Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

July 2009

West Park Pitch and Putt

Wednesday 1st July

Pitch n Putt

Dave J

An evening of something vaguely resembling golf! Meet in the car park of West Park Pitch and Putt, Waterhouse Lane, Chelmsford at 7.30pm if you want a game, or 9pm at the Black Bull pub in Rainsford Road if you just fancy a pint. Cost: approx. 4.

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Dorset coast


On the edge of the tranquil fishing village of West Lulworth, this hostel is surrounded by fields and wonderful views of the Dorset hills, and its a miles walk to the oyster-shaped Lulworth Cove and dramatic coastline.

Deposit 32 to book your bed (total cost will be about 57, including accommodation, meals and petrol contribution).

The Cock Tavern, Ongar

Wednesday 8th July

Ongar Pub Walk


Starting from the Budworth Hall car park in Chipping Ongar at 7:30pm (large car parks on both sides of High St. A128, grid ref TL552031, see map) , well be taking a lovely walk of 3 or 4 miles out to Greensted Church (oldest wooden church in the world) and back. We should be propping up the bar in The Cock in Ongar from about 9pm.

Wednesday 15th July

Committee Meeting

Join us to plan our trips for late winter and events for October & November. Everybody welcome.


Sunday 19th July

Pidley Walk

James & Marion

Meet at 10:30 am outside the Co-Op Food Store, off Marley Road in St Ives, grid ref TL312736, see map. Plenty of parking available. From here, following an elongated figure of eight route, we will amble through pleasant farmland to the pretty villages of Woodhurst and Pidley, before returning to St Ives. Distance is approx 9 miles, and assent negligible, however if the walk proves too much we can always call out the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team!!! Please bring a packed lunch (or supplies can be purchased from the afore mentioned Co-Op), and we will be passing a pub en route. Everybody welcome back to ours for tea and cakes afterwards.

Wednesday 22nd July

The Three Compasses, West Hanningfield

Hanningfield Cycle Ride


Meet at The Three Compasses PH at West Hanningfield (Grid ref TQ727997, 5 miles south of Chelmsford, see map) at 7:30pm for a cycle ride round the reservoir before returning to the pub for some well-earned refreshment.

Wednesday 29th July

Slide Show: Hiking on Gran Canaria


John will give a slideshow and talk on hiking on Gran Canaria - one of the Atlantic's secret gems for walking. We will look at scenery, trails, the topography and the history of this extraordinary island, which is a competitor for the title 'Atlantis'. Hear about the mysterious Guanches (about whom so much has been written but so little actually known) and the role of the island in modern Spain.

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August

Stour Valley Bunkhouse, Suffolk


A brand new bunkhouse in 'Constable Country', Stour Valley Bunkhouse is on a working farm on the Stour estuary, near Manningtree. Some of us will take our bikes, and some will explore the countryside on foot. There is an excellent network of footpaths and the Coastal path runs along the shore to Dedham Vale and the Essex Way. Seafield Bay, 5 minutes from the Bunkhouse is well known to birdwatchers and nearby Alton Water offers dinghy and board sailing, walks and cycling, with cycles available to hire. There are waymarked cycle routes on quiet roads throughout the district

Deposit 25 to book your bed.

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

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