Press Release  

Nature Walk & Picnic

13th August 2007 -- for immediate release

Local campaign group Save Swallow’s Wood [1] are organising a nature walk and picnic around the Swallow’s Wood nature reserve on Sunday 19th August.

Pat Ellison and a visiting ecologist, who knows the local area, will lead the walk. Together they'll be on hand to share lots of information about the plants and wildlife on our doorstep. Walkers will also have the opportunity to visit specific sites in and around the nature reserve that would be affected by the bypass proposals.

The walk will begin at 11am from the starting point on Crossgate Lane, Tintwistle (meet at the public footpath sign just after the entrance to Arnfield Reservoir).

The picnic will start at 1pm, meeting at the information board at the Tintwistle entrance to the nature reserve.

More information about the walk can be found on the website ( or by calling Emma on 0845 226 3392.

Contact: Emma Lawrence 0845 226 3392
Notes for Editors:

[1] Save Swallow’s Wood and Alternative Proposals for Transport are two local groups campaigning against the Mottram-Tintwistle bypass. For more information, visit