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Highfield Country Park

Highfield Country Park is a 70 acre area of open land that stretches to the east of Broom Avenue across to the back of Houldsworth Golf Course and over to the junction of Longford Road and Nelstrop Road.

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Environmental Care

The environment of an organism includes physical properties, which can be described as the sum of local abiotic factors such as insolation (sunlight), climate, and geology, and biotic ecosystem, which includes other organisms that share its habitat.

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Highfield Needs You

Your Highfield needs you! Do it for the birds, bees and lovely little trees. Highfield has a place in the local, regional and national structure of wildlife havens. Simple as.

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Welcome to Highfield Country Park

farmgateHighfield Country Park is a 70 acre area of open land that stretches to the east of Broom Avenue across to the back of Houldsworth Golf Course and over to the junction of Longford Road and Nelstrop Road.
Please visit the Events link for more information on up-and-coming events/meetings and more. Everyone from within and beyond the community is welcome.

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Recent News: Sightings:

The Friends of Highfield Country Park has recently received a CASH grant from Manchester City Council to install a raised board walk from the entrance of Bowler Street to the entrance of Broom Ave. This will enable access through an area that is presently very very muddy.

There has been another funding bid submitted to Ground Work to have an art feature, an information point, access restraints for motor bikes and improvments to the footpath from Bowler Street to Cringle Road. This funding opportunity will include community carving days on the art feature. We are through the first round of approval and are presently awaiting a mentor to carry us through the next process. Keep your fingers crossed.

We have been closely working with local artist Rachel Ramchurn to improve the entrance at the top of Bowler Street. This work has consisted of putting another funding bid in to carry out access restrictions for motor bikes, an information point, an art feature and community events through out the spring and summer months. We are presently waiting to hear back from this funder..

Here are the best sightings you should see:

  • Burnett Moth. Peacock Butterfly. Spotted by members of The Friends of Highfield Country Park. 7/09.
  • Kestrel. Spotted by the website editor with a mouse in its tallons. 11/7/09.
  • Lapwing. Spotted by a more senior dogwalker, who didn’t leave his name. Spotted on land close to a farm by Cringle Road. 15/7/09.
  • Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus). Spotted by James, aged 10 out with his Dad walking one evening. 20/7/09.
  • Shining rams-horn snail (Segmentina nitida). Awaiting confirmation. This could be a highly significant species to HCP. The species is listed as Endangered in the GB Red List. Photographed by the website editor. 11/7/09.

We need your news and events, email the contacts at the foot of the page. Fancy hosting an event on Highfield? Email your ideas now, and we will try and help you!

History

The Annual Easter Event attracts over 500 people between 1pm and 4pm. Getting Manchester Moving, Community Funding, Grassroots Grants, Manchester Leisure, Four Avenues Residents Association, and Friends of Highfield Country […]

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Animals

Animals – Birds (Avia) Bullfinch (UKBAP Priority species/Red listed species); Blue Tit; Wren; Blackbird; Magpie; Long-tailed Tit; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Robin; Chiff Chaff; Mistle Thrush (Amber listed species); Starling […]

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Ecology

Ecology is the scientific study of the distribution, abundance of life and the interactions between organisms and their natural environment. The environment of an organism includes physical properties, which can […]

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Plants

Plants – Pond species, Shrubs & Trees, Other Shrubs Hawthorn Blackthorn Gooseberry Rowan Field Maple Oak Birch Crack Willow Elder Bird Cherry Alder Guelder Rose Hazel Holly Dog Rose Floating […]

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Events

For each event please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable sturdy and possibly water-tight footwear.  All are welcome to all of our events. Parktastic – Wednesday (29/7/2009) […]

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Our Team

David McGee

David McGee

(CEO / Founder)

Michael Burke

Michael Burke

(Manager)
Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

(Project Manager)
JaneTemple

Jane Temple

(Assistant Project Manager)

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