Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2018

Lodes Way

Sunday 2nd September

Sunday Bike Ride: The Lodes Way

Dave P

The Lodes Way is a cycle path across the fens from Anglesey Abbey to Wicken Fen.  The Cambridgeshire Lodes comprise six historic man-made waterways connecting fen edge villages to the River Cam.  It’s a 16 mile round trip, but we’ll probably extend the route, returning via Upware and the Five Miles from Anywhere Inn on the banks of the Cam. And there are of course National Trust cafés at each end.

Meet at 10.30am the Natioanl Trust car park at Anglessey Abbey CB25 9EJ.

Wednesday 5th September

Committee Meeting

Planning events for December and trips for next spring. Please feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.

Wednesday 12th September

Pub Meal – Coach and Horses


Join Jim for a slap up meal at the Coach and Horses, Billericay, CM12 9LU, from 7:30pm.  Let Jim know by 5th Sept if you want to come.

Wednesday 19th September

Turkish Meal

Dave J

It’s almost Dave’s birthday, so we’re going to a new Turkish restaurant in Witham.  The Astare is at 101 Newland Street, CM8 1AA. Please let Dave know by 12th Sept if you want to come.

Sunday 23rd September

Try Kayaking

John W

Postponed from July, when it was too windy, John is hosting a taster session of kayaking on the beautiful, quiet creeks of the River Crouch. We use stable, unsinkable, sit on kayaks. You do not need rollover training!

No experience needed - there will be instruction and a safety briefing before we go out. Tea and cakes in the clubhouse afterwards.

£3.00 per person to cover hire of kayak and buoyancy aid – pay on the day. Limited to 10 people – email John W to book.

Meet South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club, Marsh Farm Road, CM3 5WP at 2pm.

Wednesday 26th September

Slide Show - Austria

Jonathan & Cynthia

Come and see some pictures of Jonathan & Cynthia’s spectacular holiday in the Austrian Alps. (And today is Cynthia’s birthday – so there might be some cake too!)

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September

Sheen Bunkhouse, Peak District


Sheen Bunkhouse is a converted barn in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. Comprehensively equipped, it offers a large lounge and well-equipped self-catering facilities. Passing close by the barn, the Manifold Valley Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail provide easy access to beautiful countryside. Dovedale, the Upper Dove Valley and the remote and mysterious moorlands around Flash and Longnor offer stunning scenery for walkers.

Directions: On the B5054 between Hartington and Hulme End take the turning to Sheen (also signposted for "Staffordshire Knott"). The bunkhouse is on the right 200yds after the pub. Postcode SK17 0ES, OS Grid Ref: SK113613.

Deposit £36 to book your bed.

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

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