Forthcoming outings and holidays Forthcoming outings and holidays

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: Outing to Benjamin Britten's house and Snape Maltings


The Music Group are arranging a day trip to Benjamin Britten's home in Aldeburgh, The Red House, and to Snape Maltings. We hope to travel to Aldeburgh by coach, arriving about 11.00. On arrival tea/coffee and cake will be available. There will follow tours of the house in groups of 8, lasting about 30 mins each. The rest of the time we can explore the site with opportunities to see the gardens, which I am told are lovely, Archive and Library. In the afternoon we would travel on to Snape (about 5 miles) for an afternoon visit.

We believe that interest will not be confined to the Music Group, and that the trip will appeal to many in the Association. Details of cost and timetable will appear in the June edition of Renaissance.


Numbers will be limited so if you think you would enjoy this outing please contact Verity Lyall by email at or phone 01603 613698 to get your name down early.

Verity Lyall



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

We still have a couple of rooms for our Walking holiday in 2018 which will be at Coniston Water in the Lake District. This is a Monday to Friday holiday with walks on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On this holiday 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:


We have booked the whole house. There will be a few non-walking places. No programme of trips is planned, but there are lake steamers and local strolls to enjoy.


The cost of the walking holiday is currently quoted at £410 per person and the non-walking holiday is £320.

All rooms are en suite. A deposit of £75 is required with your booking.

The house has room for about 46 guests and there are 6 single rooms. There is no single supplement but single rooms are at a premium, so if you can share a twin, please say so (and with whom!)


We will offer a coach if enough people want to travel that way. The road journey is about 320 miles and about 6 hours driving – according to Google. The cost of the coach from Norwich will be about £80, but only if enough people go on the coach. This cost will be added to the holiday cost above.


Please do ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. HF holidays do offer insurance, but most people find an annual policy better value. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will lose your deposit, unless we can transfer the booking to another member of UEARA. The final balance will be due at the beginning of August 2018 and is not refundable.


Please contact Keith Woods on 01603 810980 or


Keith Woods