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ITINERARY
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CONSTITUTION

Our Current Itinerary

Changing circumstances mean that additional Roams to those listed here are becoming more frequent. So there is still usually something on at least every other week.
Any Sunday when you are wondering what to do just check us out.
Telephone Roy on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.
Leaders with ideas should come forward urgently.

Saturday 28th February 2015 11:00am - Tripping the Wyre.
Easy to moderate field and woodlands walk up the Wyre Valley to Abbeystead Reservoir and the Shepherd's Church of Christ. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780. Meet in front of St Marks Church Dolphinholme parking on roadside. Plenty of space near to school. M65 Junction 33 keeping left full circle into Hampson Lane going back over M6. Right at T junction and left at the Fleece pub. NGR SD516534, (N53°58'29” W2°44'18”) spot on SatNav post code LA2 9AJ.

Thursday 5th March 7:30 for 8pm – Changed date.
14th Pub Night 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 look at the website http://www.thegreymare.co.uk.
Although there is no need to pre-order please note that it is still vital to book for this event, contact Barbara on 01257 368929 or mobile 07502 094442 or by e-mail. Once we have given numbers to the pub it can be problematic to change them them, so make sure you book in plenty of time and not later than teatime on Monday 2nd March.

Sunday 15th March 2015 11:00am – Seatle via Lots of Allotments.
Moderate forest and fell tracks walk to Bishop’s Allotment, Bigland Tarn, Bigland Barrow, Back Reddings Tarn and Seatle. 7 miles, pub stop afterwards. Leader Roy - Tel 01254 395021 or mob on day 07550 083780.
Meet on old road at Barrow Banks House, Staveley-in-Cartmel. Turn right off A590 when dual carriageway ends one mile before Newby Bridge signed Staveley and then immediately right into cul-de-sac. NGR SD 383850 (N54°15'25” W2°56'54”), SatNav post code LS12 8NG.

Sunday 22nd March 2015 11:00am – A Jimmy Jaunt.
Moderate field tracks walk towards Ribchester and the River Ribble returning via Copster Green. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Jimmy – 01200 441537 or mobile on the day 07931 139027.
Meet on roadside near Salesbury Church on junction of Ribchester Road and Lovely Hall Lane. B6245 from A666 at Wilpshire or from A59 at Copster Green. NGR SD681329, (N53°47'28” W2°29'10”), SatNav post code BB1 9HL.

Tuesday 24th March 7:30 for 8:00pm –
A 4th Steak Club 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 - http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/breakfast/breakfast-9 and click on Steak Club.
Or note the simplified version on the next page below. You must 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. Once numbers have been given to the pub it can be problematic to change them so make sure you book in plenty of time and not later than 6pm on Tuesday 17th March.

Sunday 29th March 2015 11:00am – Dunes and Squirrells.
Moderate forest tracks, dunelands and shore walk to Ainsdale Nature Reserve, Freshfield and Formby Point. 8 miles, pub stop afterwards. Leader Roy - Tel 01254 395021 or mob on day 07550 083780.
Meet on Larkhill Lane near junction with Dunes Drive and Blundell Avenue in Formby. Passing Formby railway station turn right into Woodlands Road then left onto Wickens Lane and right onto Larkhill Lane. Or, passing Freshfield railway station continue down Victoria Road turning left into Larkhill Lane then keep going until trees end. NGR SD 283078 (N53°33'38” W3°05'05”), SatNav post code L37 1LU.

Sunday 5th April 2015 11:00am - Easter on Mount Calvary.
Moderate riverside, field tracks, woodland and quiet lanes walk to Owler Park, Austby, Calvary, Bow Beck and Denton. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet by the old stone footbridge in Ilkley. A65 to Ilkley via Skipton or Silsden. Turn left at town centre traffic lights into New Brook Street and cross the main river bridge. Next left Denton Road until it widens out and park near large grassy traffic islands. NGR SE112482, (N53°58'29” W2°44'18”), SatNav Post Code LS29 0AL.

Thursday 16th April 7:30pm –
Our 35th Curry Club 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 - http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/breakfast/breakfast-9 and click on Curry Club.
Or note the simplified version on the next page below. You must 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. Once numbers have been given to the pub it can be problematic to change them so make sure you book in plenty of time and not later than 6pm on Thursday 9th April.

Sunday 19th April 2015 11:00am - Bronte Top Spots.
Moderate all day hill and field walk on sandy gritstone paths and flagged paths to Bronte Falls, Harbour Hole, Dick Delf Hill, Top Withins and Ponden Clough with stunning 360 degree panoramas. 6 miles, pub or tea shop at end.
Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780. Meet on Ponden Mill car park 2 miles west of Haworth on the road from Colne. Turn off A6068 at Laneshaw Bridge for 5 miles passing Watersheddles Reservoir and Ponden Reservoir. Turn right into mill grounds but do not use first car park, proceed down side of mill to spare land at the back. NGR SD999372, (N53°49'52” W2°00'08”), SatNav Post Code BD22 0HR.

Saturday 16th May 2015 - Andy and Clare will be doing Hilbre Island.

Saturday 23rd May 2015 11:00am - We Might All End Up In a Watery Grave.
Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk to Otterburn, Kirkby Malham and Airton. Visiting the unusual burial plot and Quaker Friends Meeting House. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet at Bell Busk near Hellifield parking on roadside in hamlet. A65 from Hellifield towards Gargrave and Skipton. At Coniston Cold take left turn on narrow lane, proceed under railway and keep left until reaching terraced row houses on left. NGR SD901567, (N54°00'21"W2°09'10"), spot on SatNav post code BD23 4DT.

Sunday 14th June 2015 11:00am - Sculptures and Ruins.
Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk taking the Nidderdale Way to the Coldstones Cut Panopticon, Greenhow, Ashfold mines and Bridge Inn waterwheel. 8 miles, pub call near end en-route. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet at Pateley Bridge memorial in riverside park near main bridge over river. Plenty of car parks nearby. NGR SE157655, (N54°05'06” W1°45'42”), SatNav Post Code HG3 5AP.

Sunday 5th July 2015 11:00am - Gritstone Extravaganza.
Moderate fell, woodland and country park walk to Millstone Edge, Over Owler Tor, Carl Wark hill fort, the Burbage Valley eratics, Longshaw Estate and Bole Hill. A fine blend of tree and millstone grit scenery including the amazing forest of dancing trees. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Fox House country pub). Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Surprise View free car park off the A625 2 miles out of Hathersage towards Sheffield. NGR SE251801, (N53°19'00” W1°36'04”), nearby SatNav post code S11 7TY.

Sunday 12th July 2015 - Andy and Clare will be doing the War Horse Walk near Ormskirk.

Wetherspoon Menus

Curry Club : approx £5.49 incl drink

Chicken Korma - very 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
Flaming Dragon - very hot

Steak Club : approx £7.49 incl drink

Skinny sirloin steak with salad
10oz gammon and free-range eggs - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
14oz Aberdeen Angus steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
8oz rump steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
8oz sirloin steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
BBQ chicken melt - chicken breast, topped with cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce
Chicken & rib combo - chicken breast, half rack of BBQ pork ribs, coleslaw, onion rings, chips
Full rack of BBQ pork ribs – coleslaw, onion rings, chips
Mixed grill - gammon, pork loin, rump steak, lamb, sausage with chips etc
Large Mixed grill - gammon, pork loin, rump steak, lamb, sausage, fried eggs with chips etc

Photo Library

Roamers at Rockcliffe pic the view from Sugworth Tower

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

Deep valley in the Howgills pic howgills pic

glen nevis pic ben nevis pic

langdale pic langdale pic

nick of pendle pic summit trig point of Red Screes

ingleborough pic skye bridge pic

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
http://www.peakandnorthern.org.uk/index.htm

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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