Coleford Twinning Association

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October Visit - Itinerary

Visit by St Hilaire twinning group. 23rd to 26th October. Itinerary - so far. It may well change.  


Monday 23rd October

    Group arrive in Bristol at 19:30. Minibuses to Coleford to arrive at approx. 21:30.

    Those hosting visitors to collect their visitors from Bells Hotel. The others will settle into Bells Hotel.

    Light buffet supper and drinks at Bells.


Tuesday 24th October

    9:30 Official welcome reception at Coleford Town Council Chambers.

    10:00 Short tour of town centre.

Choice of visits:

    1.Visit to Hopewell Colliery

    2.Weather permitting:  Beechenhurst and Sculpture Trail forest walk.

    3.Visit to Gloucester Cathedral and shops.

Lunch at Hopewell café (for those not going to Gloucester)


Afternoon visits: Possible choice of trips:

    1.Continuing - Gloucester city and Cathedral

    2.If wet: Clearwell Caves.


    1.Berry Hill Rugby Club visit and supper

    2.Skittles match

    3.Home visits with hosts.


Wednesday 25th October

9:00. Teachers to visit schools? To be arranged.


    Open visits – depending on what visitors want to do.

Lunch at Cafe 16 or Kaplans

    Boules/Petanque match between St Hilaire and Coleford.


Choice of visits:

    1.Visit to Dean Heritage Centre

    2.Weather permitting: Game of Boules/Petanque

    3.Open – depending on what visitors want to do.

19:00 Association Dinner and Dance at Forest Hills


Thursday 26th October

9.30 Teachers to visit schools, if not already done. To be arranged


Choice of Visits:

    1.Weather permitting – walk in forest.

    2.Local tourist sites that have not already been visited

11:30 Official farewell at CTC.


Minibuses leave at 12:30

Plane leaves at 16:30