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Roy's Roams
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Our Current Itinerary

Continuing Roaming into the Winter.

Sunday – 9th December 2018; 11.00am - The Lost Valley of the Treacle Mines.
6 mile Easy Moderate Roam. Sabden Circular via Dean Farm, Stainscomb and Ratten Clough.
Meet on Watt Street (roadside parking also on Pendle Street East) Pub Stop after at White Hart Inn. Entering Sabden Village from Whalley turn right onto Watt Street (Site of old Mill). NGR SD777 373  Leader Harry 01254 246660 or Mob 07908 358597. Walk subject to suitable weather, phone leader if in doubt or for further details.

Sunday – TBA 11.00am - Sunnyhurst, Darwen.
Moderately easy woodland and field paths and tracks through Sunnyhurst Woods and Tockhole Plantations. 4 to 6 miles dependant on weather. Leader Bob 01254 777022 or 07787514687.
Lunch will be taken at Vaughns Country Cafe at Tockholes See for menu. Outside tables for those with packed lunches.
Please let the leader know in advance if you intend to eat in the cafe then we can advise Vaughn in advance if likely to be large numbers.
Meet at top of Earnsdale Road, Darwen. From M65 junction 4 take A666 towards Darwen town centre for just over half a mile to traffic lights. Turn right into Earnsdale Road between Coop and church and continue for about quarter of a mile. Roadside parking between entrance to Sunnyhurst Woods and sharp left hand bend at top of Earnsdale Road. NGR SD680230 (N53°42'10” W2°29'08”), nearby SatNav post code BB3 1RG.
Note that this walk is planned as a backup for others when there may be indifferent weather (barring downpour or blizzard) but phone leader if in doubt.

Sunday - TBA – Back Across the River.
Harry and Roy are planning a walk around Dinkley when the new suspension bridge has been opened.
For three years since the destructive storms of December 2015 it has been impossible to get across the River Ribble anywhere between Ribchester and Lower Hodder. Watch out for more information.

Wetherspoon Curry Club : approx £5.99 incl drink

Chicken Korma (contains almond nuts)
A traditional, mild, sweet curry, made with chicken breast and cooked with yoghurt, coconut, cream, almonds and fresh coriander.

Lamb Rogan Josh
Slow-cooked lamb in aromatic spices, served in a Kashmiri-style sauce, with tomato, onion, coriander, cumin and green chillies.

Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry.
An award-winning dish of sweet potato, fried and tossed in a rich coconut sauce, with chickpeas and spinach.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken breast, marinated in tandoori spices, in a rich tomato sauce, with cream, red onion, butter, coriander and cardamom.

Chicken Jalfrezi
Seared marinated chicken, with onion and peppers, in a tomato sauce tempered with whole cumin seeds.

Beef Madras
Tender pieces of diced beef, in a spiced tomato sauce, with onion, coconut, mustard seeds and chilli.

Chicken Vindaloo
Seared marinated chicken, in a hot spicy sauce, with onion petals and chilli slices.

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 prohibitive rules about bringing dogs except where landowners impose restrictions.

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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