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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
group above Brotherswater

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 16th October 11:00am - 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.

Sunday 23rd October 2016 11:00am – The Big Rock.
Moderate canal, woodland, open moorland tracks and minor road walk to Mythom, Colden Clough, Blackshaw Head, Hippins Bridge, Great Rock and Dean Delph. 7 miles. Pub at end. Leader Stephen 0776 1453349.
Meet at the entrance to the gardens on New Road parking where you can in Hebden Bridge. I park at New Road P+P Car Park by the canal, 40pence per hour. NGR SD994270, (53.740N, 2.010W). postcode HX7 8AD, Explorer Map OL21.

Sunday 30th October 11:00am - 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.

Thursday 3rd November 7:30pm - Our 40th Curry Club (10 years this month)
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 -
Or note the simplified version below. It is vital to 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.
Please try to avoid late bookings, alterations or cancellations. Have consideration for Barbara and the pub.
The deadline is 6pm on Monday 31st October.

Sunday 6th November 2016 11:00am – Autumn in Jumbles.
Moderate reservoir, field and quiet lanes walk to Jumbles, Turton Tower, Wayho Reservoir and Crowthorn. 8.3 miles, pub call afterwards. Leaders Brad & Lavinia 07957 562041.
Meet outside the Barlow Institute in Edgworth. NGR SD740165, (N53°38'43” W2°23'36”), SatNav Post Code BL7 0AP.

Sunday 13th November 10:30am - Beauty and the Beast. Note early start.
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”).

Sunday 27th November 11:00am - 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.

Christmas Roamers Meal will be at the Grey Mare on Thursday 22nd December 2016.

1 course = £8.95, 2 courses = £11.95, 3 courses = £14.95.
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Chef's Warming Vegetable Broth
Mango and Brie Parcels
Garlic Mushrooms
Melon and Prawn Cocktail
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Traditional Roast Turkey
Traditional Roast Beef
Fresh Poached Salmon
Stilton and Vegetable Crumble
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Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Or other Festive Sweets

£5 per head deposits needed stating menu choice.

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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