Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

January 2005

Wednesday 5th January

Pub Night - The Griffin - Danbury


For those of you wishing to chase away the winter chills, what could be nicer than tucking up in a cosy corner of The Griffin with your chums. The Griffin is in Main Road (A414), Danbury, at the top of the hill (grid ref TL783052, see map.

Wednesday 12th January

Committee Meeting

We will be trip planning for the Summer and organising Wednesday evening activities for April. Everybody welcome!

Sunday 16th January


Coggeshall & Feering Walk


A walk of 7½ miles in the Blackwater Valley, starting in Coggleshall, and with a pub lunch in Feering. The route uses part of the Essex way, and also follows the river Blackwater, passing a two mills, a ruined Cistercian Monastery, and a 12th century wooden Essex Barn. There are several medieval timber framed houses in Coggleshall, as well as pubs and a tea room. Meet 10:30am in the main Car-Park behind the clock-tower (grid ref TL849227, see map). Please let Jim know a week in advance to book a table at the pub.

Wednesday 19th January


Corsica talk with pictures

John M

John will be enthralling us with more of his travellers tales, this time John is taking us to the "Scented Isle" of Corsica. Discover that there is more to this island than Napoleon's home town. Fabulous coastal scenery mixes with a spectacular mountainous interior, all steeped in history. Brilliant stuff.

Wednesday 26th January

Fun with Maths!


Cressida shows us there is more to maths than 2 plus 2. An entertaining evening of games, puzzles and brainteasers. You won't believe how much fun maths can be!

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th January

Ivinghoe hostel

Ivinghoe Hostel, Chilterns


The former home of a brewer, this Georgian mansion stands in the picturesque Buckinghamshire village of Ivinghoe. It is an ideal base for walking in the Chilterns.

Attractions near Ivinghoe include Pitstone Windmill (the oldest post mill in the south of England), the Grand Union canal at Pitstone Wharf, and the National Trust Ashridge Forest. Walkers (as well as walking the canal towpath) can take the Ridgeway from Pitstone Hill to Ivinghoe Beacon and Tring and beyond.

Deposit £24. Total cost about £35.

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

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