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Royal Mint Experience & St Fagan’s National History Museum: Thu 22nd March
After a security check and introductory talk, we first visit the Factory Experience
to discover how blank pieces of metal are made before being struck into coins (NB:
there is an opportunity to “strike your own coin” for an extra charge of £3 which
must be booked in advance). Visitors are then taken to the self-
Plymouth: Crownhill Fort, Royal William Yard and Harbour Cruise: Wed 18th April.
First on our itinerary today is a guided tour of Crownhill Fort now managed by the
Landmark Trust but originally built in response to French rearmament to protect the
Royal Navy Dockyard at Devonport and which was later used as a staging post in WW1
and an anti-
Caerhays Castle & Gardens and Mevagissey: Tue 15th May
This is a long overdue visit to Caerhays Castle with its 140 Acre garden and National Collection of Magnolias. On route to Cornwall we will stop for refreshment at the Strawberry Fields Farm & Coffee shop at Lifton, always a popular “watering hole” with our members. On arrival at Caerhays there will be a guided tour of the Castle (still the home of the Williams family) after which you will be free to explore the gardens which have an international reputation and which have been described as World Class. In the afternoon there will be some time to spend in the nearby Cornish fishing port of Mevagissey before returning to the Exe Valley. Coach departs Silverton 0815 (Tiverton 0745, Bickleigh 0753, Ruffwell 0820, Rewe 0823, Stoke Canon 0825). Inclusive outing cost £22.
Tour of the New Forest: Wed 20th June
This morning we travel back in time to discover the charm and natural beauty of the
New Forest – England’s newest National Park where wild ponies wander the roads between
the many picturesque villages. Our first stop is the pretty Georgian market town
of Lymington, an ancient seaport, once more important than Portsmouth, where the
High Street has lots of unusual shops and restaurants, many in 18th century buildings.
After time for lunch/refreshments we re-
A visit to the Cotswolds & a Steam Train ride: Tue 24th July
Our outing today includes a visit first to the thriving weekly street market at Moreton-
Poole & Wareham River Cruise with Fish & Chips lunch: Thu 16th August
We leave Silverton at 0830 (Stoke Canon 0805, Rewe 0808, Ruffwell 0810, Bickleigh 0837, Tiverton 0845) and head for Poole where there will be about an hour to explore the Quay and perhaps have a coffee before boarding our Greenslade vessel for a cruise along the River Frome to the historic Saxon town of Wareham known for its speciality shops, boutiques, art galleries, bistros and pubs. Sailing time about 80 mins in each direction with 1¼ hours in Wareham. Fish & Chips lunch is served on the outward journey from Poole. Inclusive outing cost £28 (or £22 without lunch).
Padstow & Pencarrow House & Gardens: Wed 19th September
Our morning destination is the Cornish fishing port of Padstow (“Padstein” to the foodies) with its beaches, harbour, National Lobster Hatchery where we will spend a couple of hours before departing at 1:00 PM for the short journey to much acclaimed Pencarrow House and Gardens. Our visit begins with a guided tour of the Georgian Grade II building (still occupied by the descendants of the original owner) after which there is the opportunity to explore the gardens which include 50 acres of parkland. Coach departs Silverton 08:30. (Tiverton 0800, Bickleigh 0807, Ruffwell 0835, Rewe 0838, Stoke Canon 0840). Inclusive outing cost £22.
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Brecon Beacons National Park: Tue 16th October
After an early start we head for Wales to see two contrasting venues reflecting industrial-
Worcester Christmas Victorian Market: Thu 29th November
This year we are making a return visit to the Worcester Christmas Fayre -
Christmas Lunch: Fri 21st December
The Waie Inn has been provisionally booked for our Christmas lunch. The cost for this subsidised outing TBA later. Coach departs Silverton at 11:00 (Tiverton 1030, Bickleigh 1037, Ruffwell Inn 1105, Rewe 1108, Stoke Canon 1110).
If you are not a member but are interested in joining the Club (annual membership £5) or one of our monthly outings or our Club Holiday please contact the Club Secretary.