Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

May 2008

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th May

Leominster, Herefordshire

Dave J

Leominster (pronounced 'Lemster'), "The Town in the Marches", is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, close to Offa's Dyke. YHA Leominster is in a section of the Old Priory monastic complex, part of the Benedictine monastery that dates back to 1123. It now offers comfortable accommodation in this historic market town.

To book your bed for the three nights of the bank holiday weekend, please send £45 deposit. (Estimated total £80).

Wednesday 7th May

Pub Night: The Crown, Sandon


Join us for a drink from about 8.30pm at the Crown in Sandon. Sandon is about 3 miles south west of Chelmsford, near the A12 bypass, signposted from A1060 Maldon Rd (former A414). The Crown is in the centre of the village, near the Church (grid ref TL744048, postcode CM2 7SH, see map).

Ightham Mote (Wikipedia)

Sunday 11th May

Ightham Mote walk


Meet at 10:30am in the car park of Ightham Mote, Kent (grid ref TQ584535, postcode TN15 0NT, see map). Ightham Mote is an outstanding 14th-century moated manor house in the care of the National Trust and can be found between the A227 south of Borough Green and A25 east of Sevenoaks.

A 7½ mile walk through the woods (hopefully the bluebells will be out) and then up onto the Greensand ridge. There is a pub at Underriver and a tea room at Ightham Mote. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Wednesday 14th May

Committee Meeting

Everybody welcome to help plan future events.

Wednesday 21st May

The Hoop, Stock

Evening Walk from Stock


Meet outside the Hoop PH in Stock (on B1007 between Chelmsford and Billericay, grid ref TQ693991, postcode CM4 9BD, see map) at 7:30pm for a splendid four mile walk, taking you through the grounds of Stock church and then offering views of the Wid valley. Naturally there will be the opportunity to call in at the Hoop at the end of the walk.

Parking is in the road near to the Hoop. Please bring a torch, just in case.

Wednesday 28th May

No Meeting: Most of us will be in Cornwall!

Saturday 24th May to Sunday 1st June

A Week in Cornwall

Dave P

This year we’ll be spending the spring bank holiday week in Cornwall, staying at three different hostels. All are on the South West Coast Path, giving us opportunities to walk on three different sections of the coast, as well as the chance to visit beaches, picturesque towns, historical sites and magnificent gardens.

Perranporth Hostel

For the first four nights we’ll be at Perranporth hostel. Once a coastguard station, YHA Perranporth is perched in a clifftop location on the rugged north coast of Cornwall, with spectacular views of untamed Atlantic seas and three miles of sandy beaches.

Lizard Hostel

Then on Wednesday (28th May), we move on to Lizard hostel for three nights. A former Victorian hotel by the lighthouse at Lizard Point, this newly restored building has stunning views out to sea. Almost the most southerly building in England, it provides a superb base for exploring the spectacular coastline of this historic peninsula.

Elmscott Hostel

Our last night (31st May) will be at Elmscott hostel, near Hartland Point on the North Devon coast. This hostel is a renovated school building, surrounded by stunning unspoilt coastline, with views of Lundy Island.

The total cost for the week is expected to be about £220 (including beds, meals and contribution to petrol).

A deposit of £140 is required to book your bed.

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

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