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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.