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Roy's Roams
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Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 19th February 2017 11:00am - Lyth Valley Link.
Moderate undulating hill and quiet lanes walk to Hubberstsy Head, Fell Edge, Township Allotment and Crosthwaite. Intimate views of the Lyth Valley. 7 miles, pub call afterwards (The Punch Bowl, Crosthwaite). Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Brackenrigg layby. M6 Junction 36 onto A590 to Gilpin Bridge. Turn right up the Lyth Valley on A5074 passing The Lyth Valley Hotel. Road makes a sharp left at Crosthwaite and then sharp right past Damson Dene. Lay by then a mile on left. NGR SD422926, (N54°19'33” W2°53'21”), SatNav post code LA8 8JD.

Sunday 5th March 2017 11:00am - GrantNanDeepLumbHard.
Moderate undulating hill,field and quiet lanes walk to Grant's Tower, Nangreaves, Deeply Vale, Lumb Bridge and Harden Moor, 7 miles. Leader Norman – 01706 822837 or mobile on the day 07970 593089.
Meet on Nuttall Park car park. A56/M66 roundabout at Stubbins onto A56 towards Bury through Shuttleworth. Turn right at traffic lights into Bury New Road. Down hill over motorway and left into Nuttall Hall Road. NGR SD795164, (N53°38'34” W2°18'33”), SatNav post code BL0 9LR.

Thursday 9th March 2017 7:30pm – 21st Pub Night at the Grey Mare (6th 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 Although there is no need to pre-order please note that it is still vital to book for this event, contact Roy on 01254 395021 or mobile 07550 083780 or by e-mail. NOT Barbara please. Closing date is 6pm on the Monday before.

Sunday 19th March 2017 11:00am – Around the Bottoms of Ramsbottom.
Moderate undulating hill,field and quiet lanes walk to Rose Bank, Ramsbottom, Brooksbottom, Holcombe, Ox Hey and Strongstry, 7 miles. Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Meet on School Court at Stubbins just off junction beginning M66 near Edenfield parking in lay by or Chatterton Lane. NGR SD795185 (N53°39'46” W2°18'40”), SatNav Post Code BL0 0SD.

Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:00am – Forest of Trawden
Moderate farm, field, riverside and moorland tracks walk alongside Colne Water to Covey Bridge following the Pendle Way to Wycoller, passing through the village and onto the moors along the Bronte Way to Mean Moss Farm, Higher Stunstead, Winewall and Cotton Tree. 7.25 miles with some minor road walking through Wycoller village and Winewall. Pub at end, THE EMMOTT ARMS at Laneshaw Bridge.
Leader Stephen 01204 395901 or mob on day 0776 1453349. Meet on Ball Grove Picnic Site – NGR:SD908404 – 53.860N, 2.141W – BB8 7BS. Pass through Colne on the Keighley Road heading towards Laneshawbridge, turn Right into Ball Grove Drive, and park in large free car park on the left.

Sunday 16th April 2017 11:00am – Wainwright's Memorial.
Moderate field, farm lanes and riverside walk to Arley Brook, heading over to Nabs Head into Samlesbury Bottoms. Then following the river Darwen until crossing the river to pick up the Witton Weavers Way which leads us past Wainwright’s Memorial before returning to our cars. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader John Plumb, mobile 07842 388961 e-mail
Meet in the lay by at Westholme Six Form & Senior School. From the M6 junction 31 take the A59/A677 towards Blackburn. Pass Samlesbury Hall on the left and carry on past the Junction for the A6119 on the left. Pass Beardwood Hospital on the right then shortly after Westholme Junior School on the left turn into Mein’s Road on the right. Follow Mein’s Road to the bottom where you will see a school lay by. OS Explorer map 19, NGR SD651285, post code BB2 6QU, (N53°45'06” W2°31'53”).

Thursday 20th April 2017, 7:30pm - Our 42nd Curry Club (10th 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. See the website -
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 due consideration for Barbara and the pub. The deadline is 6pm on Monday 17th April.

Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May - Roamers Annual Spring Weekend : Carsington Water, Derbyshire.
Based on Stainsborough Hall Cottages. 2 nights £60 per person.
Walks around the reservoir and further afield to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Black Rock, The National Stone Centre and Middleton Top. Enquiries to me please.

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

Photo Library

Roy at Twiston pic

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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