Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

March 2024

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March

Cholderton Stonehenge

Mike & Cress

Located on a rare breeds farm in stunning Wiltshire countryside, YHA Cholderton Stonehenge is perfectly located for exploring the landscape around the prehistoric stones as well as the timber circle of Woodhenge, Durrington Walls henge and the King Barrow burial mounds. We can also visit the historic city of Salisbury.

Deposit £43 to book your bed.

The Cricketers pub, Danbury

Wednesday 6th March

Pub Quiz: The Cricketers, Danbury


If you’re interested in the quiz, let Cress know by end of Jan. These quizzes are extremely popular and are regularly booked out. The quiz starts at 8pm.


Sunday 10th March

Walk - Maldon to Mundon

Chris B

Meet 10.30am at Blackwater Leisure Centre, Park Drive, Maldon CM9 5UR for a walk out along the coastal path to Mundon. See the medieval church and petrified oak trees. Bring packed lunch, pubs and coffee shops back in Maldon.

Wednesday 13th March

Mountain Safety and Navigation

Dave P

A fun Zoom session to recap on a bit of map skill and possibly some first aid. All essential skills for walking in the hills.

Wednesday 20th March

Committee Meeting

Join us on Zoom for an evening discussing events for June and trips for the winter.

Wednesday 27th March  - no meeting

Thursday 28th March to Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Easter Trip to the Lake District

Dave P

Hawse End and Derwent Water

We have booked Hawse End Cottage for 5 nights, near Portinscale in the Lake District. The location is outstanding, at the foot of Catbells, on the shore of Derwent Water. Easy access to both Borrowdale and Newlands Valley, you can walk the Newlands Horseshoe from the door, about 3 miles to walk to Keswick, and the Keswick Launch calls at Hawse End giving lots of options for walks around the lake.

Directions: From Penrith and the M6 - Take Exit 40 and follow A66 follow road signposted for Portinscale, just west of Keswick junction. Follow the road through Portinscale continuing for approx. 3 miles following signs for Hawse End Centre. Pass the Derwentwater Marina and go straight on past two right hand signposts to Ullock and Stair. The turning to the centre is on the left directly opposite the Swinside Lodge Hotel. Follow this drive along to Hawse End Centre, the Cottage is further along the road (postcode CA12 5UE, grid ref NY250210, ///animate.level.thickens or see map).

All bed-linen is provided.

Deposit £70 to book your place. Total cost will be arount £35 per night including all meals, plus about £45 towards petrol for those sharing lifts from Essex.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm on Zoom. Please get in touch for joining instructions.

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