SWANAGE, CORFE CASTLE and WAREHAM with STEAM TRAIN JOURNEY
SUNDAY, 5th JULY 2020
Pick-ups will start at 8:30 am from the bus stop at Avisford Park, followed by the bus stops
à Becket’s Avenue, Church Way, The Parade and The Bear Inn
We’ll travel by coach to Norden where we will board a steam locomotive for our journey to Swanage, with the option to stop off at Corfe Castle (National Trust Members remember to take your Membership Card for free entry)
The 6-mile journey will take us through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror’s Corfe Castle. Famous authors Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton were influenced by this region and when Enid Blyton holidayed in the area, she used the railway and would generally include a train journey (inspired by her own experiences) in her Famous Five Books.
Swanage is a delightful, small seaside town with a Victorian Pier. The time here will be free for you to do as you wish – have a meal in one of the many restaurants, pubs or tearooms, or sample handmade chocolates and local ice cream. We will board our coach at 3pm for the short journey to Wareham, one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns in England. Wareham is an historic market town with pubs and restaurants on its pretty riverside quay. An effigy of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) can be found in St. Martin on the Wall Church.
To book, telephone Janet on 697593 or see her at a coffee morning
Please note, no booking can be confirmed until full payment is received