has seen its biggest expansion with the age of the commuter

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Warrington town centre and Golden Square

Warrington brings art and culture to the centre stage

Warrington is no longer in the artistic shadow of its giant neighbours, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Golden Gates and the Town Hall

Five things you should know about Warrington

Warrington has been officially part of Cheshire for forty years, here are our top five facts

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Events

Lamb at Tatton Park

Twelve things to do in Cheshire during Easter

You don’t need to go far to have fun this Easter. There’s so much happening on our doorstep

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Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival

5 things to do at Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 19th-21st April 2014

With one of the largest food and drink festivals in the north fast approching, we advise on how to make the most out of the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 19th-21st April 2014.

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North Wales events - Spring/Summer 2014

A selection of the top events in North Wales

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Scooby Doo the Musical

What’s On in Cheshire - April 2014

A round up of events in the Cheshire area

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Matthew and Howard / Photo by John Ingledew

Field Notes, a collaborative art project you can see and hear

Field Notes, a performance featuring specially commissioned contemporary textiles and new music, will transform village halls in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire and beyond into both a gallery and a concert hall.

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Discover Out & About

Moorcroft

Moorcroft

Celebrating 100 years, today, Moorcroft leads the world of art pottery with its own distinctive design style.

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