Where do we work?

These are some of the properties we work at regularly:

Alderley Edge

Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire


Hedge laying at Alderley Edge

Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District.




Biddulph Grange Garden 

Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7SD


Biddulph Grange

This amazing Victorian garden was created by James Bateman. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.

The garden features collections of rhododendrons, summer bedding plant displays, a stunning dahlia walk in late summer and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain.



Erdigg Hall and Park

Wrexham, LL13 0YT


Erddig Hall

Another of MNTV's newest worksites Erddig Park lies a short distance from Wrexham and was owned by the Yorke Family from 1733 until 1973 when it was handed over to the National Trust. Erddig is one of the country's finest stately homes and is a Grade I listed building.



Nr Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LJ


Cypriot vs Scots at Formby

This ever changing sandy part of the English coastline lies between the Irish Sea and Formby town centre. Whilst there, you may be lucky enough to glimpse a red squirrel or two or, due to erosion see the historic landscape once levelled for asparagus.

NOTE: for this worksite we meet at Styal at 8.45 for lift share.


Hardcastle Crags 

near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire


Hardcastle Crags

 One of MNTV's newest worksites, it was once home to a railway and a cotton mill, Hardcastle Crags has many interesting tales to tell. In the middle of Hardcastle Crags you'll find Gibson Mill, home to the Weaving Shed Cafe and Shop. This former cotton mill and entertainment emporium boasts a fantastic and varied history. The Hardcastle Estate also has a number of waymarked trails that take you off for a walk in the woods.

SatNav: use HX7 7AA for Midgehole car park, HX7 7AZ for Clough Hole car park and look out for National Trust sign


Hayfield, Kinder and the Dark Peak 

Location of meeting point: Sett Valley Trail Carpark, Hayfield SK22 2ES


Fire at Hayfield in 2022

 Hayfield is on the edge of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, it is also said to be at the foot of Kinder Scout. MNTV work with the Rangers of the area on a variety of different tasks and on and around the summit of Kinder Scout. Completely away from the hustle and bustle of the City of Manchester and the daily grind, it's no wonder it's one of MNTVs favourite sites to work at.


Lyme Park 

Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NX


Lyme Cage 2023

A glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Lyme Park is a 1,300 acre estate nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate. It is home to a medieval herd of red and fallow deer and offers fantastic walks and stunning views. 

It is also known as Pemberley, home of Mr Darcy, as it was used in the 1995 BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

 NOTE: DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV! Please use entrance on A6 just before Disley.




Quarry Bank Garden and the Styal Estate

Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA


 Fence building at Styal

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived and worked. Quarry Bank Mill is a cotton mill and was run by the Greg Family it is powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel.

New to the mill in 2010 was the stunning Upper Garden, the Greg family's picturesque valley garden retreat adjoining the mill.

Styal village, built by the family to house the mill workers is still a thriving community.




Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

Speke, Liverpool, L24 1XD


 Speke Hall

The Speke Estate is located next to Liverpool's "John Lennon" Airport and is a rare example of a Tudor manor house, situated on the banks of the river Mersey, this building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. Speke Hall is surrounded by gardens and woodland with seasonal displays of rhododendrons, daffodils and bluebells.

 NOTE: for this worksite we meet at Styal at 8.45 for lift share. 



Weekends Away

A few times a year we travel a longer distance than any of the above and stay over night.  Our most recent weekends have been in Snowdonia and Calke Abbey. 


Spring in Snowdonia

After many visits to Snowdonia to help the National Trust marshall the Snowdonia Marathon, in 2013 they pulled out of running it and so did we.  However we love Snowdonia so much that we returned in the spring of 2015 and haven’t looked back since.  We stay at Hendre Isaf basecamp which is situated on the Ysbyty Estate, just off the A5 about 6 miles south east of the town of Betws-y-Coed.  We have done such tasks as Rhodi bashing, Tree thinning, Birch Clearance and Gorse Clearance.

 Hendre Isaf Basecamp



Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Our newest weekend destination is Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. We first visitied this area of Derbyshire in December 2019 and enjoyed it so much we booked it for 2020 but due to the Pandemic we cancelled it. We will back to Calke Abbey in 2024 . We stay at the base camp on the estate. On our previous visit we helped with the satisfying task of bracken thrashing.

Basecamp at Calke Abbey