The majority of our excursions are by coach, leaving from the following departure points:
- Minchinhampton: the Common end of Dr Brown’s Road, Minchinhampton (nearest postcode, GL6 9BT, for satnav purposes)
- Painswick: the lower end of Stamages Lane car park, off Stroud Road, Painswick (nearest postcode, GL6 6UZ for sat-nav purposes)
- Brockworth for Cheltenham/Gloucester: on roadside of A46, opposite the Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Shurdington Road, Brockworth, GL3 4PB. Please note that some southbound excursions do not include a Brockworth departure and participants should go to Painswick. See below for information about lifts.
Most of the coach companies we select for our excursions have on-board toilets. On lengthy journeys we also build in a comfort stop.
Excursions to local venues are usually by private car. If you need a lift including to one of the three departure points listed above, please contact the organiser or add your request to the relevant booking form. Organisers will use their best endeavours to put you in touch with other participants willing to give lifts.
Dietary requirements and special needs: where refreshments are provided as part of an excursion, we will seek information about any special dietary requirements. Any other special needs, especially in relation to mobility, should be clearly specified on the booking form. Wherever possible, we provide outline information about access to the places to be visited. However, this cannot be exhaustive and you are asked to contact the relevant organiser with any detailed queries.
Non-members are welcome to book a one-day excursion once the priority booking period for members has elapsed. Non-members wishing to book excursions involving overnight stays are expected to join the CNFC. Information about membership can be found on this link.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
On cancellation in writing a full refund will be made if the excursion is oversubscribed and a replacement is immediately available from the waiting list. If there is no waiting list then, in the event of a cancellation, reasonable efforts will be made to find a replacement. If successful, and on receipt of the full amount from that person, up to 90% of your payment will be refunded. Refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received close to the date of the excursion. Even so, every effort will be made to refund any costs that can be recovered from the ‘suppliers’. If more people book than is budgeted for, a refund will follow, e.g. after the accounts have been completed for a residential excursion. Any refund relating to a day excursion will normally be issued in cash on the day.