Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

June 2017

Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June

Northern Ireland - Mourne Mountains & Causeway Coast


CYHA is going to Northern Ireland. First, the Mountains of Mourne which are proper jagged mountains on the Co. Down coast, including the highest in Northern Ireland, and then the Antrim coast, including the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede and the Glens of Antrim. There is the chance to go via Belfast in the middle of the week.

The plan is to stay in independent hostels; The Hutt (formerly YHA Newcastle Co. Down), and Sheep Island View in Ballintoy for 4 nights each. We will fly from Stansted airport to Belfast International airport and hire cars.

Expected cost is around £400. Flights and accommodation have now been booked for those who've paid.

Wednesday 7th June

Evening Pub Walk – Mountnessing


Meet at The Prince of Wales, Mountnessing (CM15 0UG, GR TQ632979) at 7:30pm (there’s a public car park behind the village hall, opposite the pub) for a 4 mile walk, taking in the windmill, Ingatestone Hall and the quiet back lanes of Padhams Green. We’ll be back at the pub shortly after 9pm for a well-earned drink.

Flitch Way

Sunday 11th June

Bike Ride: Ring around Braintree

Dave P

Meet at 10:30am at Rayne Station car park for a 36 mile ride taking in the little villages circling Braintree. Ample pub opportunities and tea room at the finish, even the possibility of a short cut if the full route looks too daunting. Please bring sandwiches for your lunch.

(Look for brown sign "Flitch Way Rayne Station Centre" off the main street through Rayne, 2 miles west of Braintree. Grid ref TL726224, Postcode CM77 6RX, see map )

Wednesday 14th June

Committee Meeting

Planning events for September and trips for the winter. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon.

The Viper pub

Wednesday 21st June

Midsummer Evening Bike Ride


Meet at the Viper, Mill Green at 7.30p.m. for an easy ride along lanes and byways and woodland trails. 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.

Stow cum Quy

Sunday 25th June

Anglesey Abbey Walk


Meet at Anglesey Abbey at 10:30am (CB25 9EJ, charge for car park, National Trust members free) for a 9½ mile walk taking in the fields and fens around Little Wilbraham, Bottisham and Lode. There is also the bonus of the very nice NT tea room at Anglesey Abbey at the end. Bring sandwiches.

Anglesey Abbey car park is on B1102, grid ref TL533622, see map.

The Compasses Inn, Littley Green

Wednesday 28th June

Pub Meal – The Compasses


Meet at The Compasses, Littley Green (CM3 1BU, see map) at 7:30 pm for a bit of something to eat. The pub is famous for its huffers, but also does more traditional pub grub. Let Cress know by 21 June if you want to come.

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

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