Ramblers General Council April 2024

Please see below the papers for this year’s General Council on the 20th April. If members have any questions/issues they wish to raise please contact Steve Butterfield stephen.butterfield6@icloud.com or Trevor Park tjpark@btinternet.com as they will represent Cheshire East Area at the General Council in April.
There are other documents available (mainly about procedures etc) at www.ramblers.org.uk/about-us/general-council

Stroller Walks Programme 2024

Wednesday 13th March to 6th November 2024

The Stroller Walk Programme will start on Wednesday 13th March 2024 and will run until the 6th November . The walks will take place every fortnight on Wednesday mornings and will start at 10.30 unless stated on the walk information on the East Cheshire Website (https://ramblerseastcheshire.org.uk)

Stroller walks are intended for members who prefer a short, easy, flat walk with minimum stiles and ascents. Walkers may also be recovering from an injury or health issues and may want to take gentle walks to build up their stamina.

Stroller walks may be a good introduction for new walkers, who may wish to walk in a group for the first time? ECR are a friendly group and you’ll receive a very warm welcome.

Please contact the Stroller Walk Coordinator for further information 07729326940


In addition to East Cheshire Ramblers Stroller Walks, which are usually about 3-4 miles in length and aim to be relatively flat with few stiles, walkers can access two other options. The Ramblers offer Wellbeing walks in our area. Please visit the website Ramblers Wellbeing Walks for further information.

Everybody Health & Leisure works with trained volunteers to provide weekly short walks in the town centres and rural areas of Cheshire East. The aim is to help local residents get out, increase activity levels and socialise in a safe environment. 

These FREE short walks are accessible to all, particularly people who are looking to increase their activity. Pre-booking using Eventbrite is essential and must be completed prior to attendance. For any questions, please contact sport@everybody.org.uk

East Cheshire Ramblers Social Event “Canterbury and Other Tales: Treading Ancient Trails“

Friday 19th April, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. 
Macclesfield Tennis Club, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 8JR
£8 including a light supper

Join us for a fascinating and entertaining evening with Canadian Adventure Travel Writer, Kim Letson, who is touring the UK with her latest book.  Kim will entertain us with extracts and stories from Canterbury and Other Tales, a captivating account of six long-distance walks in England and Europe: The Coast to Coast, Cornish Coastal Path, the Ridgeway, the Pilgrims’ Way, Portuguese Camino, and the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome.

Having a military father, Kim spent childhood years living in Canada, England and Germany. She and her husband, Mike Simpson, served in the Canadian Forces for 20 years before retiring to Vancouver Island, where they raised their 2 sons and pursued second careers as professional ski patrollers on nearby Mount Washington. When Mike died of brain cancer in 2007, Kim sought solace in international travel and long-distance walking.

You can read more about Kim on her blog www.kimletson.ca

Kim has written four books on travel, with her last two devoted to long distance walking.  They are highly entertaining and available in the UK (£16.99). Kim will bring a few copies of the latest to sell on the night (£15 cash) but you can guarantee a copy by pre-ordering for £14 (signed copy). Please email Melanie Davy at m.davy2906@gmail.com to pre-order.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening.

To Book for the event please email: gthompemail@gmail.com
Pay by BACS : The Ramblers Association (CH2)
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Account: 20129929
Cost £8 per person.  Ref:  KIM


£8.00 Cheque to East Cheshire Ramblers c/o G Thompson, 6 Reynolds Mews, Wilmslow SK9 2NR.