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T E A   D A N C E S

at the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms, Lakes Road, Marple, SK6 7HB.

in aid of Friends of Our Valley

These are held on the last Saturday of every month from 5.30 - 8.30pm

An evening of musical entertainment.

Ticket includes evening meal.

Bring your own alcohol

See details at

Booking essential  0161 427 2039

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FOOV Updates




















































Footpath improvements to the Jubilee Walkway steps, completed by Friends of Our Valley volunteers in February 2019.

























Heritage Lottery Fund Success:

"Revealing Oldknow's Legacy: Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal in Marple."

A project in the heart of Our Valley:  link



N E W S  C L I P P I N G S

Wheelpit Opening 2012 - click

Link to wheelpit opening on BBC - click

Other news clippings - click


T A S K   D A Y S 

Anyone interested in volunteering at the Mellor Mill dig should contact Bob  Humphrey-Taylor: or ring 07710964046. No previous experience needed.


T A S K   D A Y   P H O T O   S E T S

Task Day June 2012 - click

Jubilee Gate - click

Task Day River Clean-up - click

Task Day - click

Hedge Planting Task Day - click

Fly Tipping - click

Task Day August 2010 - click

Task Day June 2011 - click


Friends of Our Valley planted over 3000 spring and autumn flowering bulbs in 2018 between the entrance gates of the Roman Lakes and the weir beneath the viaduct. Look out for snowdrops, miniature daffodils and autumn crocus.


Local group the Rural Cultural Foundation organised the installation and fundraising of a public access defibrillator. The project was generously funded by contributions from the British Heart Foundation, Friends of Our Valley and the Roman Lakes Leisure Park. BHF Heartstart CPR training and defibrillator awareness courses are being regularly run free of charge by volunteers from the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms - please just get in touch if you wish to get involved.


The Fish Pass project was a collaborative project to aid the free passage of migratory fish along the River Goyt. The historic weir blocked their passage but is now circumnavigated by the opening of the adjacent sluice gates. The project was completed and funded by the Mersey Rivers Trust, Friends of Our Valley, the Environment Agency, the Roman Lakes Leisure Park and local angling groups. The fencing was funded by the Environment Agency and Friends of Our Valley.

The defibrillator is located just outside the entrance gates to the Roman Lakes Leisure Park, Lakes Road, SK6 7HB.

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