Favourite Rambles of the Senior Common Room

The SCR is delighted to announce the publication of a booklet by John Winchester, who led our rambles for so long, in which he describes and details the routes of 18 of his favourite rambles, within 60 miles of Keele. The SCR has acquired copies of this handy A5/pocket sized booklet, which are available for sale at 3 each. Copies may be purchased in the SCR Bar in Keele Hall, during opening hours, or will be sent out in the internal mail by request, on receipt of cheques payable to "SCR". (Please email to ask for postage rates if you need us to post a copy using Royal Mail.)

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.

SCR Committee

SCR RAMBLE MOW COP: MARCH 2010

photo by Peter Borrell

SCR RAMBLE EARL'S HILL: JUNE 2009

photo June 2009

SCR RAMBLE MOEL FAMAU: OCTOBER 2008

photo by Peter Borrell

SCR RAMBLE THE STIPERSTONES: JUNE 2008

photo by Peter Borrell

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.

SCR RAMBLE DELAMERE FOREST: APRIL 2008

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.

SCR RAMBLE EGLWYSEG nr LLANGOLLEN: OCTOBER 2007

photo by Peter Borrell

SCR RAMBLE PECKFORTON HILLS: MARCH 2007

photo by Peter Borrell

A very wet start (or finish in a few cases shown here!) but the weather improved and half the original party completed the ramble.

SCR RAMBLE WOLFSCOTE DALE: OCTOBER 2006

photo by John Winchester

A break for relaxing conversation.

SCR RAMBLE CASTLETON: MAY 2006

A fine, if windy, day in the Peak.

SCR RAMBLE CANNOCK: MARCH 2006

Unfortunately no-one seems, to have admitted at least, to have brought a camera.....

SCR RAMBLE CHURNET VALLEY: OCTOBER 2005

photo by Peter Borrell

SCR RAMBLE CAER CARADOC: JUNE 2005

photo by Stephen Clifford

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!

SCR RAMBLE BICKERTON HILL AND RAWHEAD: FEBRUARY 2005

photo by Vicky Winchester

SCR RAMBLE DANE VALLEY: OCTOBER 2004

photo by Peter Borrell

Centre: SCR Chairman Gordon Pearson and University Pro-Chancellor Anthony Wood - windswept.