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Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 30th July 2017 11:00am – Beamsley Beacon the Smart Way.
Moderate Yorkshire Dales fell walk to Storiths and Beamsley Beacon (Howber Hill). Revel in the splendid setting of the gateway to upper Wharfedale. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Bolton Abbey P&D car park. NGR SE070539, (N53°58'52” W1°53'36”), SatNav post code BD23 6EY.

Sunday 6th August 2017 11:00am – Strickland Roger.
South Lakes moderate walk from Staveley via Potter Tarn, Gurnal Dubs, Braben House and Cowan Head. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Harry – 01254 246660 or mobile on the day 07980 358597.
Meet in Staveley Mill Yard on right shortly after Church (Toilets are further on the road on the left). Turn right off A591 Kendal/Windermere road over level crossing into Staveley. NGR SD472 982, (N54°22'38” W2°48'55”), SatNav post code LA8 9LR.
This walk should end about 4pm when everyone is invited to stay on in Staveley for a meal and the folk music which starts at 5pm in the Hawkshead Brewery and where our member David hopes to perform a couple of numbers.

Sunday 13 August 2017; 11:00am – Twixt Fells and Lake.
Moderate walk up Church Beck, low level track around The Bell, Walna Scar Road, descend to Torver and lakeside return to Coniston. 7 or 8 miles, pub call afterwar. Leader Bob 07787514687.
Meet by John Ruskin School, Coniston. On approaching Coniston from Torver on A593 turn right down Lake Road just before garage signpost “Lake & Boats”. NGR SD 303974, (N54°22'02” W3°04'24”), Sat nav postcode LA21 7EW Parking at the school is cheaper than the main car park. We will make a short diversion to the public toilets on the main car park at the start of the walk.

Thursday 24th August 2017, 7:30pm - The Owls at Standish. Rectory Lane B5239, satnav post code WN6 0XD.
Social get together for a meal and a pint at inexpensive levels. It is vital to book well in advance but menu choice can be made on the night, contact Barbara on 01257 368929 or mobile 07502 094442 or by e-mail or text.
Please try to avoid late bookings, alterations or cancellations. Have due consideration for Barbara and the pub.
The deadline is 6pm on Monday 21st August.

Sunday 27th August 2017 11:00am – Sore Thumb and Bradleys.
Moderate Yorkshire Dales walk to Farnhill Jubilee Tower, Low Bradley and returning along the canal past the Polish airforce memorials. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet in cul-de-sac road opposite White Lion hotel and parish church in Kildwick village. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 towards Keighley. Turn left at Glusburn Crosshills to major roundabout junction with A629 and take Kildwick Farnhill exit over little bridge into village. At White Lion and church turn left into cul-de-sac. NGR SE009458, (N53°54'33” W1°59'12”), SatNav post code BD20 9AT.

Sunday 3rd September or 10th September (whichever weather permitting); 11:00am – Wild Boar Fell.
Moderate to strenuous Yorkshire Dales fell walk to Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell and Hell Gill Force. The atmospheric back drop to the summit of the Settle Carlisle Railway. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Harry – 01254 246660 or mobile on the day 07980 358597.
Meet on roadside at Cotegill Bridge near Ais Gill on the B6259 Garsdale Head to Kirkby Stephen road. NGR SD773969, (N54°22'03” W2°20'58”), SatNav post code CA17 4JY.

Sunday 17th September 2017 11:00am – Winter Hill.
Moderate fields, tracks, quiet lanes and moorland walk to Winter Hill mast via Horrocks Fold, Smithills Dean and Smithills Moor. Returning over Two Lads and Burnt Edge. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Barrow Bridge car park in Barrow Bridge Road. Leave A58 Moss Bank Way (Bolton Ring Road) at Moss Bank Park and follow Moss Lane round the back of the park. Go past the “main attractions” car park right into Barrow Bridge keeping left at a bridge. Car park is on the left. SD687117, (N53°36'05” W2°28'25”), SatNav post code BL1 7NH.

Sunday 1st October 2017 11:00am – The Haunted Canal II.
Moderate fields, quiet lanes and towpath walk to Heversham Head and Hincaster. Returning along the disused canal via Stainton and Crooklands. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Millness Bridge lay-by on the A65 near Crooklands. M6 Junction 36 turning towards Kirby Lonsdale but at roundabout turn north for Kendal. 300 yards and over canal bridge to lay-by on left. SD538826, (N54°14'16” W2°42'34”), SatNav post code LA7 7PF.

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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