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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
Roy the Leader

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 8th October 2017 10:30am – Langdale Valleys.
Moderate Lake District low fells walk taking in the side of Side Pike, Blea Tarn, Little Langdale and Baysbrown Wood. Lovely views of Harrison Stickle, Pike O Stickle, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Lingmoor. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Pauline - 01254 831768 or mobile on the day 07787 578630.
Meet on Stickle Barn car park behind trees near New Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale. (National Trust P&D £7). A591 past Windermere turning left at Waterhead traffic lights and left at Rothay Bridge onto A593. Bear right at Skelwith Bridge onto B5343 through Elterwater to New Dungeon Ghyll. NGR NY294063, (N54°26'53” W3°05'24”), SatNav post code LA22 9JX.
This walk depends heavily on the weather and will not proceed if inclement. Please register your interest with Roy to ensure information in event of cancellation.

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.

Sunday Date to be decided, 11:00am - Norr Hill.
Easy to moderate field, hill, woodland, urban tracks, riverside and short canal towpath walk to Beck Foot, Ruin Bank Wood, Norr Hill, Cottingley and Dowley Gap. A splendid jaunt full of interest. 7 miles, pub stop afterwards.
Meet on Queen Street car park in Bingley. Accessed off B6265 Main Street by turning right at the Locks pub. NGR SE106391, (N53°50'54” W1°50'23”), nearby SatNav post code BD16 2JS.

Sunday Date to be decided, 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.

Sunday Date to be decided, 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.

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.
For menu please see below. Booking with your main menu choices is essential, contact Roy on 01254 395021 or mobile 07550 083780 or by e-mail. The deadline is Monday 18th December.

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

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.

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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