First Aid Training in Macclesfield – March 20th

Just to let you know that the area is running a first aid course which is a pilot for the Ramblers nationally. 
The date is the 20th of March at the St John’s  Centre, High Street in Macclesfield. There are 2 sessions starting at 9-30 and 2-00 and lasting 3.5 hours with a maximum of 12 on each course. There are 3 groups in the area so we have approximately 8 places each. Members of the committee are taking up 3 of those places. There is no cost. 
Below is an outline of the course.

The course will cover the basics, as well as the incidents most commonly encountered on Ramblers walks.  It is practical, and scenario-based – with examples from real incidents which have taken place on walks.  It will include how to deal with unresponsive casualties, resuscitation, bone & joint injuries, sprains & strains, what to do if someone begins to experience chest pains, and the difficulties you may encounter when walking in different temperatures.
If you would like to attend please let me know. Ideally I’m hoping people can be flexible and attend either am or pm  but if not please let me know which session you want to attend.
 It will be on a first come first served basis but I’m also hoping to have a waiting list as I’m not sure the other groups will take up their full quota. 

Jane     01625 427444 ( has answer phone) 

Beating the Bounds for East Cheshire Hospice

Beating the Bounds is an annual event organised by Wilmslow Support
Group, taking place on Sunday 19th May 2019. The aim of the day is to
raise money for East Cheshire Hospice, whilst also bringing together
many different parts of the Wilmslow community. Now in its 3rd year,
this event provides those who enjoy walking and cross country running
with a fantastic fundraising opportunity whilst taking in the beautiful
countryside within the bounds of Wilmslow. All participants will receive
fantastic refreshments as described below.

Full details can be found on the East Cheshire Hospice web site

East Cheshire Ramblers Social Calendar 2019



Thanks to all those involved in organising these events. Any ideas for the next programme please contact me as soon as possible. Maggie Swindells 07729327940 /01625 829671

Updates in BLUE

20th March RA National First Aid Training St John’s  Centre, High Street, Macclesfield
Friday 12Th April Start of fortnightly Strollers’ walking programme
Saturday/Sunday 13/14 April General Council in Manchester
26/28 April Long Walkers Weekend away Thirsk. Organised by Colin Park
Thursday 2nd May Start of evening walks organised by Steve Hull
Friday May 10th 2pm Tour of the Air Raid Shelters, Stockport organised

by Brian Griffiths

Saturday 8th June Coach trip to Arnside area organised by Steve Hull
Thursday 20th June Walk and meal in Monyash organised by Ann Thompson
15/16 June Weekend away Ilkley organised by Melanie Davy
17th July Visit to Blackden Trust

A six mile circular walk from Goostrey with 4/5 miles to Blackden Trust and 1/2 miles back. Organised by Brian Griffiths

Saturday 29 June Ramble with a Ranger organised by Jane Gay
2/4 August Long walkers weekend Kirby Stephen organised by Georgie and Peter Everson and Steve Hull
28th August Visit to Blackden Trust organised by Colin Park
21st – 29th September Bollington Walking Festival
Saturday 28th September Coach trip to Conway organised by Annette Hurst, Gina Thompson and Maggie Swindells
18/20th October Weekend away to Pickering organised by Ann Thompson
Saturday 23rd November ECR AGM 2pm at Macclesfield Tennis Club

Please contact for more details

Saturday 14th December Week End Christmas Lunch at The Windmill organised by Teresa Marshall preceded by a walk organised by Jane and Frank Gay.
Date TBC Walk Leader Training