Walking Group Update

Lacock Walk 29th August.

Following a recce, a few points.  If you read this and know of walkers in the group who do not access emails, please pass on this information to them.

There is a climb of some 300 feet onto Bowden Hill.

Near the start of the walk, we have to follow a relatively busy road with no pavement for 700 yards from the River Avon at Lacock out to the Bell Inn by Bewley Common.

There are quite a few stiles on the walk, several of which cannot be avoided by using an adjoining gateway.

The NT car-park costs £4 but is free if you are a member.  If you are not in the NT but have a bus pass, there is a half-hourly bus service from Trowbridge to Melksham and Chippenham that passes through Lacock, stopping at the George Inn.  From there it is a 5 minute walk to the NT car-park where the walks begins.

Do not let this put you off!  It is an excellent walk with great views across much of North and West Wiltshire.

Nigel

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Booking form will be sent after registration

Seats still available.

We will leave Trowbridge early, first pick up is 7am. Firstly we will visit Lichfield Cathedral for about 1.5hrs. Leaving time for coffee and a self guided tour of the cathedral or town. Secondly we will then proceed to the National Memorial Arboretum in time for lunch – which can be pre-booked. The Arboretum is a 150 acre site to over 350 thought provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations. It features around 30,000 trees and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It has lots to see and  plenty to explore.  The Land Train which has a pre-recorded, running commentary is included in the cost. The tour lasts approx. 50mins.

See: www.thenma.org.uk

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Cost for this trip: Coach & Land train plus Drivers tip £14.00

2 course lunch: £17.50 

It is important that you are at your pick up point on time. Do not change it without prior agreement with the Trip Leader.  I suggest you pack snacks and water as this will be a long day. We will make a comfort stop both ways.

 

For more information, please contact Groups Co-Ordinator