Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

July 2010

Wednesday 7th July

The Three Elms, Chignal St James

Evening Cycle Ride


Blow away the cobwebs with a lovely cycle ride round Hanningfield reservoir.

Park in West Hanningfield village and meet at The Three Compasses pub at 7:30pm (Post code CM2 8UQ, Grid ref TQ727997, 5 miles south of Chelmsford, see map).

Wednesday 14th July

Committee Meeting

Join us for trip planning for late spring and all the best in local walks. Everybody welcome!

Friday 16th to Sunday 17th July


Sheringham, Norfolk


Our summer seaside weekend on the North Norfolk coast.  Some of us will bring our bicycles to explore the quiet country lanes. Walkers and sightseers also welcome!

YHA Sheringham is a large Victorian building set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the heritage coastline of Norfolk in a seaside resort where shellfishing remains an important industry. The hostel is ideally positioned for visiting beaches, the steam railway and the heavy horse centre.

Also, Ian, our local guide, has offered to organise walks, train rides, tea shops, beaches and Broads tours and a possible trip on a Mississippi Paddle steamer!

Deposit £44 to book your place please. Estimated total cost is £62 including hostels, meals and  petrol contribution.

Margaretting Church

Wednesday 21st July

Pub walk – The White Hart


Meet at 7:30pm at the White Hart in Margaretting Tye (postcode CM4 9JX, grid reference TL684012, see map) for a short walk (4 miles) to enjoy the summer air. We’ll be back about 9ish for well-earned drink.

Wednesday 28th July

Zambezi Slide Show


Join Andrew for a tour of Zambia, including canoeing on Africa’s fourth-longest river. Fuel your thirst for adventure!

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August

Chelmsford Centenary Circle

Dave J

Centenary Circle waymark

The Chelmsford Centenary Circle is a 22 mile route which circumnavigates Chelmsford. We’re planning to walk it in two sections over the weekend. The route was created in 1988 to mark 100 years of Chelmsford as a Borough. Although much of the walk is close to Chelmsford, it is surprisingly rural with a mixture of woodland and farmland.

Saturday - meet at Galleywood Common car park (on B1007 Stock Road, TL704022, see map) at 10am for a car shuffle to the start in Springfield. We will then walk the first half of the Circle back to Galleywood via the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation, Sandon and Great Baddow.

 Sunday - meet at Galleywood Common car park at 10 am for the second half of the circle back to Springfield via Hylands Park, Writtle, the western edge of Melbourne and Broomfield.

We did the walk last year and it is well worth the effort with some fine views especially in the bottom half of the walk and you can then say you have completed a long distance path!

Please let Dave J know if you are coming to help with working out the car shuffle options in advance. Bring sandwiches on both days.

 There is no need to do both legs but it may be more rewarding if you do.

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

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