Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

Other Forthcoming Events

If you have any suggestions or preferences for trips and events please let the committee know. We have the following planned so far:

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.

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. Deposit of £40 to reserve your place please.

Old Brooder Bunkhouse

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January

Old Brooder Bunkhouse, Suffolk


The Old Brooder Bunkhouse is situated in Milden in Suffolk, down a quiet drive three miles from historic Lavenham. Providing newly kitted-out and very comfortable self-catering accommodation with well-equipped kitchen and dining area, the bunkhouse has a cosy sitting room and is centrally heated throughout. Furnished with Moroccan goatskin lamps, Mexican wall tiles and Spanish floor tiles, and 200 year old stained glass in the upstairs loo, what more could you want!

Explore the peaceful Suffolk countryside and walk to picturesque Lavenham with its historic guildhall and tea-rooms.

Thursday 29th March to Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Easter in the Lake District

Dave P

Rydal Water

We have booked Rydal Hall Youth Centre for 5 nights, near Ambleside in the Lake District. Sheltered by the high fells of Fairfield and its neighbours, Rydal enjoys outstanding views toward Windermere, and provides an excellent base for walking.

Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom/shower facilities, large common room with wood burning stove. Pillows are provided, but you'll need to bring a sleeping bag.

To find it, follow A591 for two miles north from Ambleside. In Rydal, turn right into the lane towards Rydal Mount, pass the church and take the second entrance on the right (just beyond the main gate of the hall). Pass behind the hall and over a small bridge. The youth centre is the large white building on the left (postcode LA22 9LX, see map).

£40 deposit to book a bed please. Total cost will be about £20 per night including meals, plus £40 towards petrol for those sharing lifts from Essex.

Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018


Dave P

A week at Inverbroom Lodge, near Ullapool. See more details here.


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