Prince’s and Lady’s Inclines - Poynton
Prince’s and Lady’s Inclines are fantastic local amenities offering natural woodland walks and historical interest all within a 5 minute walk of our village centre.
In order to maintain and improve the Inclines now and for the future, Poynton Town Council has been working with local residents, Inclines users, tree specialists, Cheshire East Trees Officers and other interested parties, to develop a long term maintenance plan.
At the core of this plan are two documents:
A Woodland Management Plan setting out the Town Council’s strategy and programme of works for the woodland along the Inclines. This is available to view or download HERE.
A set of Policies and Procedures showing the responsibilities of the Town Council, Inclines neighbours and users in relation to the Inclines. This is available to view or download HERE.
As well as protecting the woodland, the Town Council is keen to increase the usage of the Inclines through improving the footpaths and signage etc. Volunteers are being sought to form Inclines Ground Force, a team to help clear footpaths and tidy debris as well as learn a bit more about the Inclines’ nature and history.
Pride in Poynton - Poynton Pick and Tidy Group
Show ‘Pride in Poynton’ by making a real difference to the presentation of your local neighbourhood.
As well as the twice-yearly working day event on the Inclines, we also have a small team of volunteer litter pickers, ‘Poynton Pickers’, who regularly pick litter from areas in Poynton.
We’re looking to build upon this and encourage residents and businesses to join the ‘Poynton Pick and Tidy Group’ improving the presentation of public areas in Poynton. Next Pick and Tidy takes place on18th March 2017 from 10am - 1pm. Click here to see a poster with all the details.
If you would like to find out more, enjoy light gardening and would be happy to get involved, please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238, for an informal, no obligation chat.
Inclines Open Day, Sunday October 16th 2016
If you're a runner or just like a quiet stroll away from the traffic, you may well have used or be aware of Poynton's Inclines.
Like all community amenities these need looking after and a successful Inclines working day was held on Sunday 16th October. Look out for another in the future.
Contact Phil Cunningham, Operations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Digging in' on the Inclines
Nearly 30 volunteers of all ages descended on Poynton’s Inclines on Saturday 14th November 2015 to help tidy the paths and plant in new saplings.
The Inclines originally carried railway lines for transporting coal from the coal fields of Higher Poynton but they now provide an idyllic woodland amenity for walkers, joggers, dog walkers and cyclists.
Cubs and Beavers from 1st Poynton Scout Group did a fantastic job of clearing mud from the paths and planting holly, guilder rose, dog rose and other native species to enhance the woodland.
Some of the plants were kindly donated by the Woodland Trust as part of their First World War commemoration initiative, with the Town Council providing the balance.
You might also be interested to learn that the Inclines form part of the Walk Around Poynton’s Mining Heritage route, which is available to download HERE.