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Our Current Itinerary

Please note that if you are in any doubt as to whether any walk can go ahead due to the weather conditions please telephone the leader in good time first. Don't turn up on a wet or snowy day when there is no one else there. Bear in mind that at five to eleven in remote places there may not be a mobile phone signal.

Sunday 15th July; 10:30am - Whinberry Naze and The Tunnel.
Our member Carol is leading this walk for Rossendale Ramblers so we are invited to join them. 6 miles. Meet at Rawtenstall Station. NGR SD809225, (N53°41'56” W2°17'24”), nearby SatNav post code BB4 6AG.

Thursday 19th July; 7:30 for 8pm – 26th Pub Night at the Grey Mare (7th Year), Belthorn near Blackburn.
(M65 Junction 5, two miles on the Grane Road and 1 mile after Pack Horse, satnav post code BB12PG).
Social get together for a meal and a pint at inexpensive levels. For menu please look at the website Although there is no need to pre-order please note that it is still vital to book for this event, contact Barbara on 01257 368929 or 07502 094442 or by email. Closing date is 6pm on the Monday before (16th).

Sunday 22nd July; 11:00am - Wrayling by Windermere.
Moderate Lake District fell, forest and lakeshore walk to Latterbarrow, Blelham Tarn, Low Wray and Wray Castle. The King Walk of the Year. A "must do" for charming scenery. An initially steep then gradual climb of 650ft to the summit for lunch. Afterwards we drop off by road and fields by two potential places for afternoon refreshments. Returning along the sylvan lakeshore. 7.5 miles, Leader - Roy 01254 395021 or mobile 07550 083780.
Meet on Red Nab NT free car park on the lakeshore. A591 through Ambleside turning left at Clappersgate onto B5286. After 1.5 miles take lane on left passing Wray Castle gate house then in another 0.5 mile at High Wray turn left into narrow lane. 0.75 mile then sharp left into car park. NGR SD385995, (N54°23'12” W2°56'51”) nearby SatNav post code LA22 0JH.

Sunday 29th July; 10:30am - Deeply Vale.
Moderate fields, paths and some lane walking with uphill parts. Starting from Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom we follow the river Irwell for a short way and then up hill to the beautiful village of Nangreaves. The village is a conservation area and well worth a visit. We then press on to Deeply Vale, a local beauty spot with two old mill lodges and then over Deeply Hill. We continue to Cheesden Valley before returning to Ramsbottom via paths and quiet country lanes. 8 miles. Leader Norman 01706822837 or Mobile 07970593089.
You are invited back to Gwenda and Norman’s for a drink and light refreshments after. Can you please phone or e-mail ( if you intend to come back after the walk so we can cater for the numbers?
Directions to Nuttall Park:- Sat Nav BL0 9LR, NGR SD795162, (N53°38'33” W2°18'37”).
From the north on the A56, leave on slip road signed for Ramsbottom. At the roundabout take the second exit A56 and at the T junction turn right. Turn right at the Eagle and Child Pub and, at the bottom of the hill, turn sharp left. After 200 yard turn right into Nuttall Hall Rd. The Park is on your right at the bottom of the Nuttall Hall Rd.
From the south leave M56 at Exit for Ramsbottom. At T junction turn right, at the next set of lights turn left onto Bury New Rd. At the righthand bend turn left into Nuttall Hall Rd and the park is at the bottom on the right.

Sunday 5th August; 11:00am – Giggleswick Scar.
Moderate field and fell walk to Feizor and Giggleswick Scar. Visiting Schoolboy’s Tower for great views. 6 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader - Roy 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on B6480 layby opposite junction with Brunton Road near Scar Top and 3 kilometres north of Giggleswick . NGR SD792659, (N54°05'20” W2°19'08”) nearby SatNav post code BD24 0DJ.

Sunday Provisionally 12th August; 11:00am - Ingleborough Blue Ridge.
8 mile moderate (though strenuous ascent) from Chapel Le Dale up onto Ingleborough and satellites. Pub stop after at Hill Inn. Leader Harry 01254 246660 or Mob 07908 358597.
Meet on Ingleton/Hawes Road B6255 at the second roadside space on left after Hill Inn or park on roadside near building on right just before. NGR SD745777, (N54°11'42” W2°23'30”) SatNav post code LA6 3AR.

Sunday TBA; 11:00am - Chinley Charms
All day moderate Peak District walk starting from the village of Chapel Milton off the A624, approx. 8 miles south of Glossop. An interesting walk on little used paths to the summit of South Head (or round it, if you prefer – meeting back up on the other side) calling at Breckend, Andrew’s Farm, South Head, Roych Clough (lunch), Bagshaw, Bowden Hall, Wash and finishing in Chapel Milton itself with its two massive railway viaducts.
8.5 miles, pub at end. Leader Stephen - 01204 395901 or mobile on the day 07761 453349. Park on the ‘Wash’ road opposite Chinley Independent Chapel. NGR SK055820, Lat&Long 53.335N, 1.918W (N53°20'06” W1°55'05”), postcode SK23 0QN. Head south from Glossop on A624 passing through Hayfield. Turn left at t-junction under railway bridge, still continuing on A624. On reaching next railway bridges both together, turn under the left one (signposted to ‘Wash’ only) park in lay-by on left opposite the chapel. 11.00am start.

A New Innovation.

Some walks may now have a "Quiet Mile" designated by the leader.
This is where from a declared time or point on the walk no one should speak until the end of that mile or period (normally 20 minutes). That means no conversations save for essential comments of guidance or safety. It gives time for increased awareness of what is being seen, heard, smelt and felt and therefore a heightened appreciation of the countryside experience. Off course this may seem weird at first but when you become attuned to it and realise its value great pleasure and spiritual renewal should ensue.

Volunteers to lead walks are always welcome and should contact me. The walks will be arranged ad-hoc week to week depending on the weather forecast. For information contact myself on 01254 395021 or mobile 07550 083780.

Wetherspoon Curry Club : approx £5.49 incl drink

Chicken Korma - very mild
Tandoori Chicken Skewers - mild
Chicken Tikka Masala - mild
Lamb Rogan Josh - mild
Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach in Coconut Sauce - mild (Veg)
Indian Sharer (Bhajis & Samosas) - medium (Veg)
Chicken Balti - medium
Beef Madras - hot
Chicken Jalfrezi - hot
Chicken Vindaloo - very hot

Photo Library

Great Gable pic

Brendan on Reston Scar pic

Roamers at Airton Bridge pic Roamers at Grindleton pic

Roamers on the Colvend Coast pic Roamers on Criffel pic

Roamers at Anglesey pic Roamers at Rockcliffe pic

God's Bridge pic Roamers on Holme Fell in Cumbria pic

Roamers at Styal pic Roamers on Holme Fell in Cumbria pic

Roamers descending from Crown Point pic Roamers on Arnside Knott pic

roamers at janet's foss, malham pic red tree at silverdale pic

glen nevis pic ben nevis pic

nick of pendle pic summit trig point of Red Screes

coppice monument pic summit pic

group pic group pic

footpath sign footpath sign
All regular walkers should consider joining the Peak and Northern Footpath Society. Or at least making a donation or bequest to contribute towards the preservation of the footpath network that we all enjoy. For a few hundred pound you can have your own dedicated sign put up like these in the photos.
Take a look at the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society website

Constitution of Roy's Roams

This cordial walking group started in April 2007 and is aimed at my friends who seek an intimate and relaxed approach to joining walks with no membership fees, no registration procedures and no particular rules about bringing dogs.

Although many members of the group are in couples many are single. There is nothing prescriptive about this, it is just the make up that has evolved. We are NOT a singles group.

To join Roy's Roams you should already be "a walker" and be known personally to Roy either now or in the past. Guests invited by and accompanied by an existing member are welcome.
Attendance will incur no obligation or permanent membership and participants will not be expected to support every walk or carry a membership card.

The basic itinerary of Roy’s Roams offers at least one walk every month usually on a Sunday with a fairly wide variety of locations, grades and distances although moderate all day walks of around 7 or 8 miles requiring packed lunches are the norm. Occasionally, there will be short easy walks of around 5 miles. If members are available mid week, Saturday, half day or evening walks are possible.

There are also a regular social events like meals out and at least once a year a weekend away.

If you would like to receive further information please contact Roy and say what is the best way of keeping in touch. If possible provide an email address that you use. If you want to make any suggestions or contributions about the walks or their organisation then please feel free to do so.

Needless to say you will join these walks at your own risk, myself or other walk leaders cannot take any responsibility for your personal safety, loss or damage howsoever caused.

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