Calendar

Please check back nearer the date as some events are provisional and may change due to availability or weather conditions.
Apr
16
Sat
2016
MAJOR CLEAN UP DAY (Woolston end of the Trail) @ Bridge Lane
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

COMMUNITY FOOTPATH CLEAN UP

THE NEW CUT HERITAGE & ECOLOGY TRAIL GROUP WITH

WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL RANGER SERVICE

SATURDAY 16th APRIL 2016

Morning and Afternoon sessions at 10AM  +  1PM following Brief safety advice

MEETING AT BRIDGE LANE ACCESS TO FOOTPATH ALONG DISUSED NEW CUT CANAL

IF YOU WISH TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE CLEAN UP OF OUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, THEN PLEASE COME ALONG TO ONE OF THE CLEAN UP SESSIONS. WE WILL BE PLEASED TO SEE YOU, & YOU CAN STAY AS LONG OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WISH! .                           New Cut Canal litter pickers Val and Duncan 79 17.5.15

 Please consider appropriate clothing & footwear, & bring gloves if possible.

Litter pickers and bag holders are provided.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Himalayan Balsam pulling Workday @ Paddington Meadows Entrance
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
WORK DAY - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNCIL'S RANGER SERVICE BALSAM (& OTHER INVASIVE WEEDS) PULLING PADDINGTON MEADOWS + ADJACENT AREAS OF THE NEW CUT HERITAGE & ECOLOGY TRAIL SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016 Session 1 10.30AM – 12 Noon Session 2 1.00PM – 2.30PM All assistance is welcome, to help control the spread of invasive weeds over the area, which would change the ecology of the Meadows. MEET – BY MAIN ACCESS ONTO PADDINGTON MEADOWS – OFF LARKFIELD AVENUE - WA1 3NE For further information contact E-mail Newcuthandetrailgroup@gmail.com www.newcuttrail.com Himalyan Balsam resized
Aug
13
Sat
2016
Evening Bat Walk – With Harold Green & Cheryl Knott @ New Cut Ecology Park
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet at 7.30pm  - Front of the Dog & Partridge, on Old Manchester Rd   WA1 3TZ Good sturdy footwear, good coat, torch required & insect repellent advised. The Walk will be augmented by the use of bat detectors to aide in the location and identification of the species prior to hopefully spotting the individual. The evening will commence with a brief discussion and familiarisation with some of Harolds rescued bats prior to crossing over into the Ecology Park & heading off through Woolston Park South & then along the river bank. The evening may well continue for a couple of hours into the dark (depending on success and weather etc.). Safe passage at appropriate intervals back to a lit street environment will be provided to anyone wishing to leave earlier, who may be unfamiliar with Paddington Meadows. It's free to come along and enjoy and learn about these fascinating mammals. An optional  small donation would be appreciated to assist in the running of Harold's Bat Hospital.
Sep
25
Sun
2016
Navvies Trek @ Starting Loushers Lane car park
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A Walk called 'Navvies Trek' as a part of the Trans Pennine Trail guided walk programme - which follows elements of Warrington's Navigation heritage.
It starts at Loushers Lane car park and follows a short stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail, turns back up Blackbear Park to the Mersey, heads out from Westy Park across the Eyes at the back of Alcan, Thelwall Lane, the Ship Canal & Mersey to the Weir then back towards the start - full length of the New Cut, Paddington Bank, Victoria Park and Black Bear Park again.

Explore the route of the River Mersey through Warrington and discover some of the ways its navigation has been altered. The route includes Woolston New Cut, Woolston Eyes, The former Runcorn/ Latchford Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal. Approx 7 miles, please bring a packed lunch.

Meet: Loushers Lane recreation ground car park Latchford WA4 2RF

Oct
18
Tue
2016
AN EVENING TALK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL @ Alford Sports and Social Club
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
  BY MIKE KENWRIGHT, WITH THE NEW CUT HERITAGE & ECOLOGY TRAIL GROUP manchester-ship-canalThe illustrated talk shall cover the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, the important commercial waterway and link for trade inland with the world at large, from Eastham to the docks at Salford. The New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail Group invite the community to come along.  All welcome!!               Admission Free Drinks can be purchased from the bar, & there will be a raffle with money raised for projects by the New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail Group.   There’s something to enjoy all year round, at the New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail.
Nov
6
Sun
2016
Bulb Planting Morning @ Woolston Park South
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
spring-bulbs New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail Group with Warrington Borough Council Ranger Service   The Trail Picnic area – Woolston Park South  (adjacent to the A57 Manchester Rd, & approx.. 150m from the gates to Woolston Waste & Recycle Centre off New Cut Lane). All assistance shall be welcome. Please wear good footwear and suitable outdoor clothing appropriate to the task. A small number of spades will be provided, but please bring one along if you have one.
Jan
17
Tue
2017
Saving the Danny – an evening talk @ Alfords Sports Hall
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail Group are pleased to host an Evening Talk by our own Les Green the-danny The Danny The saving of an historic steam powered boat from the scrap man, & the long story of a dedicated group of people committed to raising funding, fully renovating as a working boat, and operating with a financially viable business plan. The Daniel Adamson – built at Birkenhead ship yard in 1903. She is the last surviving steam-powered tug to be built, and believed to be the oldest operational Mersey built ship anywhere in the world. The Group shall be holding a raffle during the evening, for those wishing to participate.
Feb
19
Sun
2017
New Cut Heritage and Ecology Trail Open Day @ Paddington House Hotel
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mar
4
Sat
2017
MAJOR CLEAN UP DAY 2017 (Woolston end of the Trail) @ Bridge Lane
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

COMMUNITY FOOTPATH CLEAN UP

THE NEW CUT HERITAGE & ECOLOGY TRAIL GROUP WITH

WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL RANGER SERVICE

SATURDAY 4th March 2017

Morning and Afternoon sessions at 10AM  +  1PM following a brief safety advice talk.

MEETING AT BRIDGE LANE ACCESS TO FOOTPATH ALONG DISUSED NEW CUT CANAL

IF YOU WISH TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE CLEAN UP THEN PLEASE COME ALONG TO ONE OF THE CLEAN UP SESSIONS AND STAY FOR AS LONG OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WISH!

          This was the skip we filled at last years event.

 Please consider appropriate clothing & footwear, & bring gloves if possible.

Litter pickers and bag holders are provided.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
March 2017 Litter Pick @ Woolston Park South
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am