Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

November 2015

Viet Kitchen, Chelmsford

Wednesday 4th November

Birthday Meal – Viet Kitchen


We enjoyed our last visit to the Viet Kitchen in Victoria Road, Chelmsford, so much that it was an obvious choice for a return visit. Whilst it is very close to Ali’s birthday, really it’s just an excuse for a pig-out on one of their delicious Vietnamese set menus. Let Ali know by Wed 28th if you want to come, so we can book a table. Meal at 7:30pm.

The restaurant is in Victoria Road, CM1 1NY, nearly opposite the YMCA.

Wednesday 11th November

Old Essex Maps


This is a talk hosted by the Chelmsford National Trust Centre at the Cramphorn Theatre featuring a subject close to our hearts – maps! Find out who created the early ones and why. The talk starts at 7:45pm.

Cost £5, pay on the door. The Cramphorn Theatre is in Fairfield Road, Chelmsford.


Sunday 15th November

Coggeshall to Feering Walk

Dave J

Meet at the village car park in Coggeshall at 10:30am (car park off Stoneham Street, CO6 1TT). The walk is about 7½ miles in all, with pubs and tea rooms en route, but please bring a few sandwiches to keep you going in between.

Wednesday 18th November

Committee Meeting

Planning events for February and trips for next Summer. As discussed at the AGM, as an experiment, we’ll be holding some of our committee meetings in a pub.  Please feel free to join us, we’ll be 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).

Climbing Triglav, Slovenia

Wednesday 25th November

Slovenia Slide Show

Dave J & Dave P

Two very different trips to the same very beautiful country. Expect glorious limestone peaks, verdant alpine valleys and turquoise lakes. Plus some pictures of the dramatic climb of Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain.

Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent

Friday 27th  to Sunday 29th November

Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent


The Octavia Hill National Trust Bunkhouse at Outridge Farm on the side of Toy’s Hill in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  A peaceful, rural location, yet only a few miles from the M25.

The bunkhouse is a Grade II listed building; it was originally used as a cattle shed and dairy as part of Outridge farm. It now has a well equipped kitchen, showers and central heating.

The bunkhouse is nestled in a secluded valley criss-crossed with several rights of way. Walking routes nearby include the Greensands Way and the Octavia Hill Trail. Other attractions in easy reach include Chartwell (Churchill's former home), Emmetts Garden and Anne Boleyn's childhood home Hever Castle.

Directions: From the A25 at Brasted, take turning signposted to Toys Hill (Chart Lane). After about a mile, turn right into Pipers Green Road. At the end of the road, turn left on the track, passing Outridge Farm, to the bunkhouse (Grid ref: TQ463525, Lat/Long: 51.253060,0.095959; nearest postcode TN16 1ND, see map).

You need to bring a sleeping bag (and pillow if you want one).

Deposit £35 please to reserve your bed. Total cost will be around £50, including accommodation, food & petrol contribution.

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

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