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Danebridge Fisheries

For the keen fisherman or for families, Danebridge Fisheries is a great place to visit. You can fish in the well-stocked pool, catch your own supper or feed the trout (food supplied). Beautifully situated on the banks of the Dane next to Dane Bridge, the trout farm is also a great place to set out from for a walk along the river bank.

They are specialists in farm fish, with fresh rainbow trout for sale. Plus catch your own with use of farm tackle and opportunities for children to feed the fish.

There is also a nature trail and picnic area, and fly fishing and shooting holidays are available – contact them for details.

Opening times: Open 7 days a week, all year round.

Danebridge Fisheries, Wincle, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0QE

Tel: 01260 227293
Fax: 01260 227330

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Fell Running

The varied landscape around Wincle provides some challenging and enjoyable terrain for fell-running.

Coinciding with the village fete, the Wincle Trout Run takes place every summer – so called because every runner who completes the course takes home a fresh trout from Danebridge Fisheries. Come along next year and run for your supper!

This year's run will be on Saturday 31st May. Put it in your diary now!

For information about the Trout Run...

For all information about the annual run and how to enter, and for links to archive photos, race results and reviews, visit Events/Village Fete/Fete 2014

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Swythamley & Heaton Centre

Although not within the parish, the Centre is very much part of the Wincle community. Based in the former Swythamley school building, it hosts a regular programme of social events as well as film screenings, Live and Local touring arts productions, community events, dances, rallies and talks. It can also be hired for private meetings and celebrations. Facilities include a cosy bar, fully fitted kitchen, modular stage with lighting and microphone, and ample parking for 40 cars.

For information about the Swythamley & Heaton Centre...

For all information about the latest events programme, hiring and fees, visit

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Nature Watch

Take part in Springwatch!

You could be helping to track changes in nature while you're out walking, gardening or working, simply by making note of the things you see and sending them to this year's Springwatch.

The Woodland Trust and the BBC will be asking everyone to keep an eye out for the first signs of spring as we enter the sixth year of the popular Springwatch survey in 2010.


What is Springwatch?
Springwatch is the biggest survey ever into the arrival of spring across the UK. It's run by the BBC in association with the Woodland Trust and the UK Phenology Network.

Visit to find out more and where to send your results.

How can I get involved?
You don't have to be an expert to take part. All you have to do is to watch out for and record your first sightings of six key spring events.

Why record spring?
By submitting information about the first signs of spring, you can help us build the most complete picture of the season as it unfolds across the UK. This will help scientists understand how the climate is changing and what needs to be done to help wildlife thrive in the UK.

What should I record?
The six key species to record are:

* Frogspawn
* Seven spot ladybirds
* Peacock butterflies
* Swifts
* First flowering of hawthorn
* Red tailed bumblebee

What happens to the results?
All the information you provide will contribute to over 300 years of observations and ground breaking research into climate change science. You can get more information about this research at

Be a Nature Detective
Keeping track of Nature’s Calendar – the timing of the seasons, or phenology – is part of the Trust’s work and carried out by a network of thousands of volunteers across the country. Each one of the volunteers is making a vital contribution to climate research and anyone can join their ranks. Becoming a recorder is fun, easy and free! You can take part in several ways, but all you really need is a pen, a recording sheet and a walk in the woods, fields, and lanes. Look out for spring events such as birds nesting, 7 spot ladybirds, the first swallows, swifts and bluebells, and in the autumn ripe blackberries and leaves changing colour. Visit for more information.

Nature Detectives help scientists monitor the impact of climate change on birds, insects, trees, flowers, grasses, amphibians and fungi, by recording the dates they see them doing things. It's an online project enabling children to develop a lifelong love of nature and concern for our natural heritage through improved identification skills, fun learning activities and hands-on recording of seasonal events. Their records contribute to real scientific research about the impact of climate change on woodland and wildlife throughout the UK.

Nature Detectives is a free online research and education project. Part of the UK Phenology Network, which has 11,500+ recorders and over a million seasonal observations in its growing database.





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