PROGRAMME OF OUTINGS FOR 2020

Further information on all the outings can be found in the Spring 2020 Newsletter.

 

Departure Point for Coach Trips

The committee has made arrangements with St Marks Church, Bilton for use of their car park so, unless stated, we depart from there. We try to use as little space as possible, so please park on the side away from the church and as close together as possible.

 

Walk from Braunston                                                                                         Wednesday 6th May

By car, meet at the Boat Inn, Braunston for a 10.00am start

Organised by: Mark Furber      Supported by: Flick Furber

This year's visits start with a circular walk from the Boat Inn. The journey will pass through attractive countryside with many sites of interest along the way. After covering around 5 miles members will return to Braunston where lunch can be purchased.

Braunston Turn - Grand Union Canal © David Merrett flickr.com

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Tissington Well Dressing and Tissington Hall                                                        Tuesday 26th May

By coach departing at 9.00am

Organised by: Pauline Springett

Coffee or tea at the Coach and Horses, in Fenny Bentley, will be followed by a tour of Tissington Hall. On leaving the Hall the coach will return to the Coach and Horses for lunch. Members will then return to Tissington so they can visit the wells and explore the village. There are Tea Rooms in Tissington where refreshments can be purchase if required.

Tissington Hall - Front © Joe Empson creativecommons.org

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Middleton Hall and Gardens                                                                                        Tuesday 9th June

By coach departing at 10.00am

Organised by: Pauline Springett

This little-known site features the oldest domestic medieval stone building in Warwickshire. An introductory talk will inform members how it has been saved from dereliction by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. This will be followed by a tour of the Hall. After lunch there will be time to look round the gardens and visit the independent shops in the courtyard.

Middleton Hall - The Jettied Building

© Graham Taylor commons.wikimedia.org

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Attingham Park, Shropshire                                                                                Wednesday 24th June

By coach departing at 9.00am

Organised by: George Brunavs       Supported by: Val Brunavs

Attingham Park - Seen From the South © commons.wikimedia.org

Attingham Park is a magnificent Neo-classical house surrounded by picturesque parkland. The visit will start with a short talk about Attingham and the Berwick family. Following the talk members will be free to enjoy the house and grounds, with guided tours available for those who wish to join. Refreshments are available to be purchased as required.

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Broadway Village and Steam Train Trip                                                                     Tuesday 7th July

By coach departing at 9.00am

Organised by: Janet Wayland       Supported by: Ken Wayland

The visit will start in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway. There will be time for exploring, shopping and eating before re-joining the coach for the short trip to Broadway Station. The journey will then be continued on a train, hauled by a steam locomotive, through the Cotswolds for 28 miles to the station at Cheltenham Racecourse. After a short stop, the train will return to Broadway, once again travelling through the spectacular Cotswold countryside.

High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire taken 1964

© William Matthews - geograph.org.uk/p/777889cc-by-sa/2.0

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Goodrich Castle and Symonds Yat                                                                          Thursday 23rd July

By coach departing at 8.30am

Organised by: Mark Furber      Supported by: Flick Furber

This trip will take us to the beautiful Wye valley, starting with a visit to Goodrich Castle. The castle dates back to Norman times and has a very eventful history. On arrival, after tea or coffee, there will be a guided tour of the castle. After lunch the coach will continue to Symonds Yat where wonderful views of the Wye valley can be enjoyed.

Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire  © Amanda Slater  flickr.com

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Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire                                                                         Wednesday 29th July

By coach departing at 9.00am

Organised by: Roger & Catherine Jones

Shugborough Hall – West Front © National Trust.org.uk

Shugborough Hall stands in 900 acres of parkland and was the home of the Anson family for nearly 350 years. On arrival members will be free to visit the house and explore the grounds in their own time. The last member of the family to live in the house was the photographer, Patrick Litchfield, and his apartment can be visited by obtaining a timed ticket.

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Tetbury and Chavenage House                                                                  Wednesday 9th September

By coach departing at 8.30am

Organised by: Aileen Brown       Supported by: Isobel Palmer

On the way to Chavenage the coach will stop in Tetbury where there are many attractive buildings in this traditional Cotswold market town. There are also many small shops and cafes to be visited. On arrival at Chavenage lunch will be provided followed by a guided tour of the house. Chavenage has remained almost unchanged since its construction in 1576 and contains many interesting items, particularly from the Elizabethan and Civil War periods. 

Tetbury Market House

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