Latest activities

Outing – Wednesday 15 February – Dover Castle – 08:30 departure from Husseywell Crescent - Cost £37 (incl. coach and entry to Dover Castle) or £17 for English Heritage members (coach only BUT remember to bring your EH membership card) - To book this Outing contact Tony Archer on 020 8777 3012 / 0788 668 0546 or tonysarcher@hotmail.com , or sign up at the January or February meetings: Dover Castle is a large complex site with much to do ranging from a Roman Lighthouse, medieval tunnels, later fortifications and a WW11 underground hospital. There is an immersive exhibition in the Secret Wartime Tunnels and self-guided tours of the Great Tower. The main restaurant, the NAAFI, is housed in the 1868 Regimental Institute and, built into the original Napoleonic Tunnel complex, is the small Tunnels Tea Room. Disabled access - With parts dating back to medieval times, some of the Castle and grounds are accessible by wheelchair but not all. Members are advised to check the Castle website for more detailed information about access etc – see https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/plan-your-visit/access/. There is wheelchair accessible transport available around the site as well as wheelchair and mobility scooter loan.

Walk - Wednesday 22 February – Eynsford and Farningham areas - Walk Organiser Tony Archer tel
07886 680546:
Meet at the Rosary Church car park and depart there at 09:30. Walk starts from the car
park opposite the St Martin of Tours Church, Station Road, Eynsford (DA4 0DP) then across fairly level
ground (no stiles) around the Eynsford and Farningham areas. The walk is mostly through a mix of woods
and fields. Start to lunch is 4.5 miles and lunch to finish is 1.3 miles. Lunch will be at “The Lion Hotel” High
Street, Farningham, DA4 0DP Tel 01322 860 621.

Outing – Wednesday 15 March –  Brighton Centre and Marina – 08:30 departure from Husseywell
Crescent - Cost £17 (coach only) - To book this Outing contact Ray Lyddall on 01689 835965, or sign up
at the February or March meetings:
First stop will be a coffee break at the South Downs Nurseries in
Hassocks which also hosts the South Downs Heritage Centre. After the break, the coach will take us to
Brighton Marina which has a busy yacht harbour, with casual eateries overlooking the water. There will
be an opportunity to have lunch there or get a local bus (free with your Freedom Pass) to the centre of
Brighton. At about 14:00 the coach will take people from the Marina to the centre and there will be free
time there to enjoy the Pier, Royal Pavilion or shops etc. The coach will leave Brighton at around 16:30.
Disabled access – The Marina has level access to many areas, with a ramp and lift to access higher levels.
The Royal Pavilion has disabled access to the ground floor only and a concession for disabled people allows
an accompanying career to get in free.

Walk - Wednesday 29 March – Barnes Bridge to Wandsworth Bridge: The walk starts at Barnes Bridge
Rail Station at 11:20 and ends at Wandsworth Bridge Station. The route is flat with no stiles and follows
the South bank of the Thames. Start to lunch is 3.8 miles but there is a shorter route to lunch across the
peninsula which is 2.3 miles. Lunch to finish is 1.4 miles. Lunch at “The Eight Bells”, 89 Fulham High St,
London SW6 3JS. Telephone 020 7736 6307. If travelling from Hayes, please take the 09:43 to London
Waterloo East then the 10:52 from London Waterloo to Barnes Bridge, arriving there at 11:14. See also
earlier note about needing a Walk Leader for this activity.

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