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  • Unfolding History 
    Nantwich Museum 

    The fascinating history of one of Cheshire’s most attractive and historic towns is brought to life at Nantwich Museum ....

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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire 
    Weaver Hall Museum 

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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  • Sinbad and the Pirates of Phantom Island 
    Harlequin Theatre 
    28th Jan 2017 - 29th Jan 2017 

    The Harleqiun Junior Players present Sinbad and the pirates of Phantom Island ....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    11th Feb 2017 

    Over 80 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders....

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  • Warblers and Waders 
    23rd Apr 2017 

    Renowned ecologist Jeff Clarke is at it again ....

     

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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Kidsgrove

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Just a short walk from Kidsgrove station are the famous Harecastle Tunnels.  James Brindley was the engineer that cut the first Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal and Thomas Telford cut the second.

It is said that a headless ghost known as the "Kidsgrove Boggart" haunts the Harecastle Tunnel. The ghost is of a young woman, Kit Crewbucket, whose headless corpse was dumped inside the tunnel.  During the 19th century, boatmen were so convinced of her existence that some would choose a long detour to avoid a trip through the tunnel.

Just North of Harecastle Tunnel, there is one of the only two "flyover" junctions on the British canal network. The Macclesfield Canal leaves the Trent & Mersey on the south side, but then crosses over the Trent & Mersey on Poole Lock aqueduct.

North Staffs Ski Club is based at one of the first artificial ski slopes in the UK in the beautiful mature parkland of Bathpool Park.  The club operates the slope on a non profit making basis with all work done by volunteers.  The revenue is ploughed back into the club’s slope and equipment making the slope one of the cheapest in the country.

The Gritstone Trail offers some of the finest walking in Cheshire.  This is quite a challenging route stretching from Kidsgrove to Disley, with some fine ridge walks and stunning views over the Cheshire plain.

 

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