Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events
Wednesday 2nd August
Evening Walk – The Rodney
Wednesday 9th August
Evening Bike Ride - Writtle
Meet at the Duck PH at Newney Green, just outside Writtle, at 7:30pm for a short bike ride of about 10-15 miles. Drinks in the pub afterwards. Please bring your lights.
To get there, leave Chelmsford on Writtle Rd., pass Writtle Green, turn left (Ongar Rd.) bear right into Victoria Rd, pass Queen Vic pub, and follow the lane for about a mile to Newney Green (Grid ref. TL651070, postcode CM1 3SF, see map)
Sunday 13th August
Our annual 14 mile hike down the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. Meet in Maldon, catch the bus to Chelmsford, and then walk back. Parking off the High Street in White Horse Lane (CM9 5QP) is free on Sundays. Our bus stop is just outside the White Horse pub and the bus leaves at 9:38am, arriving in Chelmsford 10:11am.
Bring sandwiches for your lunch, and we’ll stop for afternoon tea at Paper Mill Lock.
Wednesday 16th August
Planning events for November and trips for late spring. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon.
Sunday 20th August
Jim’s Birthday Barbecue
The annual celebration of all things meaty (and Jim, of course) is always a highlight of our summer programme. The fun starts at 2pm in Jim's garden. Please bring meaty items, salads, drinks and Jim will have the barbecue fired up. If you have a spare seat, bring that too.
Wednesday 23rd August
Evening Meal – The Everest
Meet at the The Everest Gurkha Bar & Restaurant in Broomfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1SN, at 7:30pm for a taste of the exotic. This restaurant proved very popular last time we visited, so please let Dave know by 16 Aug if you want to come – so we can book a big table together.
Wednesday 30th August
Slide show – Australia & New Zealand
Trekking New Zealand's trails including the dramatic Tongariro Crossing, wandering through amazing thermal landscapes, exploring Australia's intimidating Red Centre, and coming within touching distance of humpbacked whales, are just a few of the experiences recalled by Doug from travels in this fascinating part of the world.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford
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