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Outings

Throughout the year we arrange trips to places of interest where we visit and also have a walk in the English countryside.

Transport to the location of the activity is provided free, but you must register if you need it. Transport will be by minibus, or we may link you to a British person going in a car. Just ask at any of our Thursday or Sunday meetings if you want to register.

Transport places we can offer will be limited, and those registering first will be allocated places first – so please register early

The minibus and cars meet up at 10am from Maudland Road (which is the road that runs down the side of the front car part of uclan Foster building). Students and visiting scholars will be returned to this location in mid to late afternoon.

The places we visit are popular and well visited tourist locations, but anyone going travels and walks at their own risk.

If you register to come on a trip and then find that you will be unable to come, it is vital that you let us know this in advance. Places are limited, and if you fail to tell us then you may be stopping someone else from going.

 

Lake District

Visit on 1st October 2011 to the old English village of Hawkshead (http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/hawks.htm)

Hawkshead Village Hawkshead International Students Outing Hawkshead Lake District Trip

Walk around the pretty Tarn Hows (http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/tarnhow.htm)

Tarn Hows in Lake District Tarn Hows with International Students Tarn Hows Scenary

The Lake District is the prettiest area in England, and Tarn Hows is one of the most beautiful locations in it. Hawkshead is a picturesque village, associated with world famous 19th century figures like the romantic poet WiIliam Wordsworth, and Beatrix Potter who wrote the well known Peter Rabbit children’s books.

Transport will be provided free but you will need to register to come at one of our weeknight meetings or on one Sunday morning

 

 

Haworth

Visit on 10th September 2011 to the old English village of Haworth (http://www.haworth.yorks.com and http://www.bronte.info/)

Haworth Parsonage Haworth Trip with international students Visiting Haworth Town with Students from UCLAN

Followed by a walk in beautiful countryside

Haworth Waterfall with International Students Haworth Countryside Haworth countryside with students from UCLAN

Haworth is an interesting 19th century place showing some traditional English shops. The Brontës are perhaps the world's most famous literary family, and Haworth Parsonage (now the Brontë Parsonage Museum) was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the most famous novels in the English language. Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre (1847), Emily's Wuthering Heights (1847), and Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) were written in this house. The cost of student entry is £4.50.

A visit to the museum and village will be followed by a walk in beautiful countryside up to their favourite waterfall.

Transport will be free, but if you wish to come you will need to register with us at one of our weeknight meetings or on one Sunday morning in church.

 

 

 

Bolton Abbey, New Years Day Walk

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On New Years Day 1st January we usually have an outing to Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire. This is a beautiful valley with a river running through it, and is the site of a ruined abbey. . It was Cecilia de Romille's daughter, Alice, who granted the Augustinian monks this land at Bolton in 1155. The priory was dissolved in January 1539 as part of the programme of King Henry the eighth who wanted the money! The nave of the church is still used as the Parish Church. The tower at the west end of the nave of the church was commenced by Prior Richard Moone in 1520, but was never completed. Further details are on http://www.boltonabbey.com/.

Here are the details of the outing:

  • The transport will leave the university at 10am as usual.

  • Walks can be between 2-5 miles depending on what you want.

  • You can bring a picnic or buy lunch in the café there.

  • We will return in late afternoon.

As usual transport will be free, but you will need to register. If, for any reason, you are unable to come, please email to let us know.