Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

January 2007

Wednesday 3rd January

Pub Night ~ Queen’s Head, Boreham


Join us for a drink at the Queens Head in Boreham from 8:30pm. The Queens Head is a quaint little pub set in the heart of the village, well off the beaten track.

From the Chelmsford direction on the old A12, in Boreham take the right turn by “The Wine Barrel” into Church Road. Follow the road round a left hand bend and past the church. The Queens Head is on the left set back from the road at the far side of the church (see map).

Wednesday 10th January

Slideshow of the Year

Dave P

Bet you can’t remember all the fab things we’ve done in 2006. Well, here’s your chance to have a look through your pics and select some highlights to share with the rest of us.

Please get electronic copies to Dave by the New Year trip, if you have hard copies to be scanned please get them to him before Christmas.

Sunday 14th January


Weald Park Walk


A 5mile walk taking in the lakes & woodland of Weald Park near Brentwood. We start at the Visitor Centre car park  on Weald Road (¼ mile NW of South Weald village, grid ref TQ570940, see map) at 10:30am. Please bring sandwiches for lunch.

Wednesday 17th January

Committee meeting

We will be trip planning for summer and organising Wednesday evening activities for March.

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January 2007

Castle Acre, Norfolk


The Old Red Lion is an independent hostel in the historic Norman town of Castle Acre, North West Norfolk. This medieval walled town lies within the outer bailey of an 11th-century castle. Castle Acre is on the Peddars Way, an ancient track, now a long distance path.

Castle Acre is 3¼ miles north of Swaffham. The Old Red Lion, a former pub, is on the left 75 yards down Bailey Street (go under Norman Arch in village centre, grid ref TF818151, see map). The price includes wholefood vegetarian breakfast, and all bedding and linen are provided.

£36 deposit to book your place. Total cost of the weekend will be about £50

Wednesday 24th January

Call My Bluff


To play this game you don’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the English language,  just the ability to lie a little better than the other team.

Wednesday 31st January

Scotland slides


Come and see Clive's stunning pictures from his trip to the outer reaches of Britain last year.  Travelling to the far north of Scotland, then on to the main Orkney island with a trip to the Skara Brae archaeological site and staying at Carbisdale Castle youth hostel on the way home.

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

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