Llandrindod Wells Wales – 30th April to 5th May 2020

The destination for the 2020 trip will be to The Hotel Metropole and Spa located in the town of Llandrindod Wells, Wales. From here we are centrally placed to tour Mid Wales and the border county of Herefordshire. Mid Wales is described as “hidden” Wales and the countryside views are quite beautiful. Derek and I have just returned from our pre-trip reconnoitre and we are very grateful to have been accompanied by Harry and Carol Pugh. We covered a lot of ground and were delighted to see beautiful scenery and meet with very helpful and friendly people on our tour. The itinerary will cover a visit to Brecon including narrow boat trip on Monmouth and Brecon canal, Welshpool for a steam train ride, Powis Castle, Hampton Court Castle, the Elan Valley, Hereford Cathedral, a mystery house which is an absolute delight, plus two interesting museums. Most of our planned visits will include guided tours. The properties we will visit are magnificent, all different and of superb standard and situated in splendid grounds for you to explore.

This is a five night, six day package holiday, departing from Battle on the 30th April and returning on the 5th May. Accommodation at the Four Star rated Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, with estimated costs being on a bed, breakfast and evening meal basis. The hotel is privately owned and the Head Chef sources the finest local ingredients. There will be a choice of menu and special diets can be catered for. There is a spacious bar area, comfortable lounge, a fully equipped gym and indoor swimming pool. All the en-suite rooms have comfortable beds, flat screen TV’s and tea and coffee making facilities. Whilst there are no ground floor rooms, lifts are available to all floors.

The cost will be approximately £618.00 for National Trust members and £630.00 for non National Trust Members. This will include all tips and entrance fees where applicable.

We have reserved 16 twin/double rooms and 18 single rooms at no additional charge. Some of the rooms have a walk in shower. Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to avail yourself of either a single room and/or one with a walk in shower. Some rooms will have a low step into the shower, however, if you require a mobility adapted room please contact me to discuss the options.

As part of our pre-trip planning we stayed at the hotel and visited most of the attractions and I therefore feel well placed to be able to answer any queries or questions you might have. Please be assured that there will be frequent comfort breaks during each coach journey both to and from Battle.

Airedale Travel offers complimentary cancellation insurance arranged through Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and this has to be opted into at the time of booking. The application system has slightly altered this year in that the policy document will be issued once you have indicated that you wish to accept this insurance.

For more information contact Janette Morgan, telephone: 01424 838784, email: janette1st@btinternet.com

Diary of Events for 2020

Crowhurst Park Members’ Meetings are 6.45 for 7.30 pm.(unless noted otherwise)

January 2Committee Meeting
January 9Anniversary Dinner Meeting at The PowderMills Hotel / Speaker Tony Harris “Acting Experiences”
February 6 Committee Meeting
February 13Dining Meeting / Speaker Harry Pope “Buried Secrets”
March 5 Committee Meeting
March 12Dining Meeting / Speaker Richard Smith “Specs. What You Should Know”
March 28Chairman’s Night at The PowderMills Hotel
April 2Committee Meeting
April 9Dining Meeting / Speaker Geoff Hutchinson “History In Comic Verse”
April 10 Battle Marbles
April 30Leisure Club Residential Trip
May 77.30 am Birdsong Walk plus breakfast
May 7Committee Meeting
May 14Dining Meeting / AGM
May 24/25Medieval Fayre
May 27Pub Walk
June 4Committee Meeting
June 11Dining Meeting / Speaker TBA
July 1 Pub Walk
July 2Committee Meeting
July 9Bowls Evening at The Senlac Hotel (now called Railway Inn)
July 29 Pub Walk
August 6 Committee Meeting
August 13Social Evening at The White Hart, Catsfield
August 25Pub walk
September 3 Committee Meeting
September 10 Dining Meeting / Speaker Tony Harris “Titanic Conspiracy”
October 1 Committee Meeting
October 8 Dining Meeting / Speaker TBA
November 5 Committee Meeting
November 12Dining Meeting / Speaker Andy Thomas “Bonfire Night”
November 28Battle “Lights On”
December 3 Committee Meeting
December 12Christmas Dinner at Highwoods Golf Club

Leisure Club Day Trips 2019

There are four day-visits and a Theatre trip planned for 2019. For details please see the following links: 

Saturday 4th May, 2019 – Great Dixter & Boat Ride to Lime Wharf.
Wednesday 19th June, 2019 – Hever Castle (in bloom) at Edenbridge.
Wednesday 17th July, 2019 – Leeds Castle (900th Anniversary Year).
Wednesday 21st August, 2019 – From the Devil to the Deep Blue Sea.  




Muffin Beer Walks

Beer Walks have become an established part of of the Muffin Club annual programme and usually take place on the last Tuesday of May, June, July and August each Year.

On a typical walk a total of 11 set out on a short circular walk East of Robertsbridge. A great morning! The wild flowers still had their heads up above the nettles and brambles and the Woodland still had an open aspect.  

The walk not only took in some splendid countryside but included several “extras”: The lovely tiny Church on Pett Level with its annexe collection of old photographs, the quirky beach houses and the Pannel Valley Nature Reserve.  The ramble ended at the Salehurst Halt pub where a suitable libation and good food was a well earned reward for all.

2019 Beer Walks

   In 2019 we had 4 Beer Walks.

            Tuesday 28th May Leader Harry Pugh

            Tuesday 25th June Leader James McArthur

            Tuesday 31st July Leader Pete Parry

            Tuesday 28th August Leader Jeff Mansfield