Gearing Up

It is now only two weeks before we start our walk from Carlisle and we are beginning to get organised. The churches en route know we are coming.  Last month we tried out our fitness by walking the Fife Coastal path (very nice) and found we could still do it (thank goodness).

So here we are as we shall appear on the pilgrimage:

Photo of John and Nancy as they will appear on the pilgrimage
Geared Up Pilgrims

As you notice we are again wearing the Christian Aid logo as we shall be donating any money we are given to a 3:1 match-funded Christian Aid project in Afghanistan.

The project will fund education for women and girls in rural areas of Afghanistan and enable them to form councils to help them have a voice. It will continue to run whatever the future political settlements that happen in that region.

Click here, or on the Priory900 tab above, for more details of the project.

Here is the schedule of the walks we plan to do:-


Sun 28th Carlisle – Crosby
Mon 29th Crosby – Birdoswald
Wed 31st Birdoswald – Once Brewed


Thurs 1st Once Brewed – Brocolita
Fri 2nd Brocolita – Hexham

Sun 4th Hexham – Riding Mill
Mon 5th Riding Mill – Consett
Tues 6th Consett – Lanchester
Wed 7th Lanchester – Durham
Fri 9th Durham – Bishop Auckland
Sat 10th Bishop Auckland – Piercebridge

Mon 12th Piercebridge – Croft
Tues 13th Croft – Great Smeaton
Wed 14th Great Smeaton – Osmotherley
Fri 16th Osmotherley – Thirsk
Sat 17th Thirsk – Easingwold

Sun 18th Easingwold – Huby
Mon 19th Huby – York
Thurs 22nd York – Stamford Bridge
Fri 23rd Stamford Bridge – Kirkham Priory
Sat 24th Kirkham Priory – Wharram le Street

Sun 25th Wharram le Street – West Heslerton
Mon 26th West Heslerton – Ganton
Tues 27th Ganton – Burton Fleming
Wed 28th Burton Fleming – Bridlington Priory

3 thoughts on “Gearing Up”

  1. Thanks for this, John and Nancy.
    I’ll try to walk with you on one of the days when you’re in our area.
    Please could you remind me which day you would like to stay overnight with us?

    Stephanie Cooper
    Regional Coordinator, Yorkshire
    Christian Aid
    Oxford Chambers
    Oxford Place
    LS1 3AX
    Tel: +44 (0) 113 244 4764 (ext 4744)
    Mob: +44 (0)7970 735861

  2. Its great to see the daily schedule, I so enjoyed walking and talking with you both (+ all the others from the Wydale pilgrimage week – hi everyone!), I thought I may join you for a few days. I assume you have all your overnights planned with friends on the way so I’ll look for appropriate B&B accommodation if I decide to abandon the car! With my best wishes for the earlier stages of the pilgrimage, Colin

  3. I was delighted to meet you in Rochester and hope you enjoyed your time with us. Do hope all is going well and you are raising a lot of money for such a worthy cause.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Rosemary of Rochester

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