Social and Events Calendar – Update from April 2017 onwards


Here are the ECR Events organised for the current Programme, April to June, and also those in planning for our future programmes:-

Saturday 8th April Grand National Sweep and walk organised by Rosie Forth.

Friday 21st April 11-30am a tour of Robinson’s Brewery with the additional option of lunch and a visit to Staircase House. Organised by Brian Griffiths. Fliers have been circulated and I think this is fully booked but please contact Brian to check on availability if you would like to attend.

Friday 21st April  Start of walking for Health programme. These are walks of about 2 miles on flat ground with no stiles. They will run approx. every 2 weeks and a programme will follow.

11th May  start of Evening walks programme

19th-21st May Week end away at Brecon organised by Ann Thompson. A flier has been circulated and more information will follow shortly for those who have expressed an interest.

Saturday 3rd June: 9 miles easy Coastal Ecology walk organised by John Handley from Wirral Country Park Visitors Centre, Heswall. Walking to Little Eye and Hilbre Islands off West Kirby at low tide. Marine landscape, birds, and animals. The number of participants is limited to 20 so booking with John is essential:-

Wednesday 14th June Coach trip to North Wales organised by Andy Davies. This is to Ruthin and more information will follow shortly.

Thursday 22nd June. Walk and a meal at the Old Smithy, Monyash. Organised by Ann Thompson

Advance notice for next programme: July – December 2017

1st July Ramble with a Ranger organised by Jane Gay

Saturday 8th July:  HS2 Walk organised by John Edwards. Walking 7 to 8 miles of the proposed HS2 Route around Ashley with the Landscape Architect, Joanne Philips, who is conducting research on the impact of large scale infrastructure developments upon the landscape and the opportunities for exploring mitigation measures in early consultations with local communities and Groups like ECR.  For more information see: and  Numbers limited so please book your place with Kathryn Carty by 24 June:

Saturday 29th July Picnic walk. Long, medium and short walks are being organised finishing with a shared picnic.

12th August  Coach trip to Anglesey organised by Steve Hull

17th August last of the evening walks followed by Supper

3-8th September Trip to the Manor House Hotel Devon organised by Jane Gay. This trip is now confirmed with 30 attending and others are welcome to join us.

23 September -1st October Bollington walking Festival

23 September Ramble with a Ranger organised by Jane Gay

11th November 2 pm: ECR AGM at Macclesfield Tennis Club.

Friday 17th November 7.30 pm Area AGM hosted by ECR at Kings Arms PH, Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PZ. All members are welcome to attend.

23rd December -7th January: RA National festival of walks.


Early notice for Programme in 2018

15th-24th June 2018. Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield. Leaders are invited and encouraged to plan Walks in, or reasonably close to the Macclesfield area, so that ECR may participate with walks in the Programme of this Festival of our “home” town, and show-case our Group’s activities to potential new members.


If you have any ideas for future events please contact

Our Social and Events Programme has expanded considerably over the past few years and is now of the size where the schedule requires close co-ordination to avoid clashes and to try to ensure an even spread of dates across the year. Early consultation with Jane really helps with this and is greatly appreciated by the Committee.