Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

March 2018

Wednesday 7th March

Pub night – The Rodney


Join us for a drink at The Rodney pub in Little Baddow (CM3 4TQ)

Wednesday 14th March

Committee meeting

Planning events for May and trips for the winter. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.

Saffron Trail waymark

Sunday 18th March

Saffron Trail pt V

Dave J

The next leg takes us from Littley Green to Gt Dunmow via Felsted (7 miles). Meet in the White Street car park in Great Dunmow CM6 1AB (turn off Dunmow High Street at the traffic lights opposite the Post Office) at 10am for a car shuffle to the start of the walk. There are several pub and teashop opportunities on the route, but best to bring sarnis for lunch.

Wednesday 21st March

Mountain Safety Evening

Dave P

Time to mug up on some basic mountain safety and navigation tips before our annual trip to the Lake District. Possible topics include planning a walk, clothing & equipment, weather, scrambling and map reading.

Wednesday 28th March - No meeting

Thursday 29th March to Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Easter in the Lake District

Dave P

Rydal Water

We have booked Rydal Hall Youth Centre for 5 nights, near Ambleside in the Lake District. Sheltered by the high fells of Fairfield and its neighbours, Rydal enjoys outstanding views toward Windermere, and provides an excellent base for walking.

Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom/shower facilities, large common room with wood burning stove. Pillows are provided, but you'll need to bring a sleeping bag.

To find it, follow A591 for two miles north from Ambleside. In Rydal, turn right into the lane towards Rydal Mount, pass the church and take the second entrance on the right (just beyond the main gate of the hall). Pass behind the hall and over a small bridge. The youth centre is the large white building on the left (postcode LA22 9LX, see map).

£40 deposit to book a bed please. Total cost will be about £20 per night including meals, plus £40 towards petrol for those sharing lifts from Essex.

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

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