Marple Christmas Cracker 2013

 

Marple Christmas cracker is a great event for all the family to get into that festive mood! It will be taking place Saturday the 7th of December!

 
“Marple’s Christmas Cracker, organised by Marple Business Forum, is a fun filled day of festive entertainment and shopping.

From 10am to 3pm there will be a feast of festive music, traditional seasonal fare for sale and fun for all the family.

Starting at 10am with Father Christmas walking up Stockport road to Market Street to his grotto. Every child visiting the grotto will receive a free gift.

Market street will be awash with stalls, street entertainment and music. Many local school and bands will be performing.

There will be letterboxes for the children to post their letters to Father Christmas, The boxes will be outside Mick McPhee’s Newsagents on Stockport Road, Stationery Supplies, Stockport Road and KayDee Hair & Beauty at the top of Market Street. All letters will receive a personal reply from Father Christmas!

Find on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marple.christmas.cracker ” Quoted from http://www.marple-uk.com

 

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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About Marple and Marple Bridge

We visit Marple a lot and Marple Bridge at Aussie Dog Care when going to Brabyns Park , Middlewood way, Canal or the pet shop! So we would like to share with you some lovely information about Marple and its districts from a wonderful site!

“The District of Marple is situated in the South East corner of Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. It adjoins the Cheshire/Derbyshire boundary and includes the “villages” of Marple, Mellor, Hawk Green, High Lane, Marple Bridge, Moor End, Strines and the hamlet of Mill Brow. The District covers just over 11 square miles of attractive countryside, ranging from heavily wooded valleys to hill-top moorland. It rises from around 300ft above sea level at the lowest point on the River Goyt to just over 1000ft at Cobden Edge. On a clear day it is possible to view the four counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire from the top of these hills. The Peak District countryside surrounding Marple offers many pleasant walks and rambles, there being 66 mile of public footpaths in the Urban District alone.

Postwar residential development in the District has resulted in an increase in the population from 12,880 in 1950 to approximately 27,000 in the early 1990’s. This growth and the resulting increase in demand has brought improved shopping facilities, including the pedestrianisation of Market Street and Derby Way and the development on the former Hollins Mill site has made Marple into an attractive little “town” without losing too much of its “village” identity.

The Marple Library, located in the Memorial Park, occupies two floors and adds to the many benefits available to residents and visitors alike. In addition to having approximately 40,000 books available, it has Exhibition and Meeting Room facilities, Study Room and Reference Sections, including Local History.

Approximately 5,000 of Marple’s 7,000 acres are included in the Greater Manchester Green Belt. The District is served by two railway stations, Marple and Rose Hill, which give the visitor and resident ease of access to most parts of the North West. The District also has a good bus transport service, provided by Greater Manchester Transport. The former rail link between Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple, closed in 1970 , is now converted to an attractive footpath and bridleway know as The Middlewood Way.

The River Goyt flows though the District from south to north, meeting its tributary the River Etherow at a point near Compstall, appropriately named “Water Meetings”. It then flows down through Marple Dale and on towards Stockport where it becomes the River Mersey at its confluence with the river Tame under the M60 at Portwood. Manchester Canoe Club, founded in 1933, have their own site on the River Goyt in Marple and regularly hold slalom competitions and river races there. For more details, visit the Manchester Canoe Club site.

The Peak Forest Canal meets the Macclesfield Canal in Marple and with a flight of 16 locks, the second steepest in the country, and a 300ft wide aqueduct provide the main attraction and define the character of the town. Follow this link for more details of the Rivers and Canals.” Taken from http://www.marple-uk.com/Marple.htm

Marple Canal
Marple Canal

About Marple Bridge , quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marple_Bridge

“Marple Bridge is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Goyt, which runs through the centre of the village, and is close to the town of Marple.

Historically a part of the civil parish of Glossop, in Derbyshire, it was included in the new parish of Ludworth and Chisworth in 1866.[1] Ludworth became a separate parish in 1896, and was abolished in 1936, when the former parish was transferred to Cheshire and amalgamated into Marple Urban District.[2] In 1974 the urban district was abolished and Marple Bridge became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the county of Greater Manchester. It shares borders with Mellor, Marple, Compstall, New Mills, Strines, Mill Brow and Chisworth. It is located in the ecclesiastical parish of Mellor and the parish church of St Thomas, Mellor stands several hundred feet higher than the village, overlooking Marple Bridge, Marple, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.”

At Aussie Dog Care we love marple bridge also as it is easy to get to from Romiley via the canal and their are lots of cafes like Dutsons and Libbys Bread and Wine , an interior shop , antiques , bookshop , clothes shops even a post office! The walks around this area are great for dogs and all are beautiful.

Marple Bridge fromhttp://www.mbmu3a.org.uk/
Marple Bridge fromhttp://www.mbmu3a.org.uk/

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

About Marple and Marple Bridge

We visit Marple a lot and Marple Bridge at Aussie Dog Care when going to Brabyns Park , Middlewood way, Canal or the pet shop! So we would like to share with you some lovely information about Marple and its districts from a wonderful site!

“The District of Marple is situated in the South East corner of Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. It adjoins the Cheshire/Derbyshire boundary and includes the “villages” of Marple, Mellor, Hawk Green, High Lane, Marple Bridge, Moor End, Strines and the hamlet of Mill Brow. The District covers just over 11 square miles of attractive countryside, ranging from heavily wooded valleys to hill-top moorland. It rises from around 300ft above sea level at the lowest point on the River Goyt to just over 1000ft at Cobden Edge. On a clear day it is possible to view the four counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire from the top of these hills. The Peak District countryside surrounding Marple offers many pleasant walks and rambles, there being 66 mile of public footpaths in the Urban District alone.

Postwar residential development in the District has resulted in an increase in the population from 12,880 in 1950 to approximately 27,000 in the early 1990’s. This growth and the resulting increase in demand has brought improved shopping facilities, including the pedestrianisation of Market Street and Derby Way and the development on the former Hollins Mill site has made Marple into an attractive little “town” without losing too much of its “village” identity.

The Marple Library, located in the Memorial Park, occupies two floors and adds to the many benefits available to residents and visitors alike. In addition to having approximately 40,000 books available, it has Exhibition and Meeting Room facilities, Study Room and Reference Sections, including Local History.

Approximately 5,000 of Marple’s 7,000 acres are included in the Greater Manchester Green Belt. The District is served by two railway stations, Marple and Rose Hill, which give the visitor and resident ease of access to most parts of the North West. The District also has a good bus transport service, provided by Greater Manchester Transport. The former rail link between Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple, closed in 1970 , is now converted to an attractive footpath and bridleway know as The Middlewood Way.

The River Goyt flows though the District from south to north, meeting its tributary the River Etherow at a point near Compstall, appropriately named “Water Meetings”. It then flows down through Marple Dale and on towards Stockport where it becomes the River Mersey at its confluence with the river Tame under the M60 at Portwood. Manchester Canoe Club, founded in 1933, have their own site on the River Goyt in Marple and regularly hold slalom competitions and river races there. For more details, visit the Manchester Canoe Club site.

The Peak Forest Canal meets the Macclesfield Canal in Marple and with a flight of 16 locks, the second steepest in the country, and a 300ft wide aqueduct provide the main attraction and define the character of the town. Follow this link for more details of the Rivers and Canals.” Taken from http://www.marple-uk.com/Marple.htm

Marple Canal
Marple Canal

About Marple Bridge , quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marple_Bridge

“Marple Bridge is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Goyt, which runs through the centre of the village, and is close to the town of Marple.

Historically a part of the civil parish of Glossop, in Derbyshire, it was included in the new parish of Ludworth and Chisworth in 1866.[1] Ludworth became a separate parish in 1896, and was abolished in 1936, when the former parish was transferred to Cheshire and amalgamated into Marple Urban District.[2] In 1974 the urban district was abolished and Marple Bridge became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the county of Greater Manchester. It shares borders with Mellor, Marple, Compstall, New Mills, Strines, Mill Brow and Chisworth. It is located in the ecclesiastical parish of Mellor and the parish church of St Thomas, Mellor stands several hundred feet higher than the village, overlooking Marple Bridge, Marple, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.”

At Aussie Dog Care we love marple bridge also as it is easy to get to from Romiley via the canal and their are lots of cafes like Dutsons and Libbys Bread and Wine , an interior shop , antiques , bookshop , clothes shops even a post office! The walks around this area are great for dogs and all are beautiful.

Marple Bridge fromhttp://www.mbmu3a.org.uk/
Marple Bridge fromhttp://www.mbmu3a.org.uk/

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

Some walks at Aussie Dog Care.

At Aussie Dog Care when walking home boarding clients and dog walking clients I like to stick to local walks. Here I am sharing with you some lovely walks around my area which dogs enjoy as well as me!

Etherow Park taken from ( http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/compstall/map-compstall-navigation.gif )
Etherow Park taken from ( http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/compstall/map-compstall-navigation.gif )

At Etherow Park I like to park in Compstall and walk to the weir , through Ernocroft wood and back to the Café ( which serves lovely coffee and cakes ) . However you can turn this walk into a much longer and tiring ( for me and the dogs) route by walking past the weir cottages on your right , you can walk up to Werneth Low Park from here but also around the back of Etherow Country Park. Lots of streams are here for doggies to paddle in and some great picnic spots!

I can reach Etherow Country Park by foot which is why I am quite lucky as the dogs all enjoy the walk to and from the Park especially when the dogs need that extra bit of a walk!

Etherow Country Park.
Etherow Country Park.
Werneth Low Country Park.
Werneth Low Country Park.

Werneth Low Country Park  is another fantastic place to go with your dogs it has the Tameside Trial and the much longer Trans Pennine Trail passing through it! I am very lucky to be able to walk to Werneth Low Country Park from my house and the dogs have a fantastic time!

“The country park extends for 80 hectares (200 acres) across the Northern and Western slopes of Werneth Low. Only 9.5 miles from the city centre of Manchester, the area is both a haven for wildlife and an area where visitors can find peace and relaxation. The park’s location provides panoramic views across Manchester and beyond to Liverpool. The dark blue silhouette of the Welsh mountains can often be seen on clear days, as can the Pennine hills close by.”

From – http://www.tameside.gov.uk/wernethlow/guide

Walks on the low.
Walks on the low.

We also love walks around Marple Canal and Brabyns Park! Brabyns Park is fantastic for socializing your dogs and allowing them that wind down off the lead … I know my clients enjoy it !

Marple Locks and Brabyns Park from http://www.marple-uk.com/Lockmap1.jpg
Marple Locks and Brabyns Park from http://www.marple-uk.com/Lockmap1.jpg

When the sun is out Brabyns can make for a fantastic picnic spot! But you will have to keep the dogs away from the lovely food and it also gets very busy around midday in summer months!

Amber at Brabyns Park.
Amber at Brabyns Park.

Chadkirk Chapel and Country estate is a beautiful scenic place to take any member of the family. It is a stones throw away from Romiley Village and a mere 15 minute walk from my home I love having this area of Biologic Importance and beauty so close to home. Many dogs have enjoyed the walks around the estate and surrounding walks toward the garden centre.

“Chadkirk Country Estate is a haven for wildlife, helped by sympathetic and environmentally friendly ways of maintaining the various habitats.

The meadows, pastures, woodland fringes and the gardens all provide valuable food and shelter to a wide variety of species including birds, invertebrates and small mammals.

Kirk Wood and Little Wood are both SBIs (Sites of Biological Importance) and the entire Estate has been designated as a LNR (Local Nature Reserve).” From – http://www.stockport.gov.uk/

Chadkirk Map from http://www.marple-uk.com/Chadmap.htm
Chadkirk Map from http://www.marple-uk.com/Chadmap.htm

I hope this article has given you an idea of great local walks near Romiley  !

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

Dog Walking at Marple Dale

We really enjoyed great walks at Aussie Dog Care so we have decided to share with everyone this fantastic walk into Maple Dale alongside the River Goyt , passing Marple Hall.

Below quoted from  http://www.marple-uk.com/Dale.htm

 

“1) After parking at Rose Hill car park we cross Stockport Road at the pelican crossing and make our way down Dale Road.

2) After about 10 minutes walk the road narrows and begins to descend, passing Marple Dale Care Centre on the left. The wide track continues down into the valley and to our right the ground drops away steeply through the trees to the River Goyt.

3) At the bottom of the hill Manchester Canoe Club have a site and the river is marked off with several slalom courses. On the other side of the river high up on the hillside runs the Peak Forest Canal.

4) At Lower Dale we leave the track and take a footpath to the right of the wall.

5) Below the weir the ancient ford may be seen. Before the building of Otterspool Bridge this was the route that transport of the day used on its way to Romiley. The site of the proposed Sustrans Connect2 bridge which will provide a link between Marple and Stockport for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders is near the weir.The path follows alongside the river. It can be very muddy after rain and care is needed in places as erosion has brought the river very close to the path. On our left looking across the fields the clump of trees is Turncliff Wood. Beyond, the ground rises very steeply and it was here for over 300 years that Marple Hall held a commanding view over the river valley.The farm dates back to 1719 but in the 1900s the Y.M.C.A. ran a farm colony here where groups of boys were trained in farming techniques at a time of high unemployment. Many of them eventually went to Canada.

6) Joining a path at the top of the hill we can bear right if we wish to take advantage of the nearby refreshment facilities at Marple Garden Centre or the Hare and Hounds public house on Dooley Lane.As we enter the woods we cross a fence which has been broken down. Steps now lead the way up the hillside.

7) Dooley Lane was one of the main entrances to Marple Hall many years ago before the present road up Dan Bank was built.

Returning up the hill we make our way past the playing fields of Marple Hall School. Whilst passing the playing fields and getting close to the site of Marple Hall look to the left down into the valley and you may be able to see the site of the old ornamental pond. This has recently refilled with water, either by accident or design. There were once steps running down to this pond from Marple Hall and there was a small building called the Hermitage on the island that can now be seen again.

8) A head stone and an area of stones marks the site of the 17th century mansion Marple Hall. This is where the most famous or infamous John Bradshawe lived in 1620. In 1649 John Bradshawe was the President of the High Court of Justice appointed to try King Charles I and his is the first signature on the subsequent death warrant.

The interior in the 1920s looked like this, with fine pictures and suits of armour lining the walls.Unfortunately we are unable to enjoy the splendour of this magnificent building because in the 1950s, when it was left unoccupied due to the death of the caretaker, vandals reduced the building to a ruin within a period of less then a year. During this time Marple Council had been offered the hall for £7,000, but it was not within their means to restore and maintain it. The Hall was finally demolished in the late 1950s.


9) From where we are now this is how it looked in the 1930s before any of the present houses were built.We continue past the site and onto Marple Hall Drive and make our way towards Stockport Road.” 

Dog Walks at Aussie Dog Care!
Dog Walks at Aussie Dog Care!
Dog Walks at Marple Dale.
Dog Walks at Marple Dale.

Above quoted fromhttp://www.marple-uk.com/Dale.htm

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

If you feel you would like to Home Board your dog/s with Aussie Dog Care please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01614946243 or 07790012224.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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