What's On

  • 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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  • Winter Concert 
    St Helen's Church 
    29th Nov 2014 

    Bostock Brass Band plays a winter concert at St Helen's Church ....

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  • Exhibition: Autumn Season 
    ArtWork Studios & Gallery 
    9th Oct 2014 - 20th Dec 2014 

    Selection of invited artists and craft makers in the run up to Christmas ....

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  • Tree Dressing & Wassailing 
    Marshall's Arm Local Nature Reserve 
    6th Dec 2014 

    in the Marshall’s Arm Local Nature Reserve ....

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  • Christmas Lights Celebration 
    29th Nov 2014 

    Northwich Town Christmas Lights Celebration in the Town Centre ....

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  • Northwich Artisan Market 
    13th Dec 2014 

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

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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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