Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

November 2023

Wednesday 1st November

Pub Meal - The Six Bells


Join us for a lovely meal at the Six Bells, Boreham, CM3 3JE, at 7.30pm. Let Ali know by 25th October if you want to be included in the numbers. I am due to get a year older on 5th Nov, but likely to be upstaged by Dave - hence getting my celebration in early.

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November

Holmbury St Mary, Surrey Hills

Dave P

We have exclusive use of this hostel to celebrate Dave reaching the age of 60 years and 19 days!

HSM was opened in 1935 as a "demonstration hostel", purpose designed by architect Howard Lobb (whose later designs included Hunterston A nuclear power station, and Leicester Forest services on the M1). A memorable feature in the common room is the frieze of characters including walkers, cyclists and the architect himself.

Enjoy autumnal walks in the woodlands surrounding the hostel, climb the "Three Peaks of Surrey" (Holmbury, Leith and Box hills), and visit National Trust Polesden Lacey, an Edwardian country retreat with elegant gardens and tea room. We'll have a bring-and-share buffet on Saturday evening, and there might be some beer available while we reminisce about Milton Keynes.

Directions: Holmbury is 2 miles south of Abinger Hammer (on the A25) between Guildford and Dorking. Following signs to Holmbury on B2126 (Felday Road); hostel is 1 mile north of the village. Look for the signpost to Woodhouse Lane and Radnor Lane on your right. Postcode RH5 6NW. Grid Ref: TQ104450. Lat/Lng: 51.194147, -0.420847. What3Words \\\sadly.making.limp.

Deposit £60 to book your bed please.

Wednesday 8th November

The Brunel Story

John M

Join us on Zoom for another in the series of John's illustrated talks this one is on Brunel, both father and son, stalwarts of Victorian engineering.

Wednesday 15th November

Committee Meeting

Join us on Zoom to talk about events for March and trips for the summer.

Wednesday 22nd November

Pub night: Bakers Arms, Stock


Join us for a friendly drink at the Bakers Arms in Stock, CM4 9NF, from about 8:30pm.

Sunday 26th November

Sunday walk: Clare to Hawkedon


Meet 10.30am at Clare Castle Country Park (CO10 8NW, /// (car park chargeable on Sundays) for an 8 mile walk through the Suffolk countryside with some great views. The route is one way and we'll be taking the community bus back (£3 each). Bring packed lunch but there may be a pub at the end.

Wednesday 29th November

The Complete Thames Path

Dave P

The whole thing, 186 miles, as walked by us over decades, from sea to source. It's like a time machine. On Zoom from 8.30pm.

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

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