Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

May 2014

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th May

Lockton, North York Moors


Spend the Bank Holiday weekend at Lockton Hostel (aka YHA Dalby Forest) in the North York Moors National Park. Nearby Dalby Forest offers walks to Brimham Rocks and Forest paths as well as Going Ape and Segway for the more adventurous. There are also walks to the Hole of Horcum and Newtondale Gorge local to the hostel. For a more leisurely day visit Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay or ride on the North York Moors Railway.

Deposit £45 please. Total cost will be about £98 including food, petrol and 3 nights at the hostel.

Wednesday 7th May

Berlin Night


An opportunity to preview aspects of the city prior to our visit. Doug will present video and slides of his visit in 2005.

Wednesday 14th May

Committee meeting

We’ll be organising events for July & August, plus trips for later in the year. Here’s your chance to tell us what you want to do. Everybody welcome.

Flitch Way

Sunday 18th May

Cycle Ride: Flitch Way Spring Greens


Meet at Rayne railway station car park, 10.15am for a 10.30 start. Cycle seventeen miles to Hatfield Forest Shell House, along the Flitch Way. Refreshments at the Shell House (packed lunch or can be purchased at venue). Cycle seventeen miles to Rayne station along quiet lanes, via Gt Canfield, North End and Felstead.

(Look for brown sign "Flitch Way Rayne Station Centre" off the main street through Rayne, 2 miles west of Braintree. Grid ref TL726224, Postcode CM77 6RX, see map )


Wednesday 21st May

Heybridge Basin Evening Walk


Meet at the Daisy Meadow car park by Heybridge Basin at 7:30pm for a walk of about 2½ miles, finishing with a drink at The Ship pub afterwards.

Heybridge Basin is signposted from the B1026 between Heybridge and Goldhanger (grid ref TL870069, postcode CM9 4RP, see map)

Berlin Montage (Wikipedia)

Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st May



We’re planning a week in Berlin, staying at a Jugendgastehaus Hauptbahnhof hostel in the city centre. As well as sightseeing and museums, there are parks, gardens and lakes to explore on foot or by bike, and excursions to the forests and waterways of Spreewald, the Mecklenburg Lake district, and the baroque beauty of Dresden.

Flights and accommodation have now been booked for those who paid deposits. If anyone else is interested please contact Cressida for details.

The White Horse

Wednesday 28th May

Pub night – The White Horse


Join Andrew for a drink and a chat at the White Horse in Townfield St, CM1 1QJ, from 8:30pm. (grid ref TL 705072, see map; close to the railway station - park in Glebe Road car park)

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

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