Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

June 2011

Wednesday 1st June

No Meeting

Many of us will be in Scotland.

The Viper pub

Wednesday 8th June

Evening Cycle Ride


Meet at the Viper, Mill Green at 7.30p.m. for an easy ride along lanes, byways and woodland trails.  Parts of  our route will be off-road, but flat and undemanding, ideal for novices, and manageable even without a mountain-bike.

The pub is delightfully situated in the middle of an oak wood, an ideal location for post-ride refreshment

(CM4 0PT for sat-navs, grid ref TL640019, see map).

Wednesday 15th June

Committee Meeting

We’ll be looking at walks and Wednesdays for September, – feel free to join us.

Sunday 19th June

Mersea Island Walk


Join John for a circumnavigation of Mersea Island. Once the home to one of the richest villa estates in Roman Britain, the island is steeped in history and has witnessed Roman merchantmen, Celtic saints, Viking longboats, Stuart earthworks, smugglers, Victorian novelists and 1940s invasion defences. The walk offers commanding views of the Blackwater, St. Peter's Headland, wildfowl in the Pyefleet Channel, and the oldest continuously-used causeway in Britain. The walk is about twelve miles. Meet at 10.30 am in the car park in West Mersea High Street (behind the library, grid ref TM009126, see map). Bring sandwiches for lunch. (Note, due to tides, egress from the island may be difficult before 1715)

Wednesday 22nd June

Dinner at The Alma

Dave J

Join Dave for a lovely meal out at The Alma, Arbour Lane, CM1 7RG at 7:30pm. Please let Dave know by 15th June if you’re coming, we may need to book a table.

Wednesday 29th June

Evening Walk – Pleshey


Meet in the main street in Pleshey, close to The Leather Bottle at 7:30pm for a short walk (about 3 miles) before returning to the pub for a drink about 9ish. (Pleshey is about 5 miles NW of Chelmsford, and the pub is in the centre of the village, grid ref TL665145, see map).

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

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