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ITINERARY
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CONSTITUTION

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 27th April 11:00am - Styalish Waters.
Moderate riverside, woodland and heath walk through NT woodland following the River Bollin to Runway 2, Lindow Moss Lake, Newgate Nature Reserve, Lindow Common and The Carrs country park. Steep riverside steps up and down twice in early part of walk. 7.25 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader – Roy; 01254 395021; mobile 07550 083780.
Meet on Styal village car park or on immediate roadside if full. M56 Junction 2 for A560 to Sharston turning right onto B5166 and after 3.5 miles turn right into Styal. NGR SJ836835 (N53°20'56” W2°14'52”), SatNav post code SK9 4JE.

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th May – Roamers Weekend on the Colvend Coast near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway.
Ascent of Criffel from Sweetheart Abbey 1,866 feet.
Coastal Walk from Kippford to Rockcliffe, Castle Hill Point and Sandyhills.
I have booked some accomodation near Kippford on the Urr Water estuary. Restricted numbers, details upon application.

Sunday 18th May 11:00am – Through, Over and Beyond.
Moderate all day forest, moorland and tracks walk taking in Macclesfield Forest and Shutlingsloe.  8 miles with 1,400 ft climb, pub call en-route. Leaders Clare and Andy 07751 825097.
Meet at Trentabank P & D car park £3 (or some free roadside parking). Leave M6 at J19. Take A556 signed Knutsford. Turn left onto A537 signed Knutsford and follow through Macclesfield. Then follow A537 signed Buxton. Turn right onto Buxton Old Road at brown sign to Tegg’s Nose Country Park. After 0.7 miles turn right onto Broadcar Rd. At bottom of steep hill turn left at T junction. After Ridgegate reservoir turn right into Trentabank car park. NGR SJ962 712, Explorer map OL24.
Packed lunch stop will be in the outside area of The Crag Inn at Wildboarclough. We won't have time for a big meal, but the pub would appreciate the purchase of a snack or drink.

Thursday 29th May 7:30 for 8:00pm – Toby Carvery Evening at the Watermillock, Crompton Way (part of ring road), Bolton. BL1 8TJ.
Note that other meals are available as well as a carvery.
See website www.tobycarvery.co.uk/boltonlancashire/carvery/
Please let me know asap if you are coming to this meal so I know how many places to book. Closing date Saturday 24th May.

Sunday 1st June 11:00am - Beacon Hill and Shivering Ginnel.
Moderate 7 mile walk via Grindleton Fell. Pub stop afterwards. Leader Harry - 01254 246357 or mob on day 07847 601880.
Meet near Spread Eagle at Sawley to park by roadside near Sawley Abbey. NGR SD777466 (N53°54'53” W2°20'30”), Post code BB7 4NH.

Thursday 26th June 2014, 7:30 for 8:00pm - Our 32nd Curry Night 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 well in advance giving your menu choices. See the website or poster.
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. Please bear in mind that once we have given numbers to the pub it is difficult to have to keep changing them, so make sure you book as soon as possible and not later than the closing date of Saturday 21st June.

John is plotting an excursion to Beck Head, Witherslack and Whitbarrow Scar in the high summer. Details TBA.

Photo Library

God's Bridge pic Roamers on Holme Fell in Cumbria pic

Admiring the view 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 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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