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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
Roy the Leader

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 3rd December 2017; 11:00am – Sugar Loaf Hill and Langcliffe.
Moderate hill and quiet lanes walk without any steep ups or downs to Sugar Loaf Hill, Victoria Cave and Langcliffe. 6.6 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Yvonne, mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Greenfoot P&D car park in Settle. Turn right off B6480 at Falcon Manor Hotel into Ingfield Lane. NGR SD821633 (N54°3'58” W2°16'33”), SatNav post code BD24 9QH.

Sunday 10th December 2017; 11:00am – Bronte Hot Spots.
This walk is likely to be cancelled because of snow. Check with Roy before 10:00am.
Moderate hill and quiet lanes walk to Holden Park, Oakworth and Haworth seeing many of the Worth valley attractions (Isaac Holden’s Folly, the Steam Railway, Haworth main street and the Bronte Parsonage). 6.4 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy, mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Penistone Hill main car park near Haworth. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 Keighley Road. Turn right at Laneshaw Bridge onto fell road past Watersheddles Reservoir. Always keep right passing Ponden Reservoir. Just after Stanbury Village turn right over Lower Laithe Dam. Down and up opposite hill, car park soon on left. NGR SE020363 (N53°49'24” W1°58'11”), SatNav post code BD22 9RH.

Thursday 14th December; 7:30 for 8:00pm – DATE CHANGED
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 Christmas Fayre meal and a drink at inexpensive levels.
The time to book is NOW. Those who had already booked for the later date MUST book again because we cannot assume that you are still available. Please contact Barbara on 01257 368929 or e-mail which must be confirmed otherwise you cannot rely upon the booking having been received.
No deposits or pre-ordered meal choices are needed as these can be handled on the night but bookings must be honoured or a cancellation charge may be incurred.
Deadline for latest bookings is Monday 11th but please try to avoid leaving it this late if at all possible.

Saturday 16th December, 10:40am; - Hamspfell. Note day and early time.
Moderate mixed terrain ramble to Hampsfell and the Hospice. 9 miles, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Pork Pies en-route in Cartmel of all places! Leader – Marie 07834 213833.
Marie is actually leading this walk for “Pendle Walkers” but invites all Roy’s Roamers to join her as well.
Meet on roadside verge in Windermere Road B5271. Just past Grange Railway Station turn right at roundabout. Up hill until houses end then just round bend under trees. NGR SD411786 (N54°11'60” W2°54'12”), SatNav Post Code LA11 6EX.

Sunday 17th December 2017; 11:00am - No walk is planned.

From this point on I am out of action due to my operation so Harry will take over leading the Roams for a while. The walks will be arranged ad-hoc week to week depending on the weather forecast. For information contact Harry on 01254 246660.

Sunday 7th January 2018; 11:00am - Limestone Hills Vistas.
Moderate 7/8 mile walk from Langcliffe via Feizor, Smearsett Scar and Stainforth. Return by Hoffman Kilns or High Winskill.
Meet on car park at far end of Langcliffe  just past village Hall ( Honesty Box). Leader Harry 01254 246660 or mob on day 07908 358597. Take B6479 from Settle (Beware Speed Trap after Railway Bridge) to turn right into Langcliffe village. NGR SD 823651 (N54°04'54” W2°16'14”), SatNav post code BD24 9RD.

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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