Forthcoming outings and holidays Forthcoming outings and holidays

Thursday, 21 May 2020: Outing to Sutton Hoo


For 1,300 years its secrets were hidden deep within a burial mound, but on the eve of the Second World War a discovery that changed history was unearthed by archaeologists at Sutton Hoo. From the sandy soil emerged the outline of a 29 yard-long ship, its timbers long since rotted away, revealed to be the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king, complete with exquisite gold and silver treasures. Newly designed exhibitions, breathtaking replicas, the atmospheric Royal Burial Ground with new walking route and viewing tower offering stunning views over the landscape, all bring this fascinating story to life.


The coach will depart from Sainsbury's, Longwater at 10.00 hours. The bus stop is on the downhill side of William Frost Way as you arrive. If you are parking your car there, please drive past the bus stop and turn into the car park. Then keep to the left and park behind the bus stop. Parking is at your own risk. Arrival at Sutton Hoo approx. 11.30 hours where there is a café serving hot meals and snacks with veranda looking out towards the River Deben. Depart approx. 16.00 hours.


£2.50 charge (including NT members) for each person for the guided tour of Burial Mounds at approx. 14.00 hours.

The cost of the coach is £28 per person. The cost of entrance fee for non NT is £15.00 plus £2.50 for the guided tour making a total of £45.50. For NT members it is £28 for the coach and £2.50 for the guided tour making a total of £30.50.


We have ordered a 16 seater coach so once the coach is full any further bookings can be kept on a waiting list in case of cancellations, or you may like to drive yourself and meet us there. If you are keen to join us please send in your completed reply slip (to be found at the end of this newsletter) and your cheque by 30 April 2020.


Alan Coddington, Mandy Holland, Julie Lane




20-24 July 2020: HF Discovery Tour at Abingworth


I have just been told that two more double or twin rooms are now available on this Discovery Tour, of which full details were given in the October 2019 Renaissance. The price per person is £499 for bed and breakfast, dinner and packed lunch.


Holiday highlights include exploring the Roman city of Chichester, visiting Arundel Castle and Garden, a walk along the River Arun on the new promenade to the sea, and other gardens, museums and churches.


If you would like to join us on this holiday, please send an email as soon as possible to or telephone 01603 456465. A coach will be arranged for travel to and from Abingworth once the final numbers are known.

John Johnson



5-9 October 2020: Walking Holiday at Sedburgh, Yorkshire Dales


Our Walking Holiday in 2020 will be at Sedburgh in the Western Yorkshire Dales. 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 Holidays is at Thorns Hall, Sedburgh, LA10 5LE. It’s a Tudor country house which is a short stroll from the heart of Sedburgh. The hall dates from 1535 and has a history and folklore to match. HF have modernised it considerably!

More details at:


We have bookings for the whole house. It is very likely that, nearer the time, we will have a vacancy or two. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please phone or email us at the address below. We’ll let you know if a space becomes available.


The cost of the walking holiday is currently quoted at £375 per person. All rooms are en suite. The price includes bed, breakfast, packed lunch for walks and an evening meal.


Please do ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. HF holidays no longer 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 2020 and is not refundable.


Keith & Jan Woods. Tel: 01603 810980, Email:

Keith & Jan Woods