Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

December 2019

Wednesday 4th December

The Rodney


Join us for a cosy drink at this traditional pub in Little Baddow, CM3 4TQ, /// from 8:30pm.

Wednesday 11th December

Committee Meeting

Join us at The Crown in Sandon to plan events for March and trips for next summer.

Sunday 15th December

Sunday Walk – Debden

Dave P

Park in Debden village and meet by the village shop and duck pond (CB11 3LB) at 10:30am for a walk of about 7 miles out to Widdington and back for a late lunch at Yuva in Debden. Yuva specialise in Nepalese cuisine. Let Dave know by 4 December if you’re interested and we’ll try to book a table.

Wednesday 18th December

The Flint Street Nativity


A gloriously funny tribute to the school nativity play harvested from 10 years of teacher experiences. Chelmsford Theatre Workshop, Old Court Theatre, Springfield Road at 7:45pm.

The seasonal CTW shows have proved quite popular in the past, so we recommend you book online

Cost £12, £10 concs + £1.50 booking fee.

Christmas Party, Chignal St James Village Hall

Saturday 21st 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.

Friday 27th Dec to Wednesday 1st Jan 2020


Dave P

For New Year, we will be staying at the National Trust's Exmoor Bunkhouse. At Countisbury Hill on the North Devon coast, on the fringes of Exmoor, there are miles of coastal hikes and moorland walks on the doorstep. The bunkhouse, a converted barn, provides comfortable centrally-heated accommodation surrounded by dramatic valleys, rugged moorland and an impressive rocky coastline. The nearby towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are also worth a visit.  Plus there's a pub, The Blue Ball Inn, just a few yards away from the bunkhouse.

Directions: On the A39 at Countisbury, car park opposite. Postcode EX35 6NE, Grid Ref SS746495, ///jammy.warns.spurring. Fitted sheet, two pillows and pillow cases provided. Please bring a duvet or sleeping bag.

£40 deposit to book a bed.

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

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