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Friday 5th October to Monday 8th October 2018 (4 Days)
English Lakes and Sizergh Castle
(Featuring Cruising on Derwentwater)

Pick Up Group: N
Fare: £350
(includes cost of Derwentwater cruise) (admission to Sizergh castle approx £10 for NT non-members)
We present a different view of the Lake District National Park as we travel to an area where it is impossible not to be moved by the majestic scenery for all that is best, dramatic, restful and wild in Britain’s scenery is here. Our holiday is based at the Best Western ‘Shap Wells Hotel’ which lies in a secluded valley, surrounded by wild Lakeland countryside.
Friday: Outward along the motorways stopping at Northampton Services (coffee), Lichfield (lunch) and K Shoes, Kendal (tea) arriving at our hotel during the late afternoon.
Saturday: This morning we drive to the attractive village of Caldbeck (coffee) home of the legendary huntsman John Peel, and then visit Cockermouth for lunch. In the afternoon we drive to Derwentwater to enjoy a cruise around the lake before returning to our hotel.
Sunday: Full-day tour of the Lake District taking us alongside Ulleswater and across the Kirkstone Pass to stop for lunch in Windermere. In the afternoon we visit Sizergh Castle (NT admission extra) that dates from the 14th century and is renowned for its magnificent ‘Inlaid Chamber’. The castle is surrounded by gardens of beauty and interest offering good autumn colour.
Monday: Return home through the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales stopping at the Wensleydale Creamery (coffee), Ripon (lunch) and Peterborough Services (tea). The tour is scheduled to arrive back in Enfield by approximately 7.00pm.

OAKFIELD COLLECTION

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2018
AUTUMN COLOUR AT NYMANS GARDENS (N/T)

Pick Up Group: R
Fare: £21.00
(NT non members approx £11.50 extra)
Set amongst the autumn colours of the Sussex Weald and the Ashdown Forest, Nymans Gardens is one of the National Trust’s premier gardens and was a creative retreat for the artistic Messel family. The garden showcases rare and unusual plant collections of national significance. Discover hidden corners through stone archways, walk along tree- lined avenues, all the while surrounded by the lush countryside of the Sussex Weald. The comfortable yet elegant house, a partial ruin, reflects the personalities and stories of the talented Messel family. The adjoining woodland, with lake and bird hides, has plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife. A small gallery shows changing exhibitions throughout the year. Lunch will be taken in the historic market town of Horsham and there are tea facilities at Nymans Gardens. Home by approximately 7.30pm.

Saturday 20th October to Sunday 21st October 2018 (2 Days)
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Pick Up Group: L
Fare: £140
(includes cost of cream tea and talk)
A tour to an area of outstanding natural beauty where sleepy idyllic villages, sweeping valleys and beautiful landscapes combine to make a relaxing weekend break. On Saturday we drive across the Cotswold Hills to stop for lunch in the elegant spa town of Cheltenham and in the afternoon drive into the Forest of Dean for a cream tea at ‘Aunt Martha’s Victorian Tea Rooms’ which is surrounded by an attractive garden and where we are served by waitresses in Victorian costume. This is a step back in time where lighting is by way of oil lamps and candles. After tea we have a talk by Aunt Martha about the ‘Victorian Dining Experience’, before continuing to Bell’s Hotel, near Coleford. On Sunday morning we drive around the Forest of Dean to enjoy the view from Symonds Yat Rock and then by way of Ross-On-Wye to Monmouth (lunch). We then follow the River Wye to Tintern Abbey (tea) before returning home by way of the Severn Bridge and M4 motorway. The tour is scheduled to arrive back in Enfield Town by approximately 8.00pm.

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018
BOURNEMOUTH AND AUTUMN IN THE NEW FOREST

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £23.50
The opportunity to visit our premier seaside resort noted for its golden sands, relaxing air, pier and pine clad chines. After lunch and a stroll along the promenade or down the pier, we enjoy a drive through the varied landscape of the New Forest at a time of year when the forest glades are enriched by the golden hues of autumn. After stopping for tea in the forest we leave for home arriving by approximately 7.30pm.

TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2018
COTSWOLD COLOUR

Pick Up Group: J
Fare: £23.50
A new tour of the Cotswolds for the month of October when the autumn colours excel. The colour is rampant, the views enchanting and the famous golden limestone takes on a more striking hue. Lunch is taken in elegant Cheltenham the cultural capital of the Cotwolds with its historic buildings and Regency feel mingling with the modern day shops and big name brands. We stop for tea at the market town of Stow on the Wold which at 800 feet is the highest town in the Cotswolds and enjoying the golden scenery on the way. Home by approximately 7.30pm.

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2018
AUTUMN COLOUR AT SHEFFIELD PARK GARDEN
(NT) OR THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £21 Sheffield Park Garden (NT non-Members approx £10.50 extra)
Fare: £35.50 Bluebell Railway
(includes rail fare)
A new tour that shows the best of the Autumn Colours in the Sussex Weald. We shall stop for a lunch in East Grinstead capital of the High Weald on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. We then have the opportunity of either visiting Sheffield Park Garden or seeing the Autumn Colours from a stream train on the Bluebell Railway. Sheffield Park is renowned for its Autumn Colours. A blazing kaleidoscope of greens, flame reds, burnt oranges and bright yellows planted for their combined display. It is a garden that will excite your senses as you enjoy winding paths, majestic trees, ponds and dappled glades. Alternatively enjoy a return journey on the 22 mile Bluebell Railway and sample the excitement of a steamtrain ride on one of the first preserved heritage lines in the country. The return journey from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead passes through the beautiful autumnal scenery of the Sussex Weald. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2018
AUTUMN SPECIAL OFFER MYSTERY TOUR

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £17.50
The tour where we don't tell you where we are going but ensure that you have an enjoyable day out with suitable refreshment and sightseeing stops. It may be the coast or the countryside, the general direction depending on the weather. So with Autumn upon us come and enjoy this Special Mystery Tour at a mad price! Home by approximately 7.00pm.

WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2018
CITY OF NORWICH, MARKET AND CATHEDRAL

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £23.50
One of our most attractive cities, Norwich is a compact cathedral city that bears the mark in its many ancient buildings of 1000 years of history. We have at least 4 hours here enabling us to visit the Cathedral, Castle, Bridewell Museum, Mustard Shop, Elm Hill, Strangers Hall and shopping in the huge market square which is one of the largest in England. Home by approximately 8.00pm