Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2023

Doctor's Pond, Great Dunmow

Wednesday 6th September

Great Dunmow Town trail

Dave P

Meet at 7.30pm in Great Dunmow White Street Long Stay car park (CM6 1AB) for an evening stroll around the town. You'll see plenty of historic buildings including the 13th century church and 16th Century Town Hall and Clock House.

Cross Parsonage Down with its green and thatched cottages, see the old Smithy, the Pest House and the Lock-up. Find out about Dunmow's contribution to the development of the lifeboat, and the story of the Dunmow Fitch.

Sunday 10th September

Standon & Much Hadham

Dave P

A 12-mile hike in rural Hertfordshire, through gentle hills and valleys, passing small woods, pretty villages and two country pubs.

Meet at 10.30am St Mary’s Church in Standon, SG11 1LB (grid ref TL396222, /// Parking on the High Street. Please bring lunch.

Wednesday 13th September

Committee Meeting

Join us on Zoom looking at events for January and trips for the next year.

Wednesday 20th September

Preparation for trip to Isles of Scilly

Dave P

Time for all the Scilly people to get excited about the forthcoming trip. Tresco gardens are on my list.

Everyone welcome to join us on Zoom from 8.30pm.

Thursday 21st Sept to Tuesday 3rd Oct

Isles of Scilly

Dave P

We'll be staying at Longstone Lodge in the centre of St.Mary's (the largest of the islands). The lodge provides high quality hostel-style accommodation; we can get there by ferry from Penzance, and then take day trips for coastal walks exploring each of the five inhabited islands and possibly boat trips to see a few of the uninhabited islands.

  • Thursday 21 September Train to Penzance - YHA Penzance hostel (2 nights)

  • Friday 22 September Day to explore Penzance

  • Saturday 23 September Morning Ferry to St Mary's, Scilly - Longstone Lodge (9 nights)

  • 8 full days to explore the islands

  • Monday 2 October Afternoon Ferry to Penzance - Longboat Inn, Penzance (1 night)

  • Tuesday 3 October Train to London

This trip has proved very popular - please check with Dave for late availability.

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

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