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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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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) Time 1000hrs-1200hrs. Contact Vicki Bailey on 07527995757 or Manchester Young Lives 0161 437 5923 for details. Free, open-access, adventurous play opportunities for children and young people to enjoy in their local parks and green spaces.

Sunday Lunch Out (Sunday, August 9th 2009). Time 1230hrs.   Meet at the picnic area. Bring some grub for yourself and others if you wish to share. You must bring a cuddly toy! Meet new friends and bask in a lovely Sunday alternative to roast dinners. All welcome.

Parktastic – Wednesday (12/8/2009) Time 1000hrs-1200hrs. Contact Vicki Bailey on 07527995757 or Manchester Young Lives 0161 437 5923 for details. Free, open-access, adventurous play opportunities for children and young people to enjoy in their local parks and green spaces.

That Evening Picnic (Wednesday, August 12th 2009). Time 1830hrs.   Meet at the picnic area. Bring some grub for yourself and others if you wish to share. You must bring a cuddly toy! Meet new friends and bask in a lovely Summer’s evening (weather permitting… but turn up anyway). All welcome. Lantern launch expected at dusk.

Parktastic – Wednesday (19/8/2009) Time 1000hrs-1200hrs. Contact Vicki Bailey on 07527995757 or Manchester Young Lives 0161 437 5923 for details. Free, open-access, adventurous play opportunities for children and young people to enjoy in their local parks and green spaces.

Photography/Arty Picnic (Wednesday, August 19th 2009). Time 1830hrs.  Meet at the picnic area. Bring some grub for yourself and others if you wish to share. Bring your cameras, digital or not – or even take advantage of the pencils/crayons to hand to sketch away. Let’s take some pictures and enjoy a Summer’s evening. If you even wish, you can submit your photograph for inclusion on this very website.

Parktastic – Wednesday (26/8/2009) Time 1000hrs-1200hrs. Contact Vicki Bailey on 07527995757 or Manchester Young Lives 0161 437 5923 for details. Free, open-access, adventurous play opportunities for children and young people to enjoy in their local parks and green spaces.

General Meetings (8/9/2009) Time 1900hrs. Meet at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue (off Broom Lane), Levenshulme.  Tuesday night general meeting in order to create order and help Highfield.  All welcome.

Hot Pot Trot (27/9/2009) Time 1330hrs. Meet at the Crayfield Road entrance to the Fallowfield Loopline, Levenshulme.  Advance bookings only. £3 per ticket includes refreshment and Hot Pot. Please book by no later than the 7th of September 2009. Vegetarian Hot Pot available on request.

Hallowe’en Event IV: The Haunted Highfield Woods (Saturday 31/10/2009) Time 1700hrs-2000hrs. Top of Broom Avenue entrance to HCP.  Free. All welcome. Scary music, fancy dress, creepy crawl and apple-bobbing. Event to be confirmed. FARA (Four Avenues Residents Association) will be organising.

General Meetings (10/11/2009) Time 1900hrs. Meet at Levenshulme Baptist Church, Elmsworth Avenue (off Broom Lane), Levenshulme.  Tuesday night general meeting in order to create order and help Highfield.  All welcome.

Mince Pie Walks Meetings (27/12/2009 TBC) Time 1330hrs. Meet at the Crayfield Road entrance to the Fallowfield Loopline, Levenshulme.  Event to be confirmed. Costs: TBA. Bookings: TBA.

Park Visit (TBC). Time TBC.   Meet at the Broom Avenue entrance. A coach trip to some far flung place.  Whether it is Etherow Country Park, Boggart Old Clough, Clayton Vale, Lyme Park or somewhere else is to be confirmed.  Your suggestions are welcome at each meeting.

Spring Events (5/4/2010, Bank Holiday TBC). Time TBA.   Meet at the picnic area. This is planned to be bigger than 2009’s massively succesful event!

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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