Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

June 2014

The Cricketers pub, Danbury

Wednesday 4th June

Pub Walk – The Cricketers


Meet at the National Trust car park almost opposite The Cricketers, CM3 4ED, on Danbury Common at 7:30pm. We’ll go for a short walk (3-4 miles) and return to the pub for a drink about 9ish.

Directions: Take A414 east from Chelmsford, turn right opposite the Bell Inn in Danbury (Well Lane), left at the end, car park is on the left after ¼ mile, just beyond junction with Penny Royal Rd; grid ref TL779046, see map.

Wednesday 11th June

Committee Meeting

Come and help organise the trips and events you want to take part in. All ideas welcome.

Sunday 15th June

Admiral McHardy Walk

Dave J

Meet at Danbury Sports Centre car park, CM3 4NQ, at 10:30am for a 9 mile walk along the Admiral McHardy Way. This is circular route, created to commemorate 150 years of policing in Essex, takes you along the banks of the Chelmer, across farmland, along the historic Grace’s walk, and through a variety of woodlands. Please bring sandwiches for lunch.

The Viper pub

Wednesday 18th June

Viper Bike Ride


Meet at the Viper, Mill Green at 7.30p.m for a ride along woodland trails and lanes. This ride of approximately 10 miles, will utilise as much off-road terrain as practicable. An enjoyable ride on mountain bikes, but the route has also been successfully undertaken on ordinary road bikes. Post-ride refreshment will be at the Viper PH from 9pm (CM4 0PT for sat-navs, grid ref TL640019, see map). Bring your bike lights in case we're late back.

Wednesday 25th June

Pub meal – The Hare


Join us at The Hare in Roxwell, CM1 4LU (on A1060 Bishops Stortford Road), from 7:30pm for a delicious meal. Let Cress know by 18th June if you want to come, for table booking purposes.

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June

Weekend at YHA Wye Valley


Come and stay at YHA Wye Valley (formerly Welsh Bicknor), set in 25 acres on the banks of the River Wye, in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, close to Symonds Yat Rock, with miles of footpaths to explore.

Described it as "magical and timeless", the River Wye was voted the county’s favourite river!

Directions: From the A40 from Ross on Wye to Monmouth, turn left signposted Goodrich. In Goodrich village, turn left opposite Jolly's stores. Follow the road for about 1½ miles and when road splits, take the right hand track (narrow and steep with hairpin bend). Note for Sat Nav users: the hostel postcode will take you to the wrong side of the river, please enter 'Goodrich' instead.

Deposit £25 please to book your place. . Total cost will be about £68, including bed, meals and petrol contribution.

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

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