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ITINERARY
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CONSTITUTION

Our Current Itinerary

Additional Roams to those listed here are becoming more frequent.
So there is something on nearly every week.
This will also apply over Christmas and New Year (28th Dec, 1st Jan and 4th Jan).
Any Sunday when you are wondering what to do just check us out.
Telephone Roy on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.

Sunday 23rd November 10:30am - Scenic Limestone Landscapes.
Moderate track, field and fell walk from Horton in Ribblesdale via Capple Bank, Crummack Farm, Beggars Stile and Sulber Nick. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.  Leader Harry - 01254 246357 or mobile on the day 07847 601880.
Meet on Horton-in-Ribblesdale village P&D car park, (also roadside parking over bridge). From Settle bypass roundabout take B6479 through Settle and turn right before bridge signed Hawes to continue on B6479 for about 4 miles to car park on left. NGR SD808726. (N54°08'56” W2°17'45”), nearest SatNav post code BD24 0HE. Please note early starting time due to clocks going back to GMT!

Thursday 27th November 7:30 for 8:00pm – Walkers 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 meal and a pint at inexpensive levels. For menu see the separate “festive menu” poster 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 is very disruptive to change them so make sure you book in plenty of time and not later than 6pm on Thursday 20th November.

Tuesday 16th December 7:30pm - A Christmas Steak Night at the JD Wetherspoons. Sir Henry Tate in Chorley.
Flat Iron car park off Union Street, satnav post code PR71DB.
See the website - http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/breakfast/breakfast-9 and click on Steak Club.
Or note the simplified version in the next section 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 is very disruptive to change them so make sure you book in plenty of time and not later than 6pm on Tuesday 9th December.

Sunday 21st December 10:30am - Burrs, Summerseat & Tottington Circular.
A moderate fields and riverside walk 7 Miles. Pub stop at end in Burrs Park. Leader Norman, contact on 01706822837 or Mobile 07970593089.
Meet on the second car park on the left in Burrs Country Park , Bury.
Assemble at the mill chimney. NGR SD798 128, (N53°36'34” W2°18'21”),Post code BL8 1DA.
Please note early starting time due to short daylight hours!
Directions from M66
Leave M66 at junction 2, onto A58 Bury ring rd (signed Bury, Bolton). In about 1¾ miles, at traffic lights (end of dual c’way) turn right onto road sign posted as B6213 Tottington. In about 250yds at traffic lights turn right (signed B6214, Ramsbottom) & follow Burrs Country Park signs. In about 200yds turn Right into Woodhill Rd. Follow road to end and continue on over the bridge (cobbled).
Directions from Bolton / A58
From Bolton take the A58 towards Bury As you come into Bury turn left at the traffic lights onto road sign posted as B6213 Tottington (2nd left after National Tyres) In about 250yds at traffic lights turn right (signed B6214, Ramsbottom) & follow Burrs Country Park signs In about 200yds turn Right into Woodhill Rd Follow road to end and continue on over the bridge (cobbled).

Sunday 18th January 2015 11:00am - Light Hazzles Edge.
Moderate peaty hill paths, stony tracks and canal towpath walk up to Warland Reservoir and then along the edge of Light Hazzles. Returning over Chelburn Moor to Summit and Warland. 6 miles, pub call en-route (The Summit) or afterwards (Wetherspoons White Hart in Todmorden). Leader Roy - 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on roadside near Bottomley Road on the left of Rochdale Road, Walsden near Todmorden, ¾ mile after Gordon Rigg's garden centre. Small amount of off road parking available next to the railway tunnel shaft. NGR SD940208 (N53°41'00” W2°05'30”), Nearby SatNav post code OL14 6TY.

Menus

Wetherspoon 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

Grey Mare Festive Fayre

1 course £7.95, 2 courses £9.95, 3 courses £12.95
Or normal pub menu available

Warming Vegetable Broth
Garlic Mushrooms
Prawn Cocktail

Roast Cheshire Turkey
Traditional Roast Beef
Fresh Poached Salmon
Vegetable Bake (Veg)

Various Sweets

£5 deposit per person needed.

Wetherspoon Steak Night : 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

Wetherspoon Christmas Meals : £7.99 incl drink

Roast Turkey
Lentil, Mushroom, Mozzarella & Pumpkin Seed Roast
Salmon Fillet

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
Anyone interested in joining this worthy organisation or just making a donation towards having
a sign put up like these should take a look at the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society website
http://www.peakandnorthern.org.uk/index.htm

Constitution of Roy's Roams

This special walking group started in April 2007 and is aimed at my friends who seek a more intimate yet at the same time relaxed approach to joining walks as distinct from the rather prescriptive Northern Link scene. For example, we have no registration procedure and no strict rules about dogs.

Our walks are not intended to compete with or replace Northern Link walks but merely offer an alternative with an emphasis on letting couples feel at ease without having to mix with all "new comers" on the singles scene.

You do not have to be in a couple to join "Roy's Roams" but you must be a "walker" and have had a personal invitation from Roy or, an accompanied introduction by an existing member bringing a partner, relation or close friend.
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 8 miles requiring packed lunches are the norm. Occasionally, there will be short easy walks of less than 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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