Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

November 2018

St Catherines Church Eskdale

Friday 2nd to Friday 9th November

Eskdale, Lake District

Dave P

An autumnal week in the Lake District. We've booked Fisherground Farmhouse in Eskdale - a self-catering house sleeping 16 people (4 doubles and 4 twins). The house is in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District, and has fantastic views of the surrounding fells. The George IV pub is just 10 minutes’ walk away.

On Monday (5th November), we'll be celebrating Ali's big birthday.

Come for a long weekend, or the full week. Cost of accommodation about £20 per person per night (with a minimum payment of 4 nights per person).

Directions: From M6 J36 follow signs to Barrow (A590). 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge turn right to Workington (A5092). After 10 miles (&threequarters; mile beyond Broughton) turn right at lights to Ulpha. Turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale. Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles). Turn right up the valley road. Fisherground is 200 yards on your left.

To find the parking please turn into the orchard, cross the bridge over the stream, drive past the wooden lodges and follow the entrance between the barn and the house (avoid parking in the yard in front of the Farmhouse).

Please arrive after 16:30. The beds will be made up for you; please bring your own towels.

Deposit £80 to book your bed.

Wednesday 14th November

Committee Meeting

Planning events for February and trips for next summer. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.

Wednesday 21st November

Battleship Potemkin


Join us at the Cramphorn Theatre at 7.30pm for a showing of this classic Soviet film from 1925 about the mutiny of a ship’s crew against their tyrannical masters. Endlessly referred to by later film makers, this is a must for any fan of cinema. We only have a handful of tickets, so let Cress know right away if you want to come (£6.90).

Clock tower, Coggeshall

Sunday 25th November

Coggeshall and Feering Walk


Meet at 10:30am at Coggeshall car park (off Stoneham Street, CO6 1TT) for a walk of about 7½ miles. Expect views across the Blackwater valley, with a riverside walk near the end. Attractions include medieval churches at Coggeshall and Feering, plus Paycocke's House and the monastic barn and chapel near Coggeshall.

Please bring sandwiches for lunch, but there should be a pub stop en route with pubs and cafes at Coggeshall to finish.

Laugavegur, Iceland

Wednesday 28th November

Iceland slideshow

Dave P

Dave and Ali survived the Laugevegur trek through the volcanic interior of Iceland and will be bringing you views of breathtaking mountains, massive waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes. It is scenery like nowhere else on earth.

Cambridge Hostel

Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December

Weekend in Cambridge


Staying at the recently refurbished YHA in Cambridge, a Victorian town house, just a few minutes walk from the city centre.

Enjoy riverside walks, visit museums and art galleries, see beautiful architecture, explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, relax in the many pubs and cafes.

On Saturday, the Mill Road Winter Fair has food stalls, music and entertainment.

Deposit £54 to book your bed please.

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

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