Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

October 2004

Wednesday 6th October

Pub Night


Join us for a cosy evening at the charming local hostelry of the Three Elms for drinks from 8:30pm. As this co-incides with Georges birthday, anyone wishing to help him celebrate with a delicious pub meal should contact him in advance to book a seat at his table.

To find it, leave Chelmsford on the A1060 (Rainsford Rd/Roxwell Rd), turn right at lights into Chignall Road, after 1 mile turn left (Mashbury Rd), signposted Chignall St. James. The Three Elms is on the right after another mile (Grid ref TL675097).


Sunday 10th October

Earls Colne Walk

Dave Colley

  • Meeting Point: Public Car Park, rear of the Co-op, off the High Street, Earls Colne.

  • Time: 10am sharp

  • Distance: 9 miles (Circular)

  • Lunch: White Swan PH. Wakes Colne. Own food may be eaten in the picnic area only. Food will be served on the premises (no need to book).

Because of the fading light a steady pace will have to be maintained throughout.

Wednesday 13th October

Committee Meeting

We will be trip planning for the New Year and organising Wednesday evening activities for December, including our infamous Christmas dinner. Everybody welcome!

Wednesday 20th October

Annual General Meeting


Our annual overview of club activites in the past 12 months and our plans for the future. Please make every effort to attend, the club is run by members, for members; and we need to know what you want.

This year we are looking for new talent on the committee as we will be losing Marion (and Trudi?). We are also looking for someone to fill Jim's shoes as club secretary. Please let us know if you are interested (or even mildly curious) in playing a part in the club's future.

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th October

Burley hostel

Burley Hostel in the New Forest


This hostel is a large house in extensive grounds with immediate access to the forest and within easy reach of the Beaulieu Motor Museum and the beaches of Bournemouth.

The New Forest, once William the Conqueror's hunting ground, is England's newest and smallest National Park. The landscape is unique and traditions exist here that are unchanged since mediaeval times. The New Forest's ancient woodlands and wilderness heaths remain largely intact, providing a variety of walking routes.

Deposit £24. Total about £45.

Wednesday 27th October

Dave & Mike on the Roof of Europe

Dave J & Mike

Come and see the slides of Dave & Mike's summer trip to the Alps. The adventurous duo were travelling hut to hut on the classic Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. About 100km between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Expect pictures of towering peaks, mighty glaciers and wildlife with really big horns. Not to be missed.

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

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