Chelmsford YHA Group

Programme

Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

June 2022

Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th June

The Herriot Way

Cressida

The Herriot Way walk is a 52-mile, circular walk that runs through some of the best scenery in the Yorkshire Dales.

We'll be walking it over the 4 days of the Jubilee weekend, spending 2 nights at YHA Hawes and 3 nights at YHA Grinton Lodge.

Proposed Itinerary:

  • Wednesday 1st June: Travel to Hawes (overnight at YHA Hawes)

  • Thursday 2nd June: Walk Aysgarth to Hawes (12 miles) (overnight at YHA Hawes)

  • Friday 3rd June: Walk Hawes to Keld (12½ miles) (drive to YHA Grinton Lodge for overnight)

  • Saturday 4th June: Walk Keld to Grinton (13 miles) (overnight at YHA Grinton Lodge)

  • Sunday 5th June: Walk Grinton to Aysgarth (13 miles) (drive back to YHA Grinton Lodge)

  • Monday 6th June: Travel home

Deposit £140 to book your place. Places are limited so don't delay.


Wednesday 8th June

Committee Meeting

Discussing things to do in September and trips away next year. Everybody welcome.


Wednesday 15th June

Pub Meal - Horse & Groom

Cress

Join us at the Horse and Groom, Roxwell Road, CM1 3RU for a delicious meal from 7.30pm. Let Cress know by 8th June if you want to come for table booking purposes.


Sunday 19th June

Royston Cave & Walk

Dave P

A private tour of a mysterious cave cut into the chalk bedrock beneath Royston in Hertfordshire, followed by a stunning walk on the chalk downs above the town.

No records of Royston cave's age or purpose exist. It may have been used by the Knights Templar, or as a private chapel or hermitage. It is unique for its numerous medieval carvings on the walls.

We have exclusive access to the cave for an hour - a guided tour and a chance to study the carvings up close, take photographs, ask questions and soak up the cave's atmosphere.

Following the tour of the cave, we'll go for a walk of about 8 miles exploring the woodland footpaths and chalk tracks of Therfield Heath, visiting Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, and climbing to see the views from Therfield Hill.

Meet at 10am at the Civic Centre Car Park, King James Way, Royston SG8 7XB (Car park free on Sundays) ///distanced.sudden.scope (cave tour starts 10:30).

Places on the tour are limited; we're collecting £10 each in advance to book.


The Wheatsheaf pub

Wednesday 22nd June

Evening Cycle or Walk

Jim, Cress

Meet in the Writtle village car park at 7:30pm (CM1 3DT, close to the duck pond, grid ref TL678062, ///upset.cracks.panic). Jim will be leading the bike ride, Cress the walk. Hopefully we will all be reunited in the Wheatsheaf PH for a drink afterwards.



Wednesday 29th June

Evening Pub Walk Queens Head

Ali

Meet outside the Queens Head, Church Road, Boreham, CM3 3EG at 7:30pm for a short walk down to the River Chelmer and back for a snifter before it gets dark.


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

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