Announcing: Coastliner Way

In 2015 John and Nancy completed their own ‘Coast to Coast Walk’ from Liverpool to Flamborough. For the second half of the walk (from Leeds to the east coast) their route ran roughly parallel to the route taken by the Coastliner bus and they used that bus each day to get back to their parked car.

The thought crossed their minds that the route they had taken from Leeds to the coast could, with just a little tweaking, be made into a Long Distance Walk…

That’s what they have done and they are calling the walk ‘Coastliner Way‘.

The attraction of the Walk is that each leg starts and finishes at a Coastliner bus stop. This means that, apart from getting to the start of a walk, there is no need to use private transport. Click Coastliner Way for lots more information about the walks.

Radio 4 St Hilda’s Way

Day 6 of the St. Hilda’s Way launch was featured on Radio 4 last Sunday. Click here to hear the clip from the show or here to see some of the photos taken.

I don’t know how long the programme and gallery are likely to remain on the BBC pages but, for now, the main page for the series is BBC Radio 4 Sunday and the episode that featured the walk was Migrants, Pilgrim walks, Women-managed mosque.

St Hilda’s Way footpath

Announcing a new long distance footpath: St Hilda’s Way

St Hilda’s Way is a new 43 miles long-distance trail in North Yorkshire, starting from Hinderwell and finishing at Whitby Abbey. Nancy and John have lent their assistance in devising the route and writing the guidebook.

St Hilda’s Way is being launched on Sunday 28 June 2015 with a special service at St Hilda’s Well at Hinderwell Church. There is then a led pilgrimage and the full walk will be completed over the following five days.

Click here, or on the St Hilda tab above, for lots more information about the walk.

Future Pilgrimage Events

In August 2013 we will be leading a pilgrimage from York Minster to Bridlington Priory celebrating the nine hundredth anniversary of its foundation. Anyone can join for either the whole 69 miles or just for a day walk.

As if this was not far enough, we have decided to do a ‘Prequel’ to this journey.  This begins on July 28th at Carlisle Cathedral. We hope to walk along Hadrians Wall to Hexham Abbey. From there, walk south-east to Durham cathedral. Then down the Vale of York to York Minster.  We aim to pray in all the churches we pass and join with the local congregations in worship on the Sundays.

Click Priory900 for further details.

Final Total

John and Nancy’s LEJOG walk has now reached the final total of £15,000. With the match-funding that the European Union will add to their figure, an overall sum of £65,000 will be released for development work in Sierra Leone. They wish to thank everybody who contributed in any way at all to this extraordinary effort and to assure them that their support and generosity has been hugely appreciated.

Branch FM

Nancy has been interviewed about the LEJOG walk by Branch FM, a Christian radio station based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

The interview will be aired on Barney’s Bigger Breakfast on Thursday 8th September, probably at 9:30am. You can listen live on www.branchfm.co.uk or locally on 101.8FM.

The interview may also be aired on the Round and About Show which airs: Wednesday 7th September 12-2pm; Saturday 10th September 7-9pm and Monday 12th September 8-10pm.