Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2009

The Cricketers Arms, Danbury

Wednesday 2nd September

Danbury Bat Walk

Dave P

Meet at the National Trust car park near The Cricketers in Danbury at 7:30pm for a short walk down to Danbury Lakes with the bat detector. Hopefully we'll find some bats skimming for insects above the lakes. Please bring a torch for fumbling back to the pub in the dark.

Directions: Take A414 east from Chelmsford, turn right at mini-roundabout opposite the Bell Inn in Danbury (Well Lane), left at the end, car park is on the left after ¼ mile, just beyond junction with Penny Royal Rd; grid ref TL779046, see map

Wednesday 9th September

Round The Horne Theatre Trip

Dave P

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, is showing "Round the Horne: Unseen and Uncut" a stage show based on one of the best-loved programs in radio history, with a mix of innuendo, camp caricature and word-play. Featuring J. Peasemould Gruntfuttock, Rambling Syd Rumpo, Dame Celia Molestrangler and many more.  The fun starts at 7:30pm, tickets from £10.50. Either get money to Dave P by 12th August or get your own ticket from the Mercury Box Office (01206 573948

Sunday 13th September

Essex Way (Part 4)


Walk the section of the Essex Way from White Notley to Great Tey (about 11 miles).

Meet promptly at 10.00am in The Street, Great Tey, near the church (TL892258, see map), and we’ll share a lift to Cressing Temple to start the walk.

Wednesday 16th September

Committee Meeting

Join us to plan our trips for spring and events for December & January. Everybody welcome.

Wednesday 23rd September

Pub night – Queens Head

Dave J

Fancy a drink? Then join us at The Queens Head is in Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford and we'll be there from about 8.30pm. (Grid Ref TL702063, see map).

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September

Palace Farm Hostel


Palace Farm Hostel is in converted farm buildings on a family run arable and fruit farm in Kent. Rooms en-suite, fully heated and surround an attractive courtyard garden with lawns, patio and barbecue area.

It is situated in the village of Doddington, which has a pub, in the North Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is great for walking, cycling (cycle hire available £5 a day) and wildlife.

The location is central for exploring Canterbury, Rochester, Chatham, Leeds Castle and the many other historic towns, villages and castles in Kent.

From M20 J8, follow A20 to Lenham, then turn left, signposted to Doddington. In Doddington turn left at The Chequers pub, over hill and a further quarter of a mile turn left into the Down Court Road, and turn into the second farm entrance. Grid ref TQ 936 577, postcode ME9 0AU, see map.

Deposit £30 to book your bed.


Wednesday 30th September

Scotland & Ireland Slideshow

Dave P

Revisit our spectacular (if a little damp) week in the wilds of Knoydart in Scotland, plus highlights of Jim & Tom’s trip to the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland.

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

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