Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

February 2020

Wednesday 5th February

Pub Night - The Cricketers


The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT (not to be confused with Danbury). Join us from 8:30pm for a drink or two.

Slindon Bunkhouse

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February 2020

Slindon, South Downs


Slindon National Trust Bunkhouse is set within the rural countryside of the South Downs National Park, near Arundel in West Sussex.

The Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland and a pretty village. Nearby are the seaside towns of Worthing, Littlehampton and West Wittering.

The bunkhouse has central heating, as well as a fire/wood burner in the sitting room. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag.

Directions: From the North take the A29 and from Slindon Common follow signs to Slindon. In Slindon go past the College, the turning to the College and National Trust Estate Office and Bunkhouse is on the left.

Grid ref SU958085. Post code BN18 0RG. ///booms.arch.leopard

Deposit £38 to book your place please.

Wednesday 12th February

Committee Meeting

Join us at The Crown in Sandon to plan events for May and trips for the summer.

Wednesday 19th February

Las Iguanas Meal


Join us for a taste of Latin America at Las Iguanas, Bond St, Chelmsford, CM1 1GD. We plan to eat at 7:30pm. Let Cress know by 12th February if you want to come, in case we want to book a table.

The Chelmer

Sunday 23rd February

Sunday Walk - Danbury


Join us for a walk from Danbury through Blakeswood to Little Baddow and along the river to Papermill Lock for tea and cakes, then back via Woodham Walter Common. Expected distance about 8 miles. Meet 10:30am at Danbury Sports and Leisure Centre car park. CM3 4NJ.

Wednesday 26th February

Chicxulub Talk

John M

One day 66 million years ago a largish lump of rock entered Earth's atmosphere and made a splash close to where the Yucatán Peninsula is today. This event is known as the Chicxulub Incident and is noteworthy as it directly wiped out almost 75% of plant life and animal life on Earth, including almost all dinosaurs.

John will give a talk on this event and will look at how and why it happened and the full ramifications for the succeeding course of life on Earth. We shall look at the role in the catastrophe of Jupiter and see how life on Earth is affected, influenced and indeed governed by the behaviour of other planetary bodies in the Solar system, something that is only now being recognised by evolutionary scientists.

8.30pm at the YMCA in Chelmsford.

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

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