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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
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Our Current Itinerary

A New Innovation.

Some walks will 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.

Sunday 3rd September or 10th September.
Sorry, both these walks are postponed. No walks on these days.

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 24th September 2017 11:00am – Wild Boar Fell. (Weather Permitting - check for up-dates).
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.

Thursday 28th September 2017 7:30 for 8pm – 23rd 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 Roy on 01254 395021 or mobile 07550 083780 or by e-mail. Closing date is 6pm on the Monday before.

Sunday 1st October 2017 11:00am – The Haunted Canal.
Moderate fields, quiet lanes and towpath walk to Heversham Head and Hincaster. Returning along the disused canal via Stainton and Crooklands. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. 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.

Sunday 8th October 2017 11:00am – Langdale Valleys.
Pauline will be leading. More details in due course.

Sunday 22nd October 2017 11:00am – The Two Towers (Salt and Pepper).
Moderate Yorkshire Dales fell walk up to Earl Crag with its two towers Wainman’s Pinnacle and Lund’s Tower. Returning via riverside and Cinder Hill Lane. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on lay by beside the A6068 Keighley Road just after the large conifer forest. M65 to end and through Colne and Laneshaw Bridge. NGR SD954424, (N53°52'43” W2°04'13”), SatNav post code BD22 0NA.

Thursday 2nd November 7:30 for 8:00pm -
Our 44th Curry Club (11th Year) at the JD Wetherspoons. Sir Henry Tate in Chorley.
Flat Iron car park off Union Street, satnav post code PR71DB.
Social get together for a meal and a pint at inexpensive levels.
See the website -
Or note the simplified version below. It is vital to book well in advance giving your menu choices at the same time. Telephone Barbara on 01257 368929 or mobile 07502 094442 or by e-mail or text. Please please try to avoid late alterations or cancellations and have consideration for Barbara and the pub. The deadline is 6pm on Monday 30th October.

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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