Occasional Day Trips

We aim to explore local heritage, history and culture through visits to historic sites, museums and places of interest in Liverpool and the North West.

See below
See Below
  • Leader:  Cathleen Barnes - 01704 889190
  • Coordinator:  Bill Fitzpatrick - 01695 371239.

Autumn Trips 2018

Thursday 25 October:  Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow, Styal, Cheshire. Coach leaves Aughton Institute 9.30am. We expect to be back about 6.30 pm.

Cost:   £13.50 each for National Trust members.  £31.00 each for Non NT members.

For more information about this location, please visit the National Trust Website page for Quarry Bank Mill and select Overview.

Tuesday 27 NovemberHarewood House (near Leeds). This will be an all-day trip, followed by an evening meal on the return journey.  Last date for booking is 15 November.

Cost:  TBA

Booking trips – and further information – are with Cathleen and Bill at Horizons on Thursdays.

An urgent message about the Autumn Occasional Tours!

Our new trips to QUARRY BANK MILL in October, and HAREWOOD HOUSE in November, are proving to be very popular.

In view of this could you please come along this Thursday 11 October and pay for the trip to Quarry Bank Mill which is only a few weeks away, National Trust members £13.50, and others £31.00.

from Organiser Cathleen Barnes

June visit to Penrhyn Castle

We had a splendid day at Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust venue in Bangor with gardens, a nature walk, a railway museum and a stylish interior.

After the castle visit, we stopped off for a 2-course meal on the return journey, which was appreciated by everyone.

Photographs by Bill Fitzpatrick.

Our 2017 Itinerary

In 2017, we had successful trips to a Synagogue,  a Buddhist monastery,  Norton Priory and gardens including the walled garden and travelling onto Jodrell Bank Observatory,  the Hydro Electric mountain, the RAF museum and the famous laburnum arch in Bodnant Gardens.

Our final trip was a fun day at the Dickensian Festival Ulverston,  round­ing off with an evening meal on the homeward journey.

Previous Tours – Autumn and Winter 2016

Monday 5 September: Blackpool Ice Show’


Homeward bound from Betws-y-coed – tired but happy.


Friday 23 September: Trip to St Asaph and Betws-y-coed

Included calling at a mill, a church and a restaurant.



Thursday 15th December:  Christmas Trip to Chatsworth House


Posing for a group photo at the end of a lovely day out. Click / tap to view full-size.