Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events
Wednesday 2nd May
Pub Night – The Leather Bottle
Join us from 8:30pm for a drink at The Leather Bottle in Pleshey, CM3 1HG.
Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May 2018
Deposit £42 please.
Wednesday 9th May
Planning events for August and trips for the winter. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.
Sunday 13th May
Meet in Bures village at 10:30am by the church in Church Square CO8 5BT, where there is some on street parking. The route takes us NE to the quaint thatched St Stephens Chapel, then round to the south to Wissington, before returning to Bures via Wormingford Church. In total it’s about 11 miles and three dragons. Bring sarnis for lunch, but hopefully there will be a drink in the pub at the end.
The picturesque villages of Bures St Mary, Wissington and Wormingford are well endowed with rich artistic and historic associations, not least the legend of a fierce dragon which once dwelt in the neighbourhood...
Wednesday 16th May
Pub Walk – Little Burstead
Meet at the public car park by the Dukes Head, Little Burstead, CM12 9TA at 7:30pm for a short walk around Laindon Common before a nightcap at the pub about 9ish.
Wednesday 23rd May
Canaries slide show
Postponed from a snowy February, join Dave P and Jim for some spectacular scenery and a sprinkling of dramatic volcanoes.
Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018
We have booked Inverbroom Lodge, a Victorian shooting lodge in an outstanding location at the head of Loch Broom, about 8 miles from Ullapool. It has 3 double rooms and 6 twins, mostly en-suite, a sitting room with large sofas and open fire, spacious and well equipped kitchen, grand dining room, drying room and even a games room with billiard table. The lodge is available to us from Sunday 27th May for 7 nights.
There are mountain, valley and forest walks from the door. The four Munros of the Beinn Dearg group are within walking distance, and there are forest paths and stalkers tracks for lower level walks, including the historic coffin route to Dundonnell. Local walks on the 20,000-acre Inverbroom Estate have spectacular views of Loch Broom. A half-hour drive gives access to other mountain areas: An Teallach, Fisherfield and the Fannaichs to the south, and the unique wild landscapes of Assynt and Inverpolly to the north.
Other attractions in the area include:
It’s too far to drive from Essex in one day (about 600 miles), so the options are:
Total cost of the week is expected to be less than £400, including accommodation, food and travel, assuming sharing lifts from Essex.
A deposit of £150 is needed to reserve your place at Inverbroom Lodge.
THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL
Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford
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