Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

Other Forthcoming Events

If you have any suggestions or preferences for trips and events please let the committee know. We have the following planned so far:

1912 Centre Harwich

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October

1912 Centre, Harwich


We've booked the 1912 Centre, a hostel in the old fire station in the Harwich Conservation Area. Including a celebration of George's 70th birthday with a Polish themed buffet and nautical activities.

This hostel is in the heart of Harwich heritage area, only 50m from the sandy beach, promenade and harbour. It was built in 1912 as the Town Fire Station, and has been converted to a fully-equipped hostel. We have sole use for this weekend. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag.

Lower Light, Harwich

There'll be opportunities to explore the historic port. Visit Dedham and follow the Stour Estuary from Manningtree, Mistley and Wrabness to the seaside resort of Dovercourt.

Directions: From A120 follow signs past Harwich Quay until you come to a large painted wall mural, then take 1st right and the hostel is on your right.

Or from Harwich Town railway station, follow signs to Electric Palace. (Cow Lane, Off Wellington Rd, CO12 3ES, see map)

£40 deposit to book a bed

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November

Chilterns Bunkhouse

Dave P

The Chilterns National Trust bunkhouse is a rustic restored barn surrounded by woodland on the Ashridge Estate near Tring. Despite its rural location, there are a couple of pubs within walking distance. Also Ivinghoe Beacon, the Ridgeway, Icknield Way and Chilterns Way paths are nearby. The Ashridge Estate is likely to be good for autumn colours in early November.

£42 deposit to book a bed


Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December

Weekend in Oxford


Visit the City of Dreaming Spires, staying at YHA Oxford. Purpose-built hostel located close to the railway station in the heart of the city. Explore historic colleges, museums and pubs.

We also plan to walk a section of the Thames path, heading upstream from Oxford.

£50 deposit to book a bed please.

Friday 27th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020


Dave P

For New Year, we will be staying at the National Trust's Exmoor Bunkhouse. At Countisbury Hill on the fringes of Exmoor, there are miles of coastal hikes and moorland walks on the doorstep. The bunkhouse, a converted barn, provides comfortable accommodation surrounded by dramatic valleys, rugged moorland and an impressive rocky coastline, There's a pub, The Blue Ball Inn, just a few yards away, and the nearby towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are well worth visiting.

£40 deposit to book a bed.

Thursday 9th to Tuesday 14th April 2020

Easter in the Lake District

Dave P

We'll be staying in the Carlisle Diocesan Youth Centre at St John's-in-the-Vale, nestled in the North Lakeland hills 4 miles from Keswick.

£40 deposit to book a bed.

23rd to 30th May 2020

Andalusia, Spain


Casa La Negra is a large villa in a secluded spot overlooking the Sierra Tejadas National Park, near the villages of Baños de Vilo and Periana, about 50 minutes' drive from Malaga Airport.

We expect the total cost of the week to be less than £400, including flights and car hire.

Please contact Cressida if you want more details.

This trip is now full.

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