Day trips

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Frogmore Paper Mill - 14 July 2021

We will have a guided tour of the Mill and see how paper was, and still is, made. There will be a demonstration of handmade papermaking and you can have a go too. After our tour, we join the canal boat, Bryan Donkin, and take a leisurely half-hour glide along the River Gate to Lock 67 on the Grand Union Canal. Back on dry land, we have a cream tea to look forward to. Before we depart, have a look at the mill race which has been the source of power for over 1,000 years. There is also a shop selling paper, cards and souvenirs.

Price £30.25 inclusive. Leaving the Library at 11.10am and onwards to Wodson.


St Paul's Walden Bury (half day visit) - 5 August 2021

The home of the Bowes-Lyon family, and the reputed birth place of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

We have a guided tour of the house, which dates back to 1720, before taking afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the Grade One garden. Laid out in the 18th century, it has kept its original concept of a formal woodland garden, with temples, statues and ponds. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to see the rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas in full bloom. This is not a conventional garden but one very attractively laid out with hidden views as you stroll around; you might even discover the secluded terraced theatre.

Price £28.50 inclusive. Leaving Amwell bus stop 12.30pm, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 12.35pm, Wodson bus stop 12.40pm.


A Tale of two Riverside Towns - 18th August 2021

The day begins at Suffolk Food Hall where morning refreshments and local foods can be purchased. On the coach to Ipswich, Claire, our Blue Badge Guide, will give an introduction to the town. Time will be made available for lunch to be purchased. The day concludes with a visit to Woodbridge, a food lovers’ paradise and home to a rare example of a working Tide Mill. Our guide will be offering optional guided walks in both Ipswich and Woodbridge.

This trip is now fully booked. Price £27.50. Leaving Amwell roundabout bus stop 7.45am, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 7.50am, Wodson bus stop 7.55am.