Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

May 2013

Wednesday 1st May

Pub Quiz


Join Jim for a bit of intellectual stimulation at the Riverside Inn in Victoria Road, Chelmsford. Registration for the quiz is at 8pm, but food is available if you want to get there a bit earlier.

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May

Street in Somerset

Dave P

Bank Holiday weekend at this Swiss-chalet style hostel near Glastonbury. Climb the Tor, walk in the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels. Also visiting the seaside at Weston-super-Mare might be possible, and the Quantock Hills are not far away.

Directions: From Street, take the Somerton road (B3151) south for two miles. Turn right at the Marshall Elms crossroads signposted for Bridgwater A39. The hostel is 500 yards on the right. If you're using a Sat Nav please enter the location as 'Street', the road name as 'Cockrod' and select 'Marshall Elms Cross Road', don't use the hostel postcode. (grid ref ST480345)

Deposit £39 will book your bed for the 3 nights Total cost of the weekend will be about £80, including meals and petrol contribution.

Wednesday 8th May

Committee Meeting

We’ll be planning Wednesdays for August and trips away for mid winter.

Wednesday 15th May

Burma Slide Show


Join us for highlights of Doug’s recent trip to Burma (or is that Myanmar?), “an untouched treasure trove of exotic and varied attractions”.

The Church at Ulting (Tom)

Sunday 19th May

Canal Walk

Dave P

A walk through the heart of Essex, from Chelmsford to Heybridge Basin, along the towpath of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. The walk is about 14 miles.

We’ll probably stop for tea in the afternoon at Paper Mill lock, and finish with a pint at The Old Ship, but please bring sandwiches for lunch.

Meet at the Heybridge Basin Daisy Meadow car park (grid ref TL870069, see map) at 10:00am (Heybridge Basin is signposted from the B1026 between Heybridge and Goldhanger). We’ll leave most of our cars at Heybridge Basin, and organise lifts to Chelmsford, to walk back to Heybridge.

Wednesday 22nd May

Pub walk - Boreham


Meet outside the Queen’s Head, next to the church, in Church Road, Boreham at 7:30pm for a 4 mile walk out to Papermill Lock and back to the pub for a night cap. We should be back before dark, but best bring a torch just in case. Parking at the pub is a bit limited, but there’s plenty of parking round the corner in Plantation Rd or Juniper Rd.

25th May to 2nd or 9th June

View to Harris from Berneray

Explore the Outer Hebrides

Dave P

We’re planning a trip based on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Option A: Two week trip

Option B: One week trip

  • 25/26 May: By air, or bus/ferry to Stornoway,  hire car, drive to Drinishader (South Harris).

  • 1st June: return car Stornoway, flight/bus/ferry home.

This trip is now fully booked.

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

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