Provisional Programme for 2020

Here is a glimpse of the Field Officers’ Excursion plans for 2020
Once the Excursions Programme has been finalised, we shall add the local visits and special interest guided walks

May, Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th
Sussex *

A 3-day, 2-night visit. Including the magnificent Tudor Parham House & Gardens, Charleston House – the country home and meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group – Berwick Church (currently undergoing restoration), Monks House, and the Knepp Castle Estate, the setting of a pioneering rewilding project, described in Isabella Tree’s book ‘Wilding’ (David Thackray)

June, Tuesday 16th
Kennet and Avon Canal, Wiltshire

From Bradford on Avon on a 65ft wide-beam canal boat ‘the by Barbara McLellan, with stops to visit Avoncliff Aqueduct, Warleigh Weir and the Claverton Pumping Station (in operation), Dundas Aqueduct, Somerset Coal Canal and Limpley Stoke Viaduct.
Refreshments on-board including optional lunch (Peter Cornish assisted by Jane Rowe)

Dublin and Co. Wicklow & Meath, Ireland *
A 7-day, 6-night Excursion based in Dublin. Dates, accommodation and itinerary are still under review (Denise Magauran assisted by Christina Jacob & Jane Rowe)
If interested in receiving more details, please complete an Expression of Interest Form.

July, Tuesday 21st

Upton House (NT), noted for its art collection; and Compton Verney, with a landscaped park designed by ‘Capability’ Brown and permanent art collection.
A visiting exhibition will also be available, ‘Artists and Colour Theory’, at the time of our visit, including work by Turner and by Canaletto (Peter Wilson assisted by Robert Mann).

Date to be advised
Savernake Forest

Crofton Pumping Engine in steam, Wilton Windmill, Savernake Forest for its Veteran Trees, and Chisbury Chapel.
Plus an optional one mile walk linking Crofton and Wilton, via a Roman Road alongside Wilton Water (Peter Cornish assisted by Jane Rowe)

  • To join the residential Excursions, participants must be members. Non-members may book a one-day Excursion once the priority booking period for members has expired. Last year, three one-day Excursions were over-subscribed.

Currently, we have a special offer on annual membership: 13 months membership through to the end of next year, 31st December 2020, for the price of 12 months, at £20 per person (or £30 for two people at the same address). By becoming members of CNFC, you only pay £1 towards the cost of indoor meetings rather than the £4 charge for visitors. Our next Newsletter appears in January, with twice-monthly updates by email until then.

Updated as at 26.11.2019