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Roy's Roams
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Our Current Itinerary

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 11:00am – Martholme Viaduct
Moderate tracks and quiet lanes walk to the Viaduct Open Day, Egg Syke, Whalley Nab, Dean Bridge and Bowley. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy - 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
With it being the Great Harwood Show on Monday parking at the triangle at Harwood Bar which I originally designated will probably be impossible. The walk will therefore start from Alan Ramsbottom Way on the industrial estate. This is accessed via the traffic light junction near the Hyndburn Bridge pub. Turn towards Great Harwood along Hyndburn Road and Heys Lane and its the first proper turning on the left. NGR SD743321, Post Code BB6 7UR. Lat/Long N53'47'08; W2'23'29

Sunday 4th June 11:00am – Striding Edge.
Strenuous Lake District mountain walk over Striding Edge to Helvellyn and Swirral Edge. 8 miles, 2,624 feet of ascent, pub call afterwards (The White Lion). Leader Roy – 07550 083780.
Meet on Patterdale P&D car park off A592 (opposite Patterdale Hotel). NGR NY395159, (N54°32'08” W2°56'06”), SatNav Post Code CA11 0NN.

Friday 9th June 2017, 2:00pm – Saddleworth Whit Friday Brass.
Moderate field, green tracks and quiet lanes walk to Dobcross and Delph listening to some of the music and seeing some of the parades in the Saddleworth Whit Friday Brass Bands Contest. 6 miles with optional pub call and fish and chips tea. Leader Roy – 07550 083780.
Meet on Bishops Monument car park at Grains Bar near Oldham. M62 Junction 21 turning right on A663 through Newhey and after 1.5 miles turn left up Buckstones Road (B6197). Straight on at Grains Bar Cross Roads, still B6197 but fork immediate right into Ship Lane and car park is on right. NGR SD966082 (N53°34'20” W2°03'27”), SatNav Post Code OL4 2JX.

Thursday 15th June 2017 7:30pm – 22nd Pub Night at the Grey Mare (6th 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. NOT Barbara please. The deadline is 6pm on the Monday before.

Sunday 16th July 11:00am - Beauty and the Beast.
Moderate undulating hill and dale walk to Bretton, Abney and Sir William's Hill. See all the sights of the fascinating plague village and its attractive surroundings. Includes the tombstones, lead mines, church yard and Mompessons Well. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Miners Inn).
Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780. Meet on Eyam P&D (£4.50) car park with toilets opposite the museum. Turn left off A623 8 miles after Peak Forest following signs. NGR SK216767, (N53°17'13” W1°40'37”), SatNav Post Code S32 5QW.

Thursday 27th July 2017, 7:30pm - Our 43rd Curry Club (10th 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 - 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 try to avoid late bookings, alterations or cancellations. Have due consideration for Barbara and the pub. The deadline is 6pm on Monday 24th July.

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

Roy at Twiston pic

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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