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ITINERARY
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CONSTITUTION

Our Current Itinerary

Thursday 3rd September 2015 7:30 for 8pm – 16th Pub Night at the Grey Mare (5th 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 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. Closing date is 6pm on the Monday before.

Sunday 13th September 2015; 11:00am - Potts Promenade.
Moderate field, dales lanes and green tracks walk to Crosby Garrett (pretty village) and the Potts Valley (limestone scenery with a rushing river). Returning over Great Ewe Fell and through Smardale Gill. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
Meet on Smardale free car park. M6 junction 38 onto A685 for 10 miles towards Kirkby Stephen. Just before junction with A683 to Sedbergh take left into narrow lane signed Smardale. Turn left just after going under railway bridge and turn left just after Smardale Hall into cp. NGR NY736082 (N54°28'07” W2°24'13”), SatNav post code CA17 4HG.

Sunday 4th October 2015 11:00am - Waters of Roch.
Moderate riverside, woodland and cloughs walk through Queens Park to Crimble, Naden Brook, Cheesden Brook and Birtle. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
Meet on Queens Park free car park near span bridge on Queens Park Road, Heywood. Between B6222 and A58. NGR SD857117 (N53°36'05” W2°13'02”), SatNav post code OL10 4UY.

Sunday 18th October 2015 11:00am – Ribble Waters.
Easy to moderate field tracks, riverside and quiet lanes walk to Swanside Beck and the River Ribble. 6-7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Norman – 01706 822837 or mobile on the day 07970 593089.
Meet in Downham village car park off West Lane. NGR SD785441, (N53°53'33” W2°19'44”), SatNav Post Code. BB7 4BS. From A59 past Clitheroe turn left through Chatburn and fork right in village centre signed to Downham and the Ashetton Arms.

Sunday 8th November 2015 11:00am – Pendle Legends.
Moderate towpath, riverside, fields and lanes walk up by Pendle Water to Roughlee , Noggarth and Clarion. We will meet Alice Nutter en route who may guide us to an afternoon tea room. 8 miles, pub call afterwards, the Thatch and Thistle. Leader - Roy 01254 395021, mobile 07550 083780.
Meet on Carr Road free car park in Victoria Park, Nelson. M65 Junction 13, slip road to roundabout turn left for A6068. Over river bridge and through roundabout to next left, B6249 signed Nelson. This is Carr Road. Victoria Park is on the right just back over river bridge. NGR SD854381, (N53°50'21” W2°13'27”), SatNav Post Code BB9 7SS.

Tuesday TBA; 7:30pm – Our 6th Steak Club (2nd 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.
Please note that it is vital to book in advance giving your menu choices. See the website -
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/main : select “clubs” from right hand vertical lines then “Steak” tab.
To book telephone Barbara 01257 368929 or mobile 07502 094442 or by e-mail. Closing date is 6pm on the Friday before.

Thursday TBA; 7:30pm – Our 37th Curry Club (9th 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.
Please note that it is vital to book in advance giving your menu choices. See the website -
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/main : select “clubs” from right hand vertical lines then “Curry” tab.
To book telephone Barbara 01257 368929 or mobile 07502 094442 or by e-mail. Closing date is 6pm on the Monday before.

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 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
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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