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Summer Excursions 2016

The society is organising four Saturday outings in Summer 2016. These are guided historical walks or excursions led by BAS members. The outings themselves are free, but may include a fee for coach travel or entry charges for sites and buildings to be visited.

  • Where the outing includes a coach, there is a charge and places need to be booked by downloading, printing and returning the Booking Form.
  • Check the Pick-up points for coaches, and the outing details for pick-up times.

Saturday 14 May 2016


– a joint trip with the Bucks Garden Trust, led by Sarah Gray

A guided tour of one of Britain's grandest Roman villas, followed by a choice of activities in Cirencester: an exploration of the 18th-century forest garden at Cirencester Park, the magnificent parish church, the Museum of Roman Corinium, or self-guided walks of the town. Click here for full details

Coach trip, price £25 includes coach, driver's tip and coffee and cake at Chedworth. For non-members of the National Trust, entrance to the Roman Villa will be £8.70, but free for NT members.

Coach will leave Amersham at 8.15am, Great Missenden 8.25am, Wendover 8.35am, Bedgrove 8.40am and Aylesbury 8.45am. Expected return times: Aylesbury 5.40pm, Amersham 6.10pm.

Please complete and return the Booking Form.
Enquiries to Sarah Gray on 01865 662361.

Saturday 11 June 2016

A WALK AROUND BUCKINGHAM – conducted by Julian Hunt

Meet at 2pm at the Hunter Street car park, University of Buckingham
Travel to Buckingham in your own or public transport. No coach. No charge. No need to book.

Any enquiries about the outing to Julian Hunt on 01296 714634.

Saturday 13 August 2016

INTO HERTFORDSHIRE – with Diana and Peter Gulland

A visit to the pioneer Chartist village of Heronsgate, built in 1847 near Chorleywood, followed by lunch in Chesham – bring your own or cafe &ndash Berkhamsted for a guided tour of the castle and First World War practice trenches on Berkhamsted Common.

Coach trip, price £20, including driver's tip. No admission charges.

Coach will leave Aylesbury at 9.00am, Bedgrove 9.05am, Wendover 9.10am, Great Missenden 9.20am, and Old Amersham at 9.30am. We expect the coach to return to Amersham around 4.50pm, arriving at Aylesbury around 5.20pm.

Please complete and return the Booking Form.
Enquiries to Diana and Peter Gulland on 01844 291154.

Saturday 8 October 2016

CHURCH CRAWL  – with Michael Hardy

We will explore churches an area to the north and north-west of Aylesbury, with the closest town being Winslow, where we will stop for lunch.

Coach trip, price £20, including driver's tip and donations to churches.

The coach will pick up at Amersham at 8.45am, Great Missenden 8.55am, Wendover 9.05am, Bedgrove 9.10am, and Aylesbury 9.15am. Return to Aylesbury will be at about 5.30pm, Amersham 6pm.

Please complete and return the Booking Form.
To receive a detailed itinerary shortly before the outing, please send a stamped, addressed envelope with your booking form, or provide an eMail address. The itinerary will not be available until then.

Enquiries to Michael Hardy on 01844 343560.

Locations of picking-up and dropping-off points for coaches:

AYLESBURY: Walton Street opposite the Lending Library.
BEDGROVE: On the A413 Wendover Road at a bus stop near the junction with Camborne Avenue.
WENDOVER: By the War Memorial on the High Street.
GREAT MISSENDEN: Beside the car park on the Link Road.
OLD AMERSHAM: On the High Street – outside Elmodesham House if Amersham is the first pick-up; outside Amersham Museum if it is the last pick-up.

Any general enquiries, please contact Sarah Gray on 01865 662361.