This new group aims to arrange day trips using only public transport. For that reason it is useful to have a Senior Rail Card and a Bus Pass. We would envisage trips happening once month.
Group contact: Pat Stearn
Telephone: 01208 872138
1st August 2022 Update
We are delighted that 31 members of our U3A have joined our new group.
A big welcome to you all.
We are hoping to launch our programme with a day trip to Totnes on Saturday 17th September (subject to the trains running).
Details will follow in due course.
Pat Stearn writes:
"The idea was born out of a conversation regarding people who live on their own and have family living far away. (For example my children and grandchildren live in Manchester and Belfast. Usually I get to see them about 4 times a year.) During the conversation we agreed that we both had lots of activities during the week but week-ends tended to be the ‘lonely’ days.
So we thought that trips out, in company, on a Saturday would be fun. After a bit of thought and research Day Trippers was born. Three of us put our thinking caps on and have come up with a provisional programme. Obviously ideas and suggestions from members are crucial to the running of such a programme. If travelling by bus we would have to limit the numbers to 14 in the group because we may not all be able to get on the bus and the remaining people would then be faced with an hour or two wait for the next bus. This would not apply to travelling by train.
Our proposal is to commence our programme in September, with a trip to Totnes on 17th. Trips would be on the 3rd Saturday of the month thereafter.
We suggest the following:
November- Exeter Christmas Market.
December – Mousehole lights.
For 2023 we think we could also go to Oakhampton (via Exeter) in the spring and the Plymouth fireworks in August."
If you would like to join us please contact Pat Stearn.
Phone number is at the top of this page.
Email: pat.stearn42 AT gmail.com (Replace AT with @ )