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ITINERARY
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CONSTITUTION

Our Current Itinerary

Tuesday 7th July; 7:30 for 8:00pm – Our 5th Steak Club 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 Tuesday 30th June.

Sunday 12th July 2015 11:00am - The War Horse Walk.
Easy roads, lanes and tracks walk near Ormskirk, following the route which war horses took from Ormskirk station to the Remount Depot at Lathom Hall during the First World War. Dogs on short leads. 8 miles, 400ft ascent, pub stop at end. Leaders Andy and Clare 07751 825097. Meet at pay and display car park by Weatherspoons The Court Leet, Ormskirk, (free on Sundays).
M6 and M58 leaving at J3, and take 3rd exit off roundabout at end of slip road. Take first exit at next roundabout – A570 to Ormskirk. Go straight on at both sets of lights at Edge Hill University. At next set of traffic lights turn left, staying on A570 and follow one way system around to the right where the road forks at the church (A570 St Helens). Almost immediately after road forks, go past the first car park on the right. Then turn right into Leyland Way which is the second right very shortly after the pedestrian lights, and almost opposite the police station. Follow Leyland way into the car park. This may not be the quickest route if you know the area, but is the easiest to direct. NGR SD416083, Explorer Map 285. (N53°34'04” W2°53'05”), SatNav post code L39 2XA.

Sunday 26th July 2015 11:00am – Anne’s Affetside Amble.
Easy to moderate field tracks, riverside, reservoir and village walk. 7-8 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Anne – 01706 828473 or mobile on the day 07516 531133.
Meet by Pack Horse Pub, 52 Watling Street, Affetside. NGR SD750130, (N53°37'06” W2°22'16”), SatNav Post Code. BL8 3QW. Park along roadside near pub – not in pub car park please.
From M65 Junction 5 A6177 towards Haslingden. Turn right at Holden Arms pub on to B6235, Holcombe Road. Carry straight on, through Holcombe Village down hill to X roads. Turn right on to A676 and keep in outside lane. Through traffic lights straight on up the hill and through Hawkshaw village. At X roads on bend (TAKE CARE) turn left then immediate right on to Watling Street and go straight up to Affetside.
From Bolton A676 turn left at lights in Bradshaw – Bradshaw Rd and go past Jumbles reservoir. At X roads on bend turn right then immediate right again on to Watling St. and then straight up to Affetside.

Thursday 6th August 7:30pm –
Our 36th 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.
See the website - http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/breakfast/breakfast-9 and click on Curry Club.
Or note the simplified version on the next page 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. Closing date is 6pm on Thursday 30th July.

Sunday 9th August 2015 11:00am – Pendle Waters.
Easy to moderate field tracks, riverside and towpath walk to the River Calder and Pendle Water. 6-7 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Norman – 01706 822837 or mobile on the day 07970 593089.
Meet by the parish church in Higham Hall Road, Higham. NGR SD811366, (N53°49'31” W2°17'20”), SatNav Post Code. BB12 9EU. From M65 Junction 8 take A6068 to Higham forking left into village. Park along roadside.

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.

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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