Events: Our Green Chorlton Walks for Chorlton Arts Festival
Follow the Brook!
Saturday 21 May 10am-1pm
Join walk leader Cath Dyson and Danielle from Our Green Chorlton for a free exploration walk following the path of Chorlton Brook on tracks, footpaths and pavements through wildlife and residential areas until it disburses into the River Mersey on its journey to the Irish Sea.
Starting at Hough End Leisure Centre and finishing near the Bowling Green pub.
Over 16s welcome. Distance 3.5 m/5.7k; part-way break at Bowling Green pub.
Free with booking through Eventbrite or email .
Learn easy and fun navigation skills whilst exploring Chorlton Ees
Tuesday 10 May 18-19.30
Starting and finishing in Chorlton Ees car park on Brookburn Road, you’ll learn something of the history of this special wildlife area. Cath will teach you navigation skills using the Our Green Chorlton map to give you confidence to explore the paths in Chorlton Ees.
We’ll give you a copy of the map. Bring a compass or download one on your mobile phone. Spare compasses will be available to borrow.
Book your free tickets on Eventbrite.
Past walk: Our Green Chorlton: Guided Exploration Walks – SOLD OUT
Walk 1: Exploring Chorlton Ees in the Dark
Our first walk explored what is to many a familiar place, but in the dark. On a cold (but not rainy!) winter evening in January, walk leader Cath Dyson with Danielle from Our Green Chorlton took a fully booked group of local people on a gentle exploration of Chorlton Ees in the dark, learning more about the history of this special wildlife area.
You can try the walk yourself and learn a little more about the history of Chorlton ees with our guided walk hand-out. Do share this walk in our lovely wildlife area – take your Our Green Chorlton map with you to! Download Chorlton ees walk guide.
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!