Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2015

The Cricketers pub, Danbury

Wednesday 2nd September

Pub & Nature Walk


Park at the little National Trust car park close to The Cricketers pub on Danbury common. A 7:30pm start will give us time to stretch our legs for a mile or two on the common before it gets too dark, then we can round off the evening with a drink in the pub.

Directions: Take A414 east from Chelmsford, turn right 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

Committee meeting

Planning events for December and trips for next year. Everybody welcome.

Paper Mill Lock

Sunday 13th September

Paper Mill to Hatfield Peverel walk


Meet at Paper Mill Lock (NGR TL776089, nearest post code CM3 4BT) at 10:30am for a 8 mile walk to Hatfield Peverel and back. This is a lovely walk starting in the Chelmer valley then ascending to Peverel with views across to Baddow and Danbury. Please bring sandwiches, but there should be opportunities for refreshments in Peverel and in the tea rooms back at Paper Mill Lock. There is usually parking either at the roadside or down behind the tearooms.

Directions: From Chelmsford take A414 to Danbury. Turn left at mini roundabout signposted Little Baddow. After 2½ miles downhill, the Paper Mill Lock car park is on the left immediately before the river bridge (NGR TL776089, see map).

Wednesday 16th September

Dave’s Birthday Curry

Dave J

Another year, another curry. Whether you know Dave J or just fancy a spicy meal, please join us at The Gulshan in New Street, Chelmsford from 7:30pm to eat at 8. For table booking purposes, please let Dave know you’re coming by 9 September.

Marconi Statue, Chelmsford

Wednesday 23rd September

Chelmsford: Rivers, Railways & Radios


Meet outside the Civic Theatre at 7:30pm for a town walk of about 2 miles taking in some of the cultural highlights of Chelmsford. The Fairfield Road car park is £1 after 6pm (CM1 1TD). Find out about the city’s Roman and medieval heritage, meet its most famous residents and discover how its high tech manufacturing changed the world.

Holmbury St Mary Hostel

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September

Holmbury St Mary, Surrey


YHA Holmbury stands in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of 4,000 acres of open access countryside and woodland. It’s an ideal base to explore the Surrey Hills or walk on the North Downs and Greensand Ways.

Deposit £28 to book your place (or £40 each for a bed in a private twin room)

Wednesday 30th September

Croatia slide show

Mike & Cress

Ever fancied a holiday with craggy mountains, dense forests, lush pastures and azure seas? Mike & Cress did. Join us for an evening taking in the wonders of Croatia’s cities, coast and islands.

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

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