Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2017

Wednesday 6th September

Writtle Village Trail


Meet at 7.30pm in the village car park by the green for an evening walk of about 3 miles. We plan to be back by 8.30 at the Wheatsheaf for a good night drink.

Saffron Trail waymark

Sunday 10th September

Saffron Trail, part III

Dave J

So, in May we left the Saffron Trail at East Hanningfield. This month we pick up this fascinating slice through our home county, finishing leg three in the county town (city?) of Chelmsford. Meet at 10:30am at the Coval Lane carpark (near the fire station) in Chelmsford for a car shuffle to the start of this 12 mile linear walk. Bring sandwiches for your lunch.

Wednesday 13th September


Planning events for December and trips for next summer. Please feel free to join us. We'll be at The Crown in Sandon.

Alstonefield hostel

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Alstonefield, Peak District

Mike & Cress

Overlooking Dovedale, this hostel is a comfortable base from which to explore the Manifold Valley and Beresford and Wolfscote Dales.

We have exclusive use of a 12-bed converted barn. There's a large garden, a spacious lounge area, superb views from the open-plan dining room, and en-suite facilities.

From the A515 take the road signposted to Alstonefield. Go past Overdale B&B into Gypsy Lane and the hostel is on your left. Grid Reference: SK133556.

£35 deposit to book your bed.

Wednesday 20th September

Madagascar - Wildlife, History and Ethnography

John M

Madagascar is the world’s 4th largest island and, thanks to millions of years of isolation, contains wildlife you will not find anywhere else – around 90% is endemic. Come along to John's talk and find out about all the natural weirdness and rich cultural history of this fascinating island.

The Three Elms, Chignal St James

Wednesday 27th September

Three Elms Pub Meal


Another year older (almost) - join George at the Three Elms in Chignal St James (CM1 4TZ) from 7:30pm for a really nice meal. Please let George know by 20 September if you intend to come.

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

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