Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

March 2016

Wednesday 2nd March

Pub night – The Rodney


This is a lovely traditional pub out at The Rodney, Little Baddow (CM3 4TQ), which does great beer. Ali will be there from about 8:30pm, but if you fancy treat you could come a bit earlier for a meal (food served from 7pm).

Wednesday 9th March

Committee Meeting

Planning events for June and trips for the Autumn. Please feel free to join us.

Hedingham Castle

Sunday 13th March

Castle Hedingham walk


Meet in Castle Hedingham at 10:30am, close to The Bell Inn in St James St (CO9 3EJ) for a walk of about 11 miles taking in Gt Yeldham and Sible Hedingham. Please bring sandwiches, but there should be plenty of opportunity for a teashop or pub when we get back.

Wednesday 16th March

Mountain Safety & Navigation

Dave P

A chance to re-fresh your safety skills before our Easter trip to the Lake Distrct.

Wednesday 23rd March

No meeting

No meeting as quite a lot of us will already be on our way to the Lakes.

The Langton Centre, Hartsop

Thursday 24th to Tuesday 29th March

Easter in the Lake District

Dave P

Five nights at the Langton Centre, Hartsop in Patterdale, at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, near Brotherswater, 2 miles from Ullswater and in sight of Hellvelyn and the High Street range. An ideal location for some of the best walking in the Lake District.

The centre has been refurbished since our last visit. It has central heating, showers, a lounge with easy chairs, dining room and games room, a drying room and well equipped kitchen.

Pillows and blankets are provided; you need to bring a pillowcase and sleeping bag or sheets and duvets.

To find it, turn off A592 near Brotherswater onto the lane to Hartsop. We are in the big white house immediately on the left. Grid reference NY405133, postcode CA11 0NZ. Parking behind the house (by the games room, not in the lane).

Cost will be about £17 per night including food, plus around £35 petrol contribution for those sharing lifts from Essex.

This trip is now fully booked

Wednesday 30th March

Southern India slideshow

Carol F

Share Carol’s cultural adventure across the colourful landscape of southern India. From intricately carved temples to lush jungles and historic harbour ports; the heights of the Western Ghats to Chennai and the Bay of Bengal. A trip not to be missed!

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

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