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GB, GWS January Stroll
January 11, 2015
11 January 2014 UPDATE
9.30am to 11.30 am.
Meet in Queen Square, Bristol. The Avenue Monthly car meet takes place here, so you should be able to stroll a round looking at a selection (depending on weather) of modern and classic cars.
Parking is free. Just off the square, there are plenty of cafes serving hot drinks and food. A few minutes away, for those not particularly interested in cars, are the historic docks where you will find more cafes and the M Shed, a free museum with lots to see for adults and children. Outside the M Shed you will find the Bristol Harbourside Railway, the only city centre railway operating in Britain. http://bristolharbourrailway.co.uk/
Return to cars for the SAAB convoy. As it is one way, we will be driving twice around the square ‘collecting’ SAABs as we go. Heading towards Bath we will pass St Mary Redcliffe Church, Temple Meads station towards Bath.
Taking a slight detour, we drive through Wick and up Tog Hill for a brief photo opportunity at the picnic area with toilets. Tog Hill is the location of a Saxon battle and has views, depending on the weather, across the estuary to the Brecon Beacons.
For those wish to join us here we should be arriving around 12 noon, leaving at 12.30pm.
Leave Tog Hill and take the A46 across the hill tops with views in to the valley, towards Bath. Dropping down on the dual carriageway we head for Bathford, passing through the Wiltshire countryside towards the village of Box, then Corsham. At the A35 roundabout (Sainsburys on the opposite side) we turn right for Lacock (signposted) arriving around 1pm.
Parking in Lacock: There is a National Trust car park (Â£3 all day, free to NT members) or you can park in the village at either the Photographic Museum car park which has disabled parking and toilets, behind the George Inn pub or street parking.
For more information on all the places to visit in Lacock village please visit the website or download the map.
Whitehall Garden Centre can be found just outside the village.
Return to your cars and meet in the National Trust car park for a short drive to the Pheasant Inn (SN14 0AE).
The Pub can be found on the road to Chippenham town centre on the Pheasant Roundabout.
Esso petrol station on the opposite side (as of 3 January, Â£1.06 per litre for unleaded).
Pub has a large car park and offers a great choice of food. Carvery is highly recommended.
Dinner will be booked for 3.30pm.
You can join in at any point throughout the day. If you plan to join us for the meal, please let me know.