As well as a written description and a map for each of the walks, John has also provided an introduction describing the area covered, and a handy section on the geological background and scenery to be experienced. The cover, courtesy of our regular photographer, Peter Borrell, features the October 2007 group, as shown below.
As he says, the descriptions were correct at the time of writing (2008), and small changes in availability of pubs and footpaths may subsequently occur. Users should of course take this into account.
An excellent day, when we were able to undertake the ramble abandoned the previous summer because of appalling weather - the only time we have ever had to cancel a planned trip.
The first post-John Winchester ramble, following his retirement. Unfortunately no-one seems, to have admitted at least, to have brought a camera to immortalize Rick Marshall's debut. Perhaps the fact that it was a very late "Spring" date, following Rick's Antarctic trip, contributed to this omission.
A very wet start (or finish in a few cases shown here!) but the weather improved and half the original party completed the ramble.
A break for relaxing conversation.
A fine, if windy, day in the Peak.
Unfortunately no-one seems, to have admitted at least, to have brought a camera.....
A small but exclusive part only of the group which met on a finer day in the Marches than this cloudy halt at the top of the fort suggests!
Centre: SCR Chairman Gordon Pearson and University Pro-Chancellor Anthony Wood - windswept.