Forthcoming outings and holidays Forthcoming outings and holidays

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: Outing to The Red House, Aldeburgh & Snape Maltings

(includes tour of Benjamin Britten's house)


The coach will depart from The Holiday Inn on Ipswich Road at 09.00 (£5 charge for parking car, please pay at hotel reception). Please arrive by 08.45.

Arrival at The Red House approx. 10.30. Coach must drop passengers at the end of the lane from which it is approx. 350yds walk to the house. On site transport can be provided for any who have mobility problems but please let us know in advance on the booking form. Tours of the house itself will start at 11.00. Each tour can take 8 people and lasts about 30 mins, with the rest of the time free to explore the gardens, Library and Archive.

Coach will depart to park in Aldeburgh, returning at 13.15. We will travel to Snape Maltings (~5miles).


The afternoon is free on the Snape Maltings site where there are shops, restaurants/cafes, art galleries and much more. We aim to be back in Norwich by approx. 17.00.


The cost of the coach is £16.00 per person. The cost of the tour of The Red House, to include tea/coffee and cake is £10.50 per person, giving a total cost of £26.50 per person.


NB we have a 29 seater coach and the people who have already given me their names will have priority. There are already more than 20 so if you are keen to join us, let me know as soon as possible and send your form in quickly (see reply slip at the end of this newsletter). Once the coach is full any further bookings can be kept on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Verity Lyall



15-19 October 2018: Walking Holiday at Coniston Water, Lake District

We’ve had a cancellation, so we have a room available (single or twin) for our Walking holiday in October at Conistonwater in the Lake District. We will have fully guided walks with HF Leaders and they will provide transport to and from the walks.

HF is at Monk Coniston in a country house overlooking Coniston Water, LA21 8AQ, in the heart of the iconic walking area of Wainwright’s Lake District. The guided walking will cover easier, medium and harder routes “in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter”.

More details at:


Please contact Keith Woods on 01603 810980 or



Date for your Diary: 7 -11 October 2019 - Walking and Sightseeing on Isle of Wight.


After several years trying, we have managed to book the HF House at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight for 2019. There will be a programme of guided walking and also sightseeing trips. This will be the first time we’ve been able to offer both walkers and sightseeing on the same holiday, so it will be a fantastic opportunity for new and old(er) friends to holiday together. We will organise a coach from Norwich, ferry crossing and transfer to the hotel.


Full details and booking form will be in our next Renaissance.


Please contact Keith Woods on 01603 810980 or


Keith Woods