Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events
Friday 31st May to Sunday 9th June
A Week in Scotland
Make the most of the double Golden Jubilee bank holiday with a week in the Scottish Highlands.
£78 deposit will book your place. Total cost is expected to be about £160 each, including hostels, food and petrol.
Wednesday 5th June
Sadly, as many of us will be basking in tropical sunshine north of the border (I can hope, can't I?), there will be no meeting this evening (unless anyone else volunteers to organise something?).
Wednesday 12th June
The usual arrangement - everyone invited to the Y from 8.30 to discuss future trips and events. Even if you can't make it to the meeting in person feel free to forward any suggestions to a committee member.
Wednesday 19th June
Pitch 'n' Putt
An evening of something vaguely resembling golf! Meet in the car park of West Park Pitch and Putt, Waterhouse Lane, Chelmsford (see map) at 7.30pm if you want a game, or after dark at the nearby Marsham Arms if you just fancy a pint.
Sunday 23rd June
Stroll Along The Stour
Join me for a stroll along the banks of the Stour Estuary as CYHA venture, once again, into Constable Country. Starting at Manningtree (Great Eastern Railway) Station (grid ref. 093322, see map) the route takes in Dedham, famous in the 13th and 14th Centuries for it's textile industry. We will return to Manningtree via Flatford Mill, the setting for Constable's paintings The Mill Stream and The Haywain.
The walk will be six and a half miles long (or 10.5K) with the pace hopefully easy going. Refreshments available en route are plentiful with tea rooms at Dedham, Flatford Mill and, if open on a Sunday, the Buffet at Manningtree Station. For those that prefer something stronger there are also several public houses in Dedham. Bring along a packed lunch so that we can maximise tea room opportunities and take advantage of the scenery. If time permits, boats can be hired at Dedham and Flatford Mill, for those of a nautical bent.
Meet at the YMCA, Victoria Road at 9:30am or at Manningtree Railway Station at 10:15am - please contact Gary if you can offer or want a lift. Come armed with your sarnies (and Landranger 168).
Wednesday 26th June
Midsummer Cycle Ride
Then we return through Writtle back to Chelmsford. Total distance about 13 miles.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford
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