Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

August 2016

White Hart, Margaretting Tye

Wednesday 3rd August

Evening Bike Ride


Meet at the car park on Galleywood Common (beware of height restriction!) off the B1007 Stock road (grid ref TL703022, see map) at 7:30pm for a ride out to Margaretting Tye and back (about 14 miles). Weíll probably stop for a drink at the White Hart, so bring lights for the way home.

Sunday 7th August

Grafham Cycle Ride


A fabulous 30 mile ride taking in the gorgeous villages around Grafham Water. Meet at the Grafham Water Fishing Lodge visitor centre just outside Perry village (NGR TL143673, post code PE28 0BX, see map) at 10:30am. There will be opportunities for refreshments en route, but we suggest you bring a picnic.

Wednesday 10th August

Committee Meeting

Planning events for November and trips for the summer. Please join us at The Crown, Sandon.

Sunday 14th August



Itís August, so the weather is bound to be perfect for a barbecue at Jimís house from 2pm. Please bring things to barbecue and drink, and possibly something to sit on. Jimís doing bread, salads and burning hot coals.

Wednesday 17th August

Evening walk, Ongar


Meet in Budworth Hall car park, Ongar, CM5 9AR (see map), at 7:30pm for a walk out to Greenstead Green and back (about 3 miles). Drinks in the Cock from about 9ish.

The Hoop, Stock

Wednesday 24th August

Pub Meal Ė The Hoop


Hopefully the weather will allow for some alfresco dining at The Hoop in Stock from 7:30pm. Let Jim know by 17 Aug if youíre planning to come.


26th to 29th August 2016

Durham and the North Pennines


Spend the August bank holiday weekend in the beautiful city of Durham. We are staying in YHA Durham: St Chad's college, a university residence in the historic city centre a couple of hundred yards from Palace Green, a UNESCO world heritage site where the Norman cathedral and castle face each other. There is plenty to see in Durham itself, and Newcastle, the Beamish open air musuem, and Weardale in the North Pennines are close by. Rooms are either single or double, no dorms, breakfast is included, and we plan to eat out or get take-aways in the evening.

On Saturday evening, some of us plan to go to see "Kynren - An Epic Tale Of England", a visually stunning night show telling an epic tale of 2000 years of English history through a cast of a 1000, pyrotechnics, spectacular lighting and music. It is in nearby Bishop Auckland, on a 7 acre stage set against the backdrop of Auckland Castle. We have tickets reserved for those who requested them. More tickets are available online from

£90 will book your bed and breakfast for the weekend (3 nights).


Wednesday 31st August

No meeting


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

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