Want a day out without the hassle and expense of driving?
We visit National Trust houses and gardens using public transport.
We are blessed in this part of the world with quite a lot of National Trust properties within easy reach. Buckland Abbey, Cotehele and Saltram are on our doorstep whilst there are places like Lanhydrock, A la Ronde and St Michael’s Mount just a train tide away.
Occasionally we may visit an English Heritage or a privately owned property such as Powderham Castle. All you need is a bit of enthusiasm, a bus pass and a National Trust membership to have a cheap and fun day out.
Spring is, hopefully, just around the corner and time to think of some outings to National Trust and other similar properties. for 2020.
Some details will be in the Newsletters but our provisional programme is:
Wednesday 25th March
We will go to Buckland Abbey on Wednesday 25th March. Catch 09.15 bus from Tavistock and then the 09.50 from Yelverton to Buckland Abbey.
There will be time for the mandatory coffee and a look around the Abbey and (small) gardens.
If the weather is kind, we will also be able to take a stroll on the woodland walk where daffodils and other spring flowers should be in bloom.
The bus back is at 13.40 or 14.40
Friday 24th April
The Events Committee are organising this one.
Coach trip to Trelissick (and on to Falmouth).
A date to be agreed on the day out in March. Perhaps a visit to Torre Abbey or Bradley Manor.
Wednesday 10th June
Another one organised by the Events Committee.
Coach trip to Coleton Fishacre.
Sign up at the March meeting for Buckland Abbey but you will have to book (and pay) the Events team for the April and June outings.