Run to Croome Court, Near Pershore WR8 9DW
Sunday 8th April
A fabulous National Trust owned mid 18thC Neo-Palladian mansion set in delightful parkland with views towards the Malverns. Capability Brown was responsible for the design of the house as well as the grounds with Croome being his first major commission.
A bespoke tour of the house including a hard-hat tour of the Red Wing has been arranged for 11.00am but we will need to confirm numbers and pay in advance for this. There is a £5 per head charge for everybody including NT members and payment has to be made via Martin by 10th March. Alternatively normal tours of the house are included in the general entry charges or the house can be seen at you leisure but not including access to the Red Wing.
There are a number of interesting buildings around the park including St. Mary Magdalene Church plus the RAF Defford Museum. The walled garden is not National Trust owned but can be visited at a charge of £5 per head.
Full details can be seen on the National Trust Website.
Non-Members can enjoy discounted group admission at £10 rather than the usual £12.60 but this also needs to be paid in advance via Martin.
Bring a picnic or alternatively there is both a café and good restaurant on site, the latter serving excellent Sunday Lunches but cannot be booked in advance and they may be very busy.
Meet 9.00am at Eastington Services GL10 3SJ
Secondary Rendezvous at the layby on the A417 Ledbury Road just a few yards north of the large A417/A40 roundabout near Over (OS Ref 818198)
Scenic drive up and later return via a Cotswold route.
Please confirm with Martin Hall (including whether or not you wish to be included in the bespoke tour and if you are a NT Member) and pay any appropriate charges
by Saturday 10th March if you are intending to come
Tel 01453 890533. Mob 07771 730941