10th August 2019 : 10am - 4pm
National land management charity the Land Trust is bringing its award-winning and free Green Angels environmental training courses to adults across South Cheshire and North Staffordshire, giving them the chance to gain practical skills through hands-on learning.
Open to everyone over the age of 18, Green Angels courses are specially designed to help trainees develop new skills, encourage better awareness of the natural world and provide inspiration for further training or employment opportunities. Training courses will be delivered at both Hassall Green Nature Reserve and its sister site at Silverdale Country Park and will cover topics such as countryside management, dry stone walling, outdoor wellbeing, wildlife identification, bushcraft and many more.
Previous Green Angels trainees who attended Land Trust programmes in Liverpool, Warrington and Chester have gone on to find employment, develop new careers and undertake further training. Green Angels trainees have been very positive about their experience: 67% said that they feel more confident; 89% felt that they have learned new skills, and everyone felt that Green Angels can make the local area more attractive and helps wildlife. “Rewarding”; “Relaxed and informative”; “Wonderful”; “Excellent!” – are just some of the words used to describe the Green Angels project.
Visitors of all ages are welcome to come along to the big launch, enjoy the outdoor activities, find out more about Green Angels, and experience a tour of the site, where they will learn about its history and how the areas are being managed to allow wildlife to flourish.
Entry is FREE and gates will be open from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 10th August, so please wander down to us and enjoy the opportunity to get involved at YOUR local nature reserve!
Sturdy shoes, outdoor clothing
Activities will include: - Ranger Guided Walks - Green Angels Programme Information Sessions - Forest School Tasters - Outdoor Cooking (pizza) - Black Bee Rewilding - Invertebrate Hunt
The entrance is situated at the junction between Betchton Lane and Roughwood Lane. Just search 'Hassall Green Nature Reserve' on Google maps.
Unfortunately there are no wheelchair access paths. However, the majority of the site is made up of gentle slopes, meadows and tracks; making the grassy mown areas accessible by wheelchair.
PARKING IS LIMITED. There are approximately 10 spaces in the Nature Reserve car park. Additional parking will be in the nearby lay-bys and lanes. Visitors are encouraged to access the site by foot or bicycle if possible. This is easiest from where the Salt Line meets Betchton Lane. Alternatively, non-vehicular access is possible via the Trent & Mersey canal and Roughwood Lane.