Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

July 2022

Please see our COVID Policy for trips

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July

Truleigh Hill, South Downs

Dave P

Truleigh Hill hostel is an unusual building high up on the South Downs, 4 miles north of Shoreham in Sussex. Built as a summer-house on brick stilts in the 1930s, it has since been modernized and extended. It has magnificent views across the hills towards Devil's Dyke. You can follow the South Downs Way footpath, which passes the hostel, to the hill fort on Devil's Dyke, and via the Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill) up to Ditchling Beacon.

Directions: From A27 take the A283 to Shoreham. Turn left at mini roundabout (by Red Lion and Amsterdam Inn). 400 yards turn left (signpost). 2nd right (Signpost). 2 miles sharp right hand bend, further 1 mile, hostel just after the trees. Grid ref TQ220105; Lat/Lng: 50.882035,-0.26273; What3Words ///rags.allies.switched.

Deposit £48 to book your bed please.

Wednesday 6th July


Events in October and trips away next year. Everybody welcome.

Wednesday 13th July

Pub Walk - Stock


 Meet in the Village Hall (CM4 9LR ///jets.booth.silks) car park at 7.30pm for a short walk followed by a drink at Bakers Arms pub.

Wednesday 20th July

Hylands Park – Picnic & Games


Meet in the Writtle bypass car park, near “Mauros In The Park” café and the children's play area at 7.30 pm (/// Bring a picnic to eat and some games to play.

If the weather is uncooperative, the Rose & Crown in Writtle is the wet weather option.

Sunday 24th July

Sudbury to Bures


A scenic slice through Suffolk & Essex with a walk from Sudbury to Bures, taking the train back at the end. Meet at Sudbury leisure (Station Rd, Sudbury CO10 2SU ///drifting.discloses.clocks) centre at 10:30am (free parking). Please bring sandwiches, but there is likely to a refreshment opportunity at the Lamarsh Lion PH en route.

Wednesday 27th July

Terling Pub Walk


Park by Terling Village Hall (The Dismals, CM3 2PS, ///consonant.vest.downcast) and meet outside the Rayleigh Arms in Terling at 7.30pm for a walk of 3-4 miles with a drink in the pub afterwards.

The Bailey Gate, Castle Acre

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July

Castle Acre, Norfolk


Join us for a weekend walking and cycling in Norfolk. We are staying in the lovely Old Red Lion hostel, a 17th Century former pub in the Norman walled village of Castle Acre near Swaffham. This beautiful historic village has the remains of a castle and a priory as well as a choice of pubs and tearooms. Nearby is the moated manor house Oxburgh Hall, and the coast is about 20 miles away. Castle Acre is on both the Peddar's and Nar Valley Way. Great for walkers and cyclists.

Castle Acre is 3¼ miles north of Swaffham. From the village centre, go under Norman Arch into Bailey Street, The Old Red Lion is on the left after 75 yards. Postcode PE32 2AG, grid ref TF818151, see ///hike.develop.escorting). The price includes a basic vegetarian breakfast, and all bedding and linen are provided (bring your own towel). There are a couple of twin rooms and a double available, as well as dorm beds.

Deposit £50 per person please.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm on Zoom. Please get in touch for joining instructions.

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