Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

February 2015

Wednesday 4th February

Pub Night – The Beehive


Meet us for a drink at The Beehive in Great Waltham (CM3 1ES) from about 8:30pm. This is a nice quiet pub with good beer, which also serves food in the lounge bar from 6pm if you’re interested.

Wednesday 11th February

Committee Meeting

We’ll be organising events for May & June and trips for next summer. Everybody welcome.

Sunday 15th February

Layer Breton and Abberton Walk


Meet at The Hare and Hounds Pub, Layer Breton Heath CO2 0PN at 10.30am for a walk of approximately six miles around Layer Breton/Abberton including a visit to Abberton Reservoir, a wetland site of international importance for wildfowl where up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. Excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over the reservoir.

Lunch at The Hare and Hounds Layer Breton. Please contact Chris if you would like to book lunch. Usual pub grub or Sunday roast £10/£13/£15 for 1, 2 or 3 courses.

Wednesday 18th February

Pancake Wednesday


Jane and Gordon have volunteered to host our traditional ‘Fat Wednesday’. Please bring along pancake ingredients (none of those ready-made batter kits, please!), your favourite fillings and prepare for a bit of Shroving. Meet at Jane & Gordon’s house from 7.30pm.

Kili summit

Wednesday 25th February

Kili Slide Show

Dave & Ali

Join us for an African adventure as we battle our way up the towering slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. As part of an expedition of 72 people we fought the elements, the altitude, the dodgy zip on the toilet tent – all to bring you this slide show of nail-biting excitement. Don’t miss it!


Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March

Lee Valley Weekend

Dave P

YHA Lee Valley consists of several waterside log cabins near Cheshunt in the Lee Valley Country Park. Ideal for walking, cycling, bird watching. The Lee Valley White Water centre offers a range of activities from canoeing and kayaking to white water rafting.  Cycle paths take you via the Olympic Park and Docklands to the Thames.  Or take a train for a day out in London.

Deposit £49 to book your place.

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

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