Programme February 2023

Posted on Mon 30 January 2023 in Events

Wednesday 1st February

Zizzi Restaurant

Dave J

Fancy an Italian? Join us for a tasty slice of the Mediterranean from 7:30pm. Let Dave J know by 25 January if you want to come, so we can book a table.

Zizzi, Brewery Yard, 1-5 Grays, Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6QR.

Palace Farm hostel

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th February

Palace Farm, Kent


Palace Farm Hostel is in converted farm buildings on a family run arable and fruit farm in Kent. Rooms en-suite, fully heated and surround an attractive courtyard garden with lawns, and patio area. The hostel provides bed linen and a light continental breakfast.

It is situated in the village of Doddington, which has a good pub, in the North Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is great for walking and wildlife.

From M20 J8, follow A20 to Lenham, then turn left, signposted to Doddington. In Doddington turn left at The Chequers pub, over hill and a further quarter of a mile turn left into the Down Court Road, and turn into the second farm entrance. Grid ref TQ 936 577, postcode ME9 0AU, what3words ///caveman.butlers.alley.

Deposit £48 to book your bed.

Wednesday 8th February

Committee meeting

Join us on Zoom, where we’ll be sorting events for May and trips in the autumn.

Wednesday 15th February

Pub Night – White Horse, Gt Baddow


Pub grub your scene? Join us from 7:30pm if you want to eat, or ~8:30 if you just fancy a drink and a chat. Let Jim know by 8 Feb if you want to eat as we may want to book a table.

White Horse, High St, Gt Baddow, CM2 7HH


Sunday 19th February

Box Valley Walk


Meet in Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4QY (car park by recreation ground opposite the school ///gearing.preparing.unstated) at 10:00am for a 9 mile walk in the beautiful Box valley. We’ll be walking out along the river to the village of Boxted, with its quaint timbered houses, returning to Stoke for a well-earned drink in the pub. Please bring a packed lunch.

Trig Point, Dunnet Head

Wednesday 22nd February

What’s the Point of a Trig?

Dave P

Most of us have slogged up hills to pose for photos next to the ubiquitous concrete obelisks, but how much do you know about trig points? Who designed them? When were they built? What were they used for? How many are there?

Join us on Zoom for a little bit of history, geography, astronomy, and trigonometry, as well as pictures of us standing on spectacular mountain tops around the country.

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