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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
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Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 14th August 2016 11:00am – Jeffrey Hill.
Moderate field, heather tracks, quiet lanes and woodland walk to, Dutton Manor, Knowle Green, Longridge Fell, Jeffrey Hill and Spire Hill. 7 miles, pub call afterwards (The Newdrop). Great views of Chipping Vale and the Ribble Valley. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet in small car park on Clitheroe Old Road 1 mile from the Newdrop Inn . There is also roadside layby parking at the forest entrance 100 metres away. From Whalley take B6246 via Mitton turning left onto B6243 over Lower Hodder Bridge. At bus shelter on right turn right up Knowles Brow signed “Theatre” passing behind Stonyhurst. After best part of 2 miles turn left at T junction and CP is on left after nearly another mile. From Longridge town take B6243 towards Hurst Green turning left just after Knowle Green and right at the Newdrop. NGR SD664396 (N53°51'06” W2°30'42”), SatNav post code PR3 2YU.

Sunday 21st August 2016 11:00am – Chatterton, Buckden, Pilgrim & Peel Tower.
Moderate River side, woodland and moorland walk following the River Irwell to the village of Chatterton then head up hill via Buckden Wood to Holcomb Moor then via Pilgrims cross and on to Peel Tower. Aprox 9 miles (short route can be done aprox 5 miles).
Leader Norman 01706822837 (Mob 07970593089).
Meet on the car park for Nuttall Park OS Explorer map 287 Grid ref SD795164 (N53°38'34” W2°18'33”) sat nav BL0 9LR.
You are invited back to Noman & Gwenda’s house (opposite park gates) after the walk, bring your own drinks and we will supply snacks & nibbles, (drinks can be left in fridge before departing if required).
As we need to have an idea of numbers, can you please let us know not later than the Friday before the walk if you are coming back after.

Thursday 1st September,7:30pm -
A new venue pub night at the Hoghton Arms.
Blackburn Road, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 8BL.
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 Meryl on 01254 777022 or mobile 07503 196746 or by e-mail or text. Please please try to avoid late alterations or cancellations and have consideration for Meryl and the pub. The deadline is 6pm on Monday 29th August.

Sunday 4th September 11:00 am - A Walk With an End.
Relatively Easy promenade, field tracks and lanes walk to Knott End-on-Sea and Preesall Hill. Great views of two estuaries and across the bay to Cumbria. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
Leader Roy - Tel 01254 395021 or mob on day 07550 083780.
Meet in Preesall Park Sports Centre car park on the B5270, Sandy Lane. Half way between Preesall and Knott End. NGR SD362481 (N53°55'32” W2°58'23”), SatNav post code FY6 0JU.

Sunday 18th September 11:00 am prompt start. - South Lakes Classic.
Moderate tracks, fields and woods walk from Gummers How car park. to return over Gummers How Summit. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
Leader Harry - Tel 01254 246 660 or mob on day 07908 358597.
Meet on Gummers How car park. M6 J36 for A590 Barrow/Kendal. Keep left after Levans Hall to continue on A590 (Barrow). After a little over 1 mile take A5074 right up Lyth Valley towards Bowness for about 6 mile to take Bowland Bridge road just after sharp left at Crosthwaite road exit on right. Continue through Bowland Bridge to keep left at Masons Arms for about 2 mile to car park on left just past small layby on right. NGR SD389 876 (N54°16'49” W2°56'22”) post code LA11 6NR,

Sunday 2nd October 11:00 am prompt start. - Yorkshire Dales Classic.
Moderate tracks, fields and woods walk via Yarnbury lead mines and Bare House to return via Linton Falls (shorter return if weather conditions warrant). 7/8 miles, pub call afterwards.
Leader Harry - Tel 01254 246 660 or mob on day 07908 358597.
Meet at Hebden on the B6265 road from Grassington to Pateley Bridge parking on laneside off to right before bridge in Hebden. NGR SE026631 (N54°03'52” W1°57'47”) post code BD23 5DE,

Dates yet to be decided
Request options. Let me know which you want to do?

Walshaw Waters.
Moderate field tracks and urban trails walk around Walshaw seeing at least six scenic lakes and long distance views from Manchester to the Pennines. 5.5 miles, pub stop afterwards.
Leader Roy - Tel 01254 395021 or mob on day 07550 083780.
Meet on playing fields car park in Newbold Street, Elton, Bury. A58 Bury to Bolton Road forking right onto B6196 and then right turn onto B6212. NGR SD 790110 (N53°35'43” W2°19'05”), SatNav post code BL8 2RR.

Waters between Hyde and Denton.
Moderate riverside, quiet lanes and canal towpath walk through Haughton Vale nature reserve. A quite and surprisingly green corridor between two conurbations. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.
Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Jet Amber Fields picnic site car park at the end of Dunkirk Lane. M67 Junction 3 turning left for Dukinfield. Turn right at Mitsubishi Motors and then first left after Orient House. This is the A627. After one kilometre look for the thatched Newton Hall then turn left into Dunkirk Lane. This becomes a leafy rough track leading over a canal bridge. Turn right and take right fork into car park. NGR SJ939961 (N53°27'41” W2°05'34”), SatNav post code SK14 4QF.

The Hewenden Alps.
Moderate field, woodlands and quiet roads walk taking in the majestic Hewenden viaduct and two reservoirs. Returning along the hill top high road via the beautiful Goitstock Woods. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The George). Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780. Meet on Cullingworth village hall car park (honesty box). M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 and A629T to Keighley. At second major roundabout turn right into Keighley town centre on A6035. Just after railway station fork left into Coney Lane which becomes Park Lane climbing steeply. Turn right at small sign for Cullingworth into Glen Lee Lane. At T junction with Halifax Road turn right up hill and right again at cenotaph into Church lane. Car park opposite church with spire. NGR SE067368 (N53°45'40” W1°53'56”), SatNav post code BD13 5HE.

Amble Around Altham.
Moderate field, woodland, riverside and canal towpath walk to, Shuttleworth Hall, Altham Clough Wood, Brownsills, Cock Bridge, Read Hall and Gooseleach Wood. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Game Cock).
Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on roadside in Harwood Lane at Harwood Bar. This is the village green type triangle at the junction of the A680 and the B6535 in Great Harwood. NGR SD744329 (N53°47'32” W2°23'23”), SatNav post code BB6 7TE.

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”).

Twisleton Sentinels.
Moderate Yorkshire Dales fell, field and quiet lanes walk along Twisleton Scars and the Roman Road past the numerous gaunt cairns lining the limestone edge. 8.3 miles, pub call afterwards (The Hill Inn at Chapel-le-Dale).
Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet at Twiselton Dale House (farm parking). A65 to Ingleton then along the narrow Oddie's Lane (Roman Road) accessed either from riverside in Ingleton or it's other end at Chapel-le-Dale Church. NGR SD718758, (N54°10'36” W2°26'03”), SatNav Post Code LA6 3JH.

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

Wetherspoon Steak Club : approx £7.49 incl drink

Skinny sirloin or rump steak with salad
8oz rump steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
8oz sirloin steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
14oz Aberdeen Angus steak - with chips, peas, tomato and a flat mushroom
Two 5oz gammon steaks and free-range eggs - 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

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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