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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
Roy the Leader

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 12th November 2017; 12:00noon - Embsay and Eastby.
Moderate afternoon field and hill walk to Embsay Reservoir, Embsay Crag and Eastby. A little known belvedere of the Dales. Just under 5 miles, pub stop afterwards.
Meet on Embsay village car park. A59 to Skipton and drive past the castle on your left for A6131 going out of town. Fork left for Embsay and pass the steam railway station to top of village and the Elm Tree Inn. Car park is just to right of pub. NGR SE009538, (N53°58'50” W1°59'13”), nearby SatNav post code BD23 6RE.

Sunday 19th November 2017; 11:00am – Return to the Haunted Canal.
This is a revised version of what some of us did on 1st October but avoiding maize fields, bull fields and long stretches on canals.
Moderate fields, quiet lanes and towpath walk to Heversham Head, Hincaster and Stainton. Returning through Levens Deer Park. 6.5 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Levens Bridge on the A6 near Levens Hall. M6 Junction 36 turning towards Kendal on A590. In half a mile take slip road for parking. SD496852, (N54°15'37” W2°46'31”), SatNav post code LA8 0PB.

From this point on my plans must be flexible and Harry may take over leading the Roams for a while as my walk leading options may be curtailed by hospitalisation and a lengthy recovery. If there is no information here contact Harry on 01254 246660.

Thursday 21st December 7:30 for 8:00pm -
Walker's Christmas Meal at the Grey Mare, 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.
Information about booking for this event and giving menu choices will be posted shortly.

Sunday Date to be decided in 2018, 11:00am - Combing Round the Bend.
Moderate field, hill and lanes walk to Round the Bend and then along Combs Edge. Some of England's finest green hill and valley scenery overlooking Errwood and Fernilee Reservoirs, Combs Reservoir and Buxton. 8.0 miles, pub call en-route(the Bee Hive Inn, Combs village).
Meet on Combs Reservoir car park off the B5470 Chapel Road. A6 to Whaley Bridge and through town centre. Turn left at traffic lights for 3 miles then turn right just before reservoir down lane into car park. NGR SK033797, (N53°18'54” W1°57'03”), nearby SatNav post code SK23 9UN.

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May 2018
Roy's Roams Spring Weekend in East Anglesey.

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.

Grey Mare Festive Fayre

1 course £9.95 : 2 courses £12.95 : 3 courses £15.95
Chef’s Warming Broth
served with a roll and butter
Mango and Brie Parcels
Served on a bed of mixed leaves
Garlic Mushrooms
served in a creamy garlic sauce on crouton
Melon and Prawn Cocktail
served with salad and marie rose sauce
Traditional Roast Turkey
with sage and onion stuffing and a chipolata sausage
Traditional Roast Beef
Served with Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings
Fresh Poached Salmon
Served with a creamy tomato, herb & prawn sauce

All of the above being served with new and roast potatoes
And fresh seasonal vegetables

Stilton and Vegetable Crumble
Served with garlic bread and salad
Choice of Desserts
Including Christmas Pudding
With Brandy Sauce

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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