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Lymm Dam’s natural beauty and tranquillity attracts cyclists, dog-walkers, families and anglers all year round. Its woodlands and meadows are also teeming with wildlife and the site’s history gives it a unique character; the sandstone around the Dam was created around 250 million years ago, while the Dam itself was constructed in 1824. In its day, the area around the dam was part of Lymm Hall Estate, which owned much of the village. Now, the site attracts visitors from all over the North West, and is the location for many special events and nature trails; to the right, we’ve selected just a few of the events on offer this summer.

Poems at the Dam Sunday 5 July, 10.30am–5.30pm Whether you’re walking the dog, out for a jog, riding a bike or taking a hike, spend a few moments enjoying the poems you’ll find dotted around the Dam as part of Lymm Festival 2009 Dipping at the Dam Wednesday 29 July 1.30–3pm Can you find a water scorpion or a whirligig beetle? Come along and investigate the creatures of the deep living in Lymm Dam. You’ll be by the water’s edge, so wellies and old clothes are advisable. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01925 758 195. Meet: Ranger Cabin, off Crouchley Lane Summer nature trail Wednesday 5 August 1.30–3pm Put your map reading (and detective) skills to the test! Fun for all ages on this wildlife quest around the Dam. Meet: Ranger Cabin, off Crouchley Lane Evening bat walk Wednesday 12 August 9–10.30pm Lymm Dam is home to many bats and on a warm summer night the air is full of them feeding. With the aid of a powerful torch and bat detectors, discover their nocturnal world on this walk around the Dam. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01925 758 195. Meet: Ranger Cabin, off Crouchley Lane

Aside from being housed within a magnificent building, Lymm High School is one of our town’s best assets. The school was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted inspection, with consistently excellent GCSE and A level results. With a history stretching back to the late 16th century, it’s unsurprising that many generations of Warrington residents can be proud to say that they have been taught at the school (including two of our very own Movin’ team!). In fact, the school is once again attracting previous generations back through their doors with their adult classes. 12

July–August 2009 | Issue 3


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