Free guided walks for Chorlton Arts Festival 2021
Exciting news! Local walk leader Cath Dyson has created two introductory walks using our map for this year’s Chorlton Arts Festival.
Firstly you can join us to explore Kenworthy Woods, on the other side of the river Mersey, a geographically varied area that many have not discovered. There’s even hills! In Chorlton!
Sat 11 Sept, 10.45am from Chorlton Water Park, 2 hour walk
Next, Cath has created a walk for those of us anxious about getting lost who would like to learn more about how to orientate ourselves. Join us in Chorlton ees to discover some of its paths and build your confidence in enjoying our wildlife areas.
Tues 14 Sept, 5.45pm to 7.30pm
Find out more about both the walks here.
Chorlton Craftivists’ Night Walk Discoveries with Nick Dunn, Sunday 12 September, 8.30-9.30pm
Our world is becoming brighter and brighter at night due to the increasing amount of light pollution, especially in our towns and cities. Experience Chorlton in the dark on a special walk organised by the Chorlton Craftivists as part of their light pollution awareness-raising campaign, Blinded by the Light. Join Nick Dunn for an adventure into the Chorlton night – join a collective nightwalk away from the streetlights and explore the rich potential of darkness for our senses.
Book your free place on Eventbrite. Meeting place central Chorlton given after booking.
Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University and official advocate for the International Dark Sky Association. He is the author of Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City (2016) and co-editor of Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices (2020).
Art in the Park Saturday 19 September 1-4pm ~ Competition with prizes!
Join us in Beech Road Park to celebrate how the community has come together to support each other, with community group Let’s Reimagine Our Chorlton. Get free copies of Our Green Chorlton map, buy our gorgeous new tea-towel and chat to us about what you like doing outdoors as we head into autumn – you might even win a prize!