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Walks

St Marys Church

Cheshire Walk - Coddington

Keith Carter takes his family for a stroll through the countryside around Coddington

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Walkers resting at summit of Snowdon - Visit Wales Image Centre, Crown Copyright

Snowdonia Walk - Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon

Llanberis Path, a 10-mile round trip, hugging the tracks of the Snowdon Mountain Railway

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The impressive Goyt Hall

Cheshire Walk - Romiley

Keith Carter leaves the pavements behind as he explores the countryside around Romiley

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The Grade One listed St Peter's church

Cheshire Walk - Plemstall, Guilden Sutton and Mickle Trafford

The two and a half inch Ordnance Survey map shows Plemstall just to the east of Mickle Trafford with the railway line dividing them, Plemstall nothing more than the church and the odd farm. We read that paper maps are on the way out, their place taken by a touch of the button image on the iPad. Techno idiots like myself find this as improbable as printed books being replaced by on-screen texts which we are told is the inevitable fate of the written word, a crowded bookshelf of interesting titles soon to be as irrelevant and unnecessary as horse-drawn carriages.

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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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Wildlife

As recently as the early 1990s, seeing a little egret would have likely involved a long car journey down to the south west. Picture by Amy Lewis

Egret and heron populations on the increase in Cheshire

Tom Marshall of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust reports on the remarkable increase in the number of birds which were once thought to be exotic visitors to the county

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Brian Holloway and Joanie

Congleton’s Brian Holloway is on a mission to raise cash for Guide Dogs

There has been triumph after tragedy for Congleton’s Brian Holloway

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Harvest mouse Photo: Richard Bowler

Foraging for a natural harvest in Autumn

As the leaves begin to turn, our hedgerows and forest floors become a gastronomic bounty. Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall takes a culinary tour and investigates who might be joining us

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Honor Kneafsey at June and Peter Wight as her grandfather Albert Mottershead in Our Zoo

The story behind BBC One’s Chester Zoo drama, Our Zoo

Chester Zoo is now one of the world’s favourite zoos. But, as a new TV drama tells, it began, over 80 years ago, as one man’s dream.

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Osprey fishing, Andrew Mason

Spotting opsrey in Cheshire this Autumn

Earlier this summer, an aerial icon dropped in for a spot of fishing on the Mersey – the osprey. Tom Marshall from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust looks back on this raptor’s remarkable story in the UK and where you might spot one this autumn

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Out & About Showcase

Moorcroft factory.

Discover what is said to be the finest art pottery in the world today…

Since 1897, each piece of Moorcroft art pottery has been made entirely by hand from start to finish with designs that push forward the boundaries of ceramic art.

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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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Places

Nantwich

High street shopping in Nantwich

Head over to this picturesque town this month for a night of great shopping and fashion

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Exterior of Oddest

High street shopping in Chorlton

Find food and fabulousness in the creative suburb

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Nick Oliver created this view of the market just before its facelift. Why not pay a visit to this historic part of the town centre? To see more of Nick’s artwork visit www.smilecreative.co.uk or ring him on 
01257 427465.

Altrincham Market renovation attracts a host of new businesses

There’s a resurgence of energy in Altrincham, with an influx of new businesses bringing passion and enterprise

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La Maddalena

Travel - Resort Valle dell’Erica, Sardinia

We fell in love with Sardinia on our honeymoon six years ago. Would our return visit be just as delightful - accompanied by two little ones?

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Events

Classics by Candlelight in Manchester

What’s On in Cheshire

A round up of events in Cheshire in October

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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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Discover Out & About

Vanrooyen Supercars

Vanrooyen Supercars

At Vanrooyen everything we do has been meticulously designed with you in mind.

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Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village is no ordinary day out. The village setting of lovingly restored buildings is not only the perfect home for the nations collection of vintage trams but gives visitors the opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a time now past.

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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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