Monthly Archives: January 2015


The Friends of Chadkirk are volunteers who freely give their time, energy and skills to maintain and protect Chadkirk Country Park and Estate. While recognising this valuable and unique environment, we look to do what we can, where we can, to allow this vibrant, yet tranquil, haven to flourish. Throughout the year, Friends will be involved in a range of activities supporting and enabling others to visit and enjoy this special place.

Each year, thousands of visitors come to Chadkirk for a solitary stroll, to walk their dogs, to gather with friends and family in the walled garden and to linger for a coffee or ice cream in Chadkirk Chapel. While all of the visitors appreciate the beauty of the landscape and buildings here, many are unaware that much of the work is done by this small group of volunteers.It is this group that works in the Walled Garden, organises and supports many of the events and raises money to nourish, nurture and enhance the assets of Chadkirk.

This year, as in previous years there are things to enjoy throughout the year. Events organised and supported by the Friends of Chadkirk are listed below.

2015 Calendar of events

Team Gardening in the Walled Garden takes place on the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month.

The Friends meet each month on the first Thursday of the month.

Gardening Time for volunteers:
First Saturday (2-4pm) and third Thursday (10.30am-12.30) of every month.

Friends of Chadkirk meet every month on 1st Thursday of the month.
Business meetings alternate with a varied mix of social meetings.

Sunday 1st March St Chad’s Day Service in the Chapel

Sunday 5th April Easter Sunday Service in Chadkirk Chapel 3pm

Monday 6th April Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 13th June Plant Sale in the gardens 2.30-4pm
Please note that the plant sale starts at 2-30pm.
This is the correct start time. Please ignore other sites which suggest an earlier start time.

Tuesday 21st July Team begin Well Dressing for Festival TBC

Sunday 26th July Chadkirk Festival

Saturday 12 or 19 September Bat and Bird Box Building in Chapel

Friday 23 October Harvest Supper in Chapel TBC

Sunday 25 October Harvest Service in Chadkirk Chapel

Sunday 6 December Carol Services at 3pm and 4-30pm in Chadkirk Chapel

Mapping the new…

Let’s celebrate the start of 2015 with a map.
A new map. A map available to all (all on-line anyway).
A map of Stockport which begins where you are.
You might try this link:

You can key in a postcode, your home or a Chadkirk postcode,
or somewhere like Healdwood in Romiley, another little jewel enjoyed by local folk.

Then click on my maps

On the left is an alphabetical list of things which can be added to the map. Scroll down for transport (it’s 15th on list) and check the box. This will then add information to your map. Rights of way are shown…these are shown with a red broken line.

I have found that the map seems most useful when the scale marker has the bar in the middle of the scale.

It is unclear whether these lines are footpaths/bridleways. Or if these lines refer to current/pending/aspirations.

To know that, you need to go to Fred Perry House to view the Definitive Map.

Happy New Year

2015 and a chance to celebrate and look forward to all that this year might bring.

Friends of Chadkirk start the year with the first meeting on Thursday 8th January at 7-30 pm in the Chapel.