Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

December 2021

Please see our COVID Policy for trips

Wednesday 1st December

Pub Night – The Tulip


Join us at the Tulip, Church Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford CM1 7SF. We’ll be in the bar from 8:30pm onwards.


Sunday 5th December

Clare walk


Meet at Clare Castle Country Park (CO10 8NW, /// at 10:30am for an 8 mile walk taking in the gorgeous scenery of this quiet corner of Suffolk. Bring lunch.

Wednesday 8th December

Committee Meeting

Looking at the February programme and trips for the spring.

Wednesday 15th December

Slide Show – the History of RADAR

John M

Join us for an evening on Zoom looking at the fascinating history of RADAR, its connections with Chelmsford, and its influence on world events.

Christmas Party, Chignal St James Village Hall

Saturday 18th December

Christmas Party


Back to our usual venue: 7:30pm at Chignal St James village hall (Mashbury Road, CM1 4TS). We realise a bring-and-share buffet may not be universally popular, so feel free to bring your own food and whatever you are comfortable sharing. We’re planning a raffle, quiz and dancing. Bring your own drinks and your dancing shoes.

To find it (grid ref TL665108, see map or What3Words ///perform.paler.file) 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.

Wednesday 22nd December

Photo Competition


We’re looking for your photos of YHA events from the last year. Please send your entries in advance by 15 Dec. Max 3 photos per category, but as many captions as you like. Either emailed to Ali ( or posted directly onto the CYHA Facebook page. Please include #PhotoComp2021 in your post, plus the hashtag for the category as below. Use comments to add captions.  We will be looking at Facebook "likes" to determine a shortlist for voting on Zoom tonight.





Newton House, Dinefwr

Tuesday 28th December 2021 to
Monday 3rd January 2022

Dinefwr Bunkhouse, Wales

Dave P

Postponed from last year, six nights in a stylishly rustic bunkhouse on the National Trust Dinefwr Park estate, set in rolling wooded parkland by historic Newton House, overshadowed by the mighty Dinefwr Castle.  Near Llandeilo on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Dinefwr Bunkhouse is converted from servants’ living quarters, part of a courtyard of estate buildings of Newton House. It has a large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room and a cosy woodburning stove.

Please arrive after 4pm. You can unload directly outside the bunkhouse, but parking is in the main visitor car park 120m from the bunkhouse. Pillows and duvets are provided but you need to bring your own duvet covers, sheets, pillowcase (or sleeping bag), and towels.

Latitude: 51.883087 Longitude: -4.014693

Postcode: SA19 6RT

What 3 Words ///

Grid Ref SN 61429 22421

Deposit £50 to book your place.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm on Zoom. Please get in touch for joining instructions.

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