Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2007

Wednesday 5th September

Old Leigh evening walk


Join us at the lovely village of Old Leigh near Southend for a short stroll along the sea front at dusk. Meet at 7.30pm in the pay and display carpark near Belton Gardens about ľ mile east of Leigh-on-Sea railway station (grid reference TQ836858, see map ). The car-park is under the railway bridge (shown as a white road on 1:50,000 Thames Estuary map).

If you canít join us for the walk, how about joining us for a drink in the Crooked Billet (51 High St, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2EP) from about 9pm.

Discovery Replica (Real Essex)

Sunday 9th September

The Discovery at Harwich


This September the replica ship Discovery is visiting Harwich, so we thought it would be fun to go and meet her. It is the 400th anniversary of Jamestown Virginia USA which was founded by people from Essex - hence the event.† There is also a free exhibition on the Quay side.†

Meet at 10.30am at the HaíPenny Pier visitor centre (grid ref TM259328, see map), The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, for a walk of about 4 miles. Bring sandwiches for lunch, then weíll visit the museum and ship in the afternoon.

Wednesday 12th September

Pub Night Ė The Orange Tree

Drinks and chatter at The Orange Tree (6 Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0AS, see map) from about 8:30pm.

Wednesday 19th September

Committee Meeting

We will be trip planning for next year and organising Wednesday evenings for November. Everybodyís welcome.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September

Truleigh Hill, South Downs


Truleigh Hill hostel is an unusual building high up on the South Downs in Sussex. Built as a summer-house on brick stilts in the 1930s, it has since been modernized and extended. It has magnificent views across the hills towards Devil's Dyke. You can follow the South Downs Way footpath, which passes the hostel, to the hill fort on Devilís Dyke, and via the Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill) up to Ditchling Beacon.

Directions: From A27 take the A283 to Shoreham. Turn left at the Red lion. 400 yards turn left (signpost). 2nd right (Signpost). 2miles sharp right hand bend further 1 mile hostel on right just after the trees. (see map)

£30 to book your bed. Total cost about £47.

Wednesday 26th September

Syria Talk

John M

Having found Johnís Jordan talk absolutely fascinating, Iím really looking forward to the Syria sequel. Rock, dust and politics in the Middle East.

"Syria, central to the modern Middle East and gradually emerging from decades of isolation, offers much to see. Slides of ancient Greek cities, Biblical places, Crusader castles, Byzantine churches, thermal springs, the Dead Sea and modern sites."

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

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