Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

August 2006

Wednesday 2nd August

Evening Walk


The Cats, Woodham Walter

A beautiful 3¾ mile walk through the parish of Woodham Walter. Meet at The Cats public house at 7:30 for the walk, returning to the pub for a drink at about 9pm.

From A414 at far end of Danbury, turn left to Woodham Walter, go straight through Wooham Walter village and as you leave the village turn right into the lane signposted to Curling Tye Green. The Cats is on the left after half a mile, at grid ref TL814075 (see map).


Saturday 5th August

Saturday Walk: Orfordness


Join us for a 5 walk around this internationally important nature reserve with a fascinating 20th-century military history. Meet at Orford Quay, Orford town 10ml E of A12 (B1094/1095), 12ml NE of Woodbridge B1152/1084 at 10:30am. From here we will take the ferry over to Orfordness, do our walk exploring the peninsular, then return to Orford for tea and a visit to the castle.

The ferry costs £4, access to the reserve a further £2 (free for NT members). Please bring sandwiches as there are no facilities on the peninsular.

Wednesday 9th August


We will be trip planning for Winter and organising Wednesday evening activities for October.

The Green Man, Howe Street

Wednesday 16th August

Evening Cycle Ride

Dave J

Meet at the Green Man in Howe Street (TL695148, see map) at 7:30 for a 10mile cycle ride, returning to the pub about 9ish for a drink. PLEASE BRING LIGHTS.

Sunday 20th August

Jim's Birthday Barbi


Join Jim for a birthday celebration, everybody welcome. Bring your own sausages, drinks and preferably something to sit on.

From 2pm at Jim's house.

Wednesday 23rd August

All-Comers Scotland Slide Show

Dave P

Please send Dave a selection of your best digital pictures from our week in Scotland, by Wed 16th, for a bumper Scotland slide show. If there’s time we might also venture into Dave and Ali’s Northumbria trip or Jim’s cycle trip to Germany.


Friday 25th August to Monday 28th August

Yorkshire Dales


Malham Hostel

Bank Holiday Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. Two nights at Malham Hostel, with attractions such as Malham Cove, the famous limestone pavement, Malham Tarn, Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar all within walking distance. Then on Sunday, a 12-mile walk over the hills from Malham to Kettlewell, stay one night at Kettlewell hostel (with meal at the pub) and walk back by a different route to Malham on Monday.

Deposit of £38 will book your place. Total cost about £78.

Wednesday 30th August

Scott's Polar Party at the South Pole.  Credit Antarctica New Zealand Pictorial Collection

The Antarctic - the Final Frontier

John M

John will be giving a slide show on the topography of the most inhospitable continent on the planet. Many people took part in its exploration: Yorkshiremen in colliers, Russian navigators in barks, and men on skidoos. All found its scenery breathtaking but its welcome fraught with danger. Yet it was not always so inhospitable - this was once a land of forests and weird beasts. The odd meteorite from Mars managed a landfall too. Slides will show all.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford

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