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Upper Eden History Society
Unfortunately, Covid-19 lockdown has meant that we had to cancel any Summer Outings for 2020
The section below shows what we did last year, and we hope that 2021 will be just as interesting.
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Epiacum Roman Fort
at Alston, plus a train ride on
pick-up Kirkby Stephen Pennine Hotel 10:00, Brough 10:10. We stop at Alston
South Tynedale Railway Station to use the facilities then on to Epiacum for a
tour of the Roman fort 11:30 to 13:00. Our
minibus returns to Alston for lunch and free time, then an optional train trip
departing Alston 15:00 for Slaggyford (drinks and snacks available), return on
16:00 train, arrive Alston 16:35. Our
minibus will be at the station to meet us and depart for home.
This trip involves
rough walking up a steep muddy track to the Roman fort, then on uneven ground
around the fort. The views are magnificent but it is an exposed site;
waterproofs, warm clothes and appropriate footwear recommended.
per person - £14 (£12 minibus, £2
guided tour). Optional ‘Rover’
train ticket £10 – if we are a group of 10 or more, 10% discount on train
tickets. Places are limited, please
book by 10th May.
Rokeby Park and
Egglestone Priory – an afternoon out near Barnard Castle
pick-up Kirkby Stephen Pennine Hotel 12:45, Brough 12:55. We have arranged a
guided tour at
per person - £16 (£9 minibus,
Breadmakers at Kirkby Stephen Hostel
and Marcella will talk about early wheat varieties, and demonstrate making
sourdough bread. The talk will begin
at 2pm, prompt and the presentation will last for about 2 hours.
per person - £8.
Places are limited please book by 1st July.
pick-up Kirkby Stephen Pennine Hotel 10:00, Brough 10:10.
Coffee, tea & biscuits on arrival at the
workhouse – (2 hour tour). Free
time in Ripon in the afternoon or the Police museum can be visited at a small
extra cost (pay on the day). Depart Ripon 16:30 for Kirkby Stephen.
per person - £24 (£15 minibus,
Ripon Workhouse £9.) Places are
limited, please book by 1st August.
pick-up Brough 09:45, Brough Sowerby 09:50, KS Social Club 10:00 arriving Kendal
10.30. The programme will comprise a
morning guided walk of about
per person - £10 minibus. Places are limited, please book by 12th
September. (Please also register if you are making your own way to Kendal)
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