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Walks

One of the four reservoirs this walk passes

Tameside Walk - Stalybridge Country Park

Studying the map for a likely walk in the Stalybridge area I was surprised to find how close it was to the high ground of The Peak, the land rearing up dramatically, stopping the onward march of housing development as open moorland begins to dominate. To parody the famous rhyme by the American poet Stephen Vincent Benet:

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Helsby walk

Cheshire Walk - Helsby Hill

Keith Carter leads a walk up and back down one of Cheshire’s most recognisable landmarks

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St Catherines, Birtles, a Grade 2 listed building

Cheshire Walk - Alderley Edge to Birtles

Keith Carter explores a landscape rich in legend and myth but finds nothing more mysterious than a great walk around Birtles

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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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Wildlife

Beneath Delamere's pines lie a myriad of unique acidic pools shaped by the Ice Age - Andrew Walmsley

Exploring the prehistoric bogs of Delamere Forest

Locked away beneath Delamere Forest lies a world shaped by the last Ice Age, and some very special wildlife. Now, with the help of the local community, Cheshire Wildlife Trust is revealing these lost habitats once again, as Tom Marshall reports

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The barn owls' traditional barn and outbuilding homes have been lost to renovation and development.

What does the future hold for the Barn Owl in Cheshire?

Almost all of us recognise the barn owl, but after the worst nesting season for three decades in 2013, what does the future hold for this icon of the countryside? Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall reports

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Cheshire is one of the best places to see these magnificent birds

Wildelife - Grey Herons are thriving in Cheshire

They look like something from the distant past but grey herons are thriving here in Cheshire

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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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Out & About Showcase

North West Spring Ball

North West Spring Ball hosted by Claire Sweeney raises vital funds for Diabetes

Claire Sweeney hosted a fundraising gala in Cheshire, which helped to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

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On 5 restaurant at Ascot Racecourse

Another Level

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

Joanne Sindall reveals the multi-million-pound On 5 restaurant that is open for Royal Ascot – with Tom Kerridge as chef in residence

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Jimmy Quinn riding Yeager wins The Deloitte Handicap Stakes at Ascot racecourse on July 27, 2013. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Photo Finish

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

James Gill meets race-loving Alan Crowhurst, who pursued his passion to become an award-winning photographer

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Royal Ascot unveils David Mach collage. Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images for Royal Ascot

Great British Drama

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

David Mach tells Eleanore Kelly the story of perhaps the greatest social event anywhere in the world. This he did in the form of a collage entitled ‘The Great British Drama’

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Film still of My Fair Lady. Image copyright: 1964 Rex Features

My Fair Lady

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

As My Fair Lady celebrates its 50th anniversary, Harriet Worsley discovers Ascot’s special influence on costume designer

Cecil Beaton

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Places

Tatton Gardener's Cottage

Behind the scenes at Tatton Park’s Gardener’s Cottage restaurant

As Tatton Park braces itself for the arrival of the RHS Flower Show, but we visit a quiet corner of the vast grounds which puts the produce of its soil and greenhouses to very good use

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Sami Armstrong

A look ahead to the 2014 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

It seems everyone’s getting excited about the region’s biggest garden event, including fashion students. Are you ready for RHS Tatton?

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Nantwich town centre

How Queen Elizabeth I helped rebuild Nantwich

It takes hard work to preserve the past. We visit Nantwich to meet the town’s people who are dedicated to that task...and creating new attractions too

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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle - Anglesey’s medieval marvel

The king of the castle in Beaumaris knows how lucky he is, as he told our resident dirty rascal, Paul Mackenzie

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Events

Cattle judging

A look ahead to the 2014 Nantwich Show

The Nantwich Show is one of the highlights of the summer and this year’s event has much to tempt visitors

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Sami Armstrong

A look ahead to the 2014 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

It seems everyone’s getting excited about the region’s biggest garden event, including fashion students. Are you ready for RHS Tatton?

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FLUX festival team at Liverpool ONE;  (back to front); Aaryn James and Owen Jones,  Chloe Nezianya and Suzy Vanezis,  Jack Morgan and Amy Davies,  Aimee Marnell and Holly Lewis

Meet the team behind Liverpool’s Flux Festival

Liverpool’s creative community has come together to stage, Flux, a festival like no other. We chat to the young ambassadors to find out what exactly Flux

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The Gruffalo

What’s On in Cheshire

A round up of events in Cheshire in August

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Beach riding

Five great activity breaks in North Wales

Adventure awaits! Here’s our guide to some of the best activity breaks in beautiful North Wales

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Discover Out & About

Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor

A first glimpse of Inglewood Manor, is nestling at the heart of 38 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, is all it takes to fall in love, while the sweeping drive through manicured lawns, enhanced by pavilions and ponds, to the manor house itself only serves to confirm your first impression.

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The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor

From the chic sophistication of Michelin starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, the elegance of The Arkle Bar and Lounge to the relaxed Parisian style La Brasserie we have a dining experience to suit all tastes and occasions.

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Moorcroft

Moorcroft

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

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