Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

December 2017

The Hoop, Stock

Wednesday 6th December

Pub Night – The Hoop


Join us at The Hoop in Stock, CM4 9BD, for a cosy drink from about 8:30pm.

Audley End

Sunday 10th December

Saffron Walden Walk and Pub Lunch


Both Lorna and Lily are celebrating significant birthdays this month and would like you to join them for a short walk and pub lunch. This walk allows you time to take in the delights of Saffron Walden as well as viewing the picturesque Audley End House and its surrounding grounds.

Start 10am at Swan Meadow long stay car park (off B184 at NW end of town, follow "P394", grid ref TL533385, postcode CB10 1BZ)

Distance 4 miles. Lunch will be at 12.30pm at the Queen's Head in Littlebury. It would help if you could indicate if you're likely to be requiring lunch, by 2nd December (please txt Nick).

Wednesday 13th December

Committee Meeting

Planning events for March and trips for the spring & summer. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon.

Christmas Party, Chignal St James Village Hall

Saturday 16th December

Christmas Party


Our plan is the usual mix of fun, food and dancing, starting at 7:30pm at Chignal St James village hall (Mashbury Road, CM1 4TS). Please bring drinks and some food to share. We are planning a quiz and a photo caption competition, plus Dave’s running a slide show of this year’s activities. Please email Dave with any photo contributions and bring along any prints you have which are crying out for a witty caption.

To find it (grid ref TL665108, see map) take the A1060 (Rainsford Rd./Roxwell Rd.) out of Chelmsford; turn right at lights into Chignall Rd., after 1 mile turn left (Mashbury Rd) signposted Chignall St. James. Hall is on the left after almost 2 miles.

Please let Cress know if you’re coming and what food you’ll bring.

Andringitra, Madagascar

Wednesday 20th December

Madagascar Slideshow

Dave P

Pictures of our trek in the wilderness of Madagascar. Stunning mountain scenery, canyons, rainforests, deserts and beaches; incredible plant life, unbelievable chameleons and maybe the odd lemur or two.

Manorbier hostel

Wednesday 27th December 2017 to
Monday 1st January 2018

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire Coast

Dave P

A cliff-top hostel on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Explore sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, natural arches and caves. Manorbier village, pub and castle are a mile away, and the medieval walled seaside town of Tenby is 5 miles. We have exclusive use of the 14-bed hostel annex for 5 nights.

Cost of accommodation will be about £20 per person per night (but you need to be prepared to pay for at least 4 nights), plus £6 per day for food. This Trip is now full.

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

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