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Below is a list of events coming up in Red Rose Forest.  Dozens of organisations send us events to include here every week Submit your own event here

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October 25, Guided walk from Blackely Forest to Boggart Hole Clough, 10.45am-1.30pm:  Join Transport for Greater Manchester as part of The Green Corridor Initiative for a couple of hours as we walk through some of North Manchester’s most beautiful scenery, taking in Blackley Forest, Tweedle Common, Plant Hill Park and Baileys Wood. We’ll then continue to Boggart Hole Clough for a plant-a-tree event with Red Rose Forest and a free light lunch in the Lakeside café. There’s an optional return walk back to the start point. There’s no need to book, simply turn up and enjoy the walk. This event is free! The walk starts at 10.45am at the Blackley New Road entrance to Blackley Forest. The return walk leaves at 1.30pm.

We recommend using public transport to join the walk. The nearestMetrolink stop to Blackley Forest is Bowker Vale and the nearest bus stops are close to the forest entrance on Blackley New Road. For your return journey there are bus stops on Charlestown Road near Boggart Hole Clough, or alternative stops on Rochdale Road. Visit to plan your journey. There is on-street parking on Blackley New Road.

You will need to be moderately fit, wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing. For more information about the walk phone David Clutterbuck, Manchester PARS Service 0161 230 1857.

October 28, Creative walk, Pennington Flash, 1-3pm: Easy going, carefully designed starting points will encourage each participants creativity to unfold in whatever form that they incline to; taking photographs, drawing, making marks, painting, writing...Materials will be provided yet please bring cameras or anything you wish to use. This walk is suitable for children of any age, young people and adults. Please come prepared to enjoy being outdoors with good footwear for walking, waterproofs and layers. Please enquire about accessibility. Some refreshment will be provided at the end of the walk. This walk is free of charge. For more information and to book a place contact Catherine Hawkins- Email: Tel: 0798 4123 445

October 29, Guided Nature Walk, Bickershaw, 9.30am-12.30pm: Join us for guided nature walk around Bickershaw in Wigan. The walk will be lead by local wildlife expert Dave Wilson. This event is free but booking is essential. Contact Beth on or 0161 872 1660 to book your place. You can find the meeting spot which is one of the entrances to the site just off Smiths Lane (B5237). If you are unsure please ask for a map when you book. 

October 29, Bulb planting, Bickershaw, 1.30-3.30pm: Join us to do some bulb planting at Bickershaw. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book. You can find the meeting spot which is one of the entrances to the site just off Smiths Lane (B5237). If you are unsure please contact Beth for directions on or 0161 872 1660

October 29, Wild Wood Holiday Club, Barlow Wood, Chorlton, 9.30am-3.30pm: For kids aged 5 to 12, come and explore the woods in autumn, build a hermits hovel, cook in the cauldron over the fire, make a wand and a wish, find out about the magical properties of plants. Children will need to bring- a large packed lunch, warm, waterproof clothing and footwear. The holiday club will provide: snakcs and drinks, extra layers and shelter for bad weather. £25 per day and places are limited so please book in advance by contacting Sarah at or 07791428876.


Melody Memories: Come and join the sing along. This is great for anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's and their carers, or who is just becoming plain forgetful and enjoys singing! Event runs on the 2nd Monday of every month, 2pm-4pm at Trinity Community Church, The Amani Centre, Moss Lane East, Moss Side, M16 7DG. For more information contact Margaret on 0161 998 0747, Vivette on 07896578912 or Marlene on 0161 881 5019

Community Growing Sessions: Get your hands dirty at The Hub at Alexandra Park, Oldham. Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables at  these community allotment sessions every Monday 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 10am-12noon and Thursdays 10am-12noon.  Meet at The Hub. The entrance gate is on Kings Road next to the car park entrance, Oldham, OL8 2BH. Email to find out more:   

Birchfield Park Forest Gardenvolunteering days  3rd Sunday of the month: 1-3pm. Join the Friends of Birchfields Park in Rusholme for monthly work in the forest garden work including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning. Call Jane Morris on 07827 980684 for details.
Ongoing: K.I.T.E - Kids in the Environment . Kite is a group for young people aged 7 to 11 years who want to learn more about their environment and wildlife through a different activity each month.     First Sunday of every month. Email or call 0161 330 9613 to find out more. 

 NHS Health Walks across Manchester

Weekly health walks are led by Physical Activity Referral Service staff and volunteers and are open to everyone. 

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Last Updated ( Oct 21, 2014 at 09:30 AM )


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