What we're about

Do you want to see the countryside and historic sites around southern England with other like minded people?

If your answer is Yes, then this is the group for you!

We organise 18 day trips a year (from March to October), normally on Saturdays by coach for only £27 each!
It's an opportunity to meet other like minded people who are interested in history, the countryside and walks.

Just pay your £27 and that secures your seat on the coach and the opportunity to meet others whilst seeing some of southern England's most historic places!

Have a look back at where we have been and if you have any suggestions of places to visit, please contact me via the website or text below.

Robert
07905 901 834

Upcoming events (2)

Day trip by coach - the picturesque villages of Hertfordshire! (only £28 each)

Come along on Saturday 4th June for day trip by coach exploring the picturesque villages of Hertfordshire!

About the day
We will explore four of the picturesque villages of Hertfordshire!
Herfordshire sits just north of London and is one of the greenist counties in southern England.

We will spend about 1h 30mins in each village and I will give you a mini tour of each village and then you can explore on your own.

We will visit the villages of:

Ashwell
The village is dominated by the church of St. Mary the Virgin which contains lots of medieval graffiti. The oldest graffiti dates back to 1350 and is scribed into the church stone in Latin by someone talking about the affects of the Black Death on the village.
The village also has lots of medieval houses and a spring which is the source of the River Cam.

Much Hadham
The area had a Roman settlement with Roman pottery kilns and a coin hoard discovered nearby. The village was on the road from London to Cambridge so was a popular stopping point for travellers and lots of medieval buildings still exist today in the village. The village was also the home of sculptor; Henry Moore.

Wheathampstead
Sits just north of St. Albans. Running through the village is the River Lea (which runs into the Thames) which was a border between the Vikings and Anglo Saxons when England was divided up in after the Viking invasion of 878. The village has many old buildings and a disused railway station which you can visit.

Just outside the village are earthworks called 'Devil's Dyke' which dates back to 100BC and is reputedly where Julius Caesar defeated the local tribal leader Cassivellaunus and his followers in 54 BC.

Flamstead
The village contains 65 listed buildings and 3 medieval pubs. It sits in the middle of stunning countryside. It also has an amazing church which dominates the skyline for miles around.
We can also walk to the nearby village of Trowley Bottom.

Coach seating

  • If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served.
  • The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there

Cost
Cost is £28 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP).

Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card to pay as a guest.

Food & drink
Its up to you whether you wish to bring your own food or purchase in some of the cafes or pubs in the villages.

COVID Safety
Everyone will need to do a COVID self-test the day before/or on the morning of the event (the tests are free and are available from pharmacies), then email me the negative test result. This is to keep everyone safe on the coach.

If you can't see us on Tothill Street, please text.

Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The coach has to leave at a specific time.

Look out for the 'Coach Day Trips' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

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Day trip by coach - Weald & Downland Open-Air Museum! (ONLY £28 EACH)

Needs a location

£28.00

Come along on Saturday 18th June for a day trip to the Weald & Downland Open-Air Museum in West Sussex!

About the day
Established in 1970, the Weald and Downland Living is an open-air museum in West Sussex. The museum covers 40 acres, with over 50 historic buildings dating from 950AD to the 19th century, along with gardens, farm animals, and a mill pond.

The buildings at the museum were all threatened with destruction and, as it was not possible to find a way to preserve them at their original sites, they were carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt in their historical form at the museum.

These buildings, plus two archaeological reconstructions, help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last 950 years. Most of the buildings you can go into.

On this weekend only, there will be demonstrations & reconstructions going on across the site to do with 'Celebrations Of Midsummer – Solstice & Superstitions'. Including:

  • Experience the stages of a Tudor Wedding: preparation in the home before the wedding and decoration of the home
  • The historic gardens at Midsummer - talk to the gardeners on how a Tudor garden would look
  • Find out about food preparation and baking during a Tudor summer solstice
  • Listen to traditional folk singers of the period

Food & Drink
You can either buy food and drink beforehand or there are plenty of places to buy things on site.

Coach seating

  • If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served.
  • The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there.

Cost
Cost is £28 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP).

Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card to pay as a guest.

Entry cost
Entry cost to Weald & Downland is £13.50 per person. Payable on the day by cash when you arrive.

COVID Safety
Everyone will need to do a COVID self-test the day before/or on the morning of the event (the tests are free and are available from pharmacies), then email me the negative test result. This is to keep everyone safe on the coach.

If you can't see us on Tothill Street, please text.

Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The coach has to leave at a specific time.

Look out for the 'Coach Day Trips' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

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Past events (76)

Day trip by coach - walking the Seven Sisters! (ONLY £28 EACH)

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£28.00

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