Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

October 2009

Wednesday 7th October

Annual General Meeting

The star event of the year! Please make every effort to come to our AGM. We will be reviewing the year’s events and voting on the committee to take us into the next year. As usual, we are looking for nominations for new committee members.

This is a club run by its members, for its members. We’re always keen to find new volunteers to help organise events. It is very important that as many of you as possible come and let us know what you think.

The meeting starts at 8:30pm in the Charles Peters Lounge of the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford.

Saturday 10th October


George’s Birthday Barn Dance


As many of you will be aware George turns 60 this year. To celebrate, he’s hosting a barn dance at Chignal St James Village Hall.

The plan is to bring a bottle and food to share, plus we’d like to have a whip round to help pay for the band, etc.  Everybody’s welcome, and it would be helpful if you let George know if you’re planning to come.

To find it, take the A1060 (Rainsford Rd./Roxwell Rd.) out of Chelmsford; turn right at lights into Chignall Rd., after 1 mile turn left (Mashbury Rd) signposted Chignall St. James. The hall is on the left after almost 2 miles (grid ref TL665108, see map). Dancing from 7.30pm.

Wednesday 14th October

Committee Meeting

Join us to plan our trips for late spring and events for January & February. Come along even if you’re just curious about what we do.

Walking in Epping Forest

Sunday 18th October

Epping Forest and Upshire Walk


A nine mile walk mostly through the splendid woodlands at the northern end of Epping Forest, once part of the vast royal hunting-grounds of the Forest of Essex.

Bring sandwiches for lunch, and meet at 10.30am at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach. (From M25 J26, turn left at roundabout towards Loughton, then right at crossroads by the Volunteer pub, and up the hill to High Beach. Grid ref TQ413982, postcode IG10 4AE, see map)

Wednesday 21st October

Ten Pin Bowling


Watch out those skittles! CYHA go bowling!

Ten-pin bowling at Tenpin, Tattersall Way, Widford Industrial Estate, Chelmsford. Please let Mike know in advance (by 14th August) if you want to come so we know how many lanes to book. Meet there at 8.30pm.

Cost will be £6 to £12 depending on the number of games.

Tanneries, Fez

Wednesday 28th October

Morocco slideshow

Dave & Ali

Warm up this autumn evening with a taste of the exotic as we travel to the Imperial City of Fes and the spectacular remains of a Roman town named after a flower.

Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November

Sheen Bunkhouse, Peak District

Dave P

YHA Sheen Bunkhouse is a newly converted barn in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. Comprehensively equipped, it offers a large lounge and well-equipped self-catering facilities. Passing close by the barn, the Manifold Valley Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail provide easy access to beautiful countryside. Dovedale, the Upper Dove Valley and the remote and mysterious moorlands around Flash and Longnor offer stunning scenery for walkers.

Deposit £28 to book your bed. Total cost  about £56.

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

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