Weekend Christmas Lunch 2018

This year’s weekend Christmas lunch will be held on Saturday 15th December at 1.00 pm at The Windmill, Holehouse Lane, Whiteley Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SJ

There will be an optional, approximately 5 mile, walk beforehand details of which will be on the website nearer the time.

The menu is shown below and costs £23 for 3 courses and includes a tip for the staff.

To book a place please email me at teresahewitt@hotmail.com with your menu choices and preferably make your payment by bank transfer to:

Unity Trust Bank
Sort code: 60-83-01
Account number: 20129929
Please quote reference TMX.

Alternatively you can pay by cheque. If you want to pay by that method please send an email for further information to: Teresa Marshall at teresahewitt@hotmail.com

Please add your email address (and menu choices) so I can confirm your booking.

Please note the closing date for bookings is the 30th November but there is a limit on numbers so book early to avoid disappointment

The Windmill Christmas Fayre Menu 15th December 2018

Rich French Onion Soup, Warm Brie Scone

Chicken, Pancetta & Apricot Terrine, Pomegranate & Shallot Salad, Oat & Beer Cracker

Warm Smoked Mackerel, Pickled Golden Beetroot & Fennel

Chilled Mushroom Parfait, Apple Chutney & Seed Cracker (Vegan)


Roast Turkey With All The Traditional Trimmings

Braised Flat Iron Steak, Black Garlic & Truffle Mashed Potato, Bourguignon Sauce

Pan Fried Red Snapper, Potato Rosti & French Style Peas

Confit Aubergine Steak , Thick Cut Chips, Slow Cooked Tomato & Mushroom, Peppercorn Sauce (Vegan)


Traditional Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce (Gluten Free Option Available)

Flourless Chocolate Torte, Candied Pecans & Poached Winter Fruits (Gluten Free)

Mulled Wine Cheesecake, Oreo Crumb, Orange & Brandy Curd

Seasonal Cheese, Figs, Chutney & Biscuits

Social Events Programme July – December 2018

Here is a list of East Cheshire Ramblers’ social events in the second half of this year. Thanks to everyone involved in organising these events. If you have any ideas for future events please contact me as soon as possible. Jane Gay

Saturday 14th July

Coach trip to Malham organised by Brian Griffiths. There are still a few places left. Contact jane.gay@icloud to receive more information about the trip.

Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th August

Long walkers week end Porthmadog organised by Steve Hull and Georgie and Peter Everson

Thursday 16th August

Final evening walk followed by supper organised by Nick Wild

Thursday 6th September

Coach trip to the Forest of Bowland organised by Ann Thompson

22-30th September.

Bollington Walking Festival

Friday 28th September

End of Walking for Health programme

Mid to late October

Indian meal organised by Andy Davies

Saturday 17th November

The long awaited Hoedown at Victory Hall Mobberley.

Friday 16th November

Area AGM (all invited to attend)

Saturday 24th November


Thursday 6th December

Mid week Christmas Lunch at the Church House organised by Andy Davies preceded by a walk organised by David Gylee

Saturday 15th December

Week End Christmas Lunch organised by Teresa Marshall preceded by a walk organised by Jane and Frank Gay

Saturday 15th December

Christmas walk and meal organised by Georgie and Peter Everson

April to September Stroller Walks

The club is organising a programme of four mile ‘stroller’ walks on Fridays between the months of April and September as an introduction for people who are considering taking up rambling but are unsure about tackling longer distances.  Full details are in the walks programme.  Note that the walks all start at 10:30 am.

ECR 2017 AGM – Annual Reports and Minutes of 2016 AGM

2017 AGM Chairman’s Report 2017 AGM Footpath Committee Report 2017 AGM Footpath Committee Report.2 2017 AGM Membership Secretary Report 2017 AGM Publicity Officer report 2017 AGM Social Secretary Report 2017 AGM Treasurer Report 2017 AGM Treasurer Account Sheets 2016 AGM Minutes (subject to approval at AGM 2017 2017 AGM Report ECR Footpath Projects Team Works

Invitations to ECR AGM and Cheshire East Area AGM


1. ECR Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to our AGM, which will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017 starting at 2 pm.
The venue is the Macclesfield Tennis Club, Learning Zone Campus, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 8LF
Also there will be a walk from this venue that will start at 10.00 and finish before the start of the AGM of about 5.5 miles (leader is Jane Gay) which you are welcome to join – please bring packed lunch.

Papers for the AGM will be available on the website during the week ending Saturday, 28th October 2017 with a limited number of copies available at the meeting.

Any member wishing to submit a motion should raise this initially with the Chairman prior to putting it in writing to be received by the Secretary not later than Saturday 21th October 2017. Contact details are:

email: secretary@ramblerseastcheshire.org.uk

All officers and committee members retire each year but are eligible for re-election. The following are standing for re-election:

Colin Finlayson (Treasurer), Adrian Flinn (Secretary), Jane Gay (Social & Events Secretary), Dave Barraclough (Footpath Committee Chairman), Sue Munslow (Membership Secretary), Colin Park (Publicity Officer) and Kathryn Carty (Committee Member).

The Chairman will step down after 3 years of service so we need nominations for this position. In addition, we need to appoint two new Committee Members who will be able to assist with or lead specific initiatives and projects.

If you wish to stand for any of the Officers position or as a Committee Member, or you wish to nominate anyone else, please send the candidate’s name and statement of their willingness to stand, together with names of the proposer and seconder, to the Secretary Adrian Flinn (contact details above) by Saturday, 21th October 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

2. CHESHIRE EAST AREA AGM (comprising the three Groups of East Cheshire (i.e. ourselves, Congleton, and South Cheshire)

This meeting will be held on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2017 hosted by ECR Group (ourselves) at the King’s Arms Hotel (pub), Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PZ

Meeting commences 7.00p.m. for 7.30 p.m.

All members are welcome to attend and please inform our Secretary Adrian Flinn by e mail (address below) if you intend to do so in order that we, as hosts, may organize the required seating arrangements and send you the agenda and other papers.

Adrian Flinn secretary@ramblerseastcheshire.org.uk

5th October 2017