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Roy's Roams
Friends Walking Group
group above Brotherswater

Our Current Itinerary

Sunday 22nd January 2017 11:00am - A Lot of Worth.
Moderate undulating hill and dale walk to Holden Park Grotto, Oakworth, Mytholmes, Haworth and Oldfield. Steam trains may be seen. 7 miles, pub call afterwards (The Grouse Inn). Leader Roy – 01254 395021 or mobile on the day 07550 083780.
Meet on Hare Hill Edge car park near to the Grouse Inn. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068. At Laneshaw Bridge turn right for Haworth and after 4 miles over the moors fork left by the Scar Top retail park. This is signed to Oakworth and its 2 miles to parking on the left. NGR SE006381, (N53°17'13” W1°40'37”), SatNav post code BD22 0JE.

Thursday 26th January 2017, 7:30pm - Our 41st Curry 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. 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 consideration for Barbara and the pub. The deadline is 6pm on Monday 23rd January.

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.

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 – Stephen
Meet on Ball Grove top car park, right off Keighley Road (A6068) just beyond final roundabout in Colne. NGR SD908403 (N53°51'34” W2°08'25”), SatNav post code BB8 7HZ.

Roamers Annual Weekend - By Carsington Water, Derbyshire.
Walks around the reservoir and further afield to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Black Rock, The National Stone Centre and Middleton Top. More details shortly.

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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