Reflections – Day 44 to 45

πŸ‘£ Day 44: Today was a drizzly day along roads and the beautiful Annandale Way – we are constantly grateful for the privilege we have of being outside close to nature for such long periods especially with the incredible changing colours of Autumn. We are super grateful to St Mungo’s Church in Kettleholm for allowingContinue reading “Reflections – Day 44 to 45”

Reflections – Day 41 to 42

πŸ‘£ We’re in SCOTLAND!!! 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Yesterday our rest in Carlisle was excellent with an amazing lunch event at St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle organised by Churches Together in Carlisle & District full of excellent speakers including some of our pilgrims. In the evening we attended a thought-provoking Christian Aid film discussion event at the Methodist Church.Continue reading “Reflections – Day 41 to 42”

Reflections – Day 40

πŸ‘£ The general mood was one of peace today as well as anticipation for our rest day tomorrow here in Carlisle! We wound our way along the River Petterill (where we saw a kingfisher and our four legged pilgrims took the opportunity for a swim) via Scalesceugh Hall & Villas where a serendipitous meeting withContinue reading “Reflections – Day 40”

Reflections – Day 38

πŸ‘£ After a spontaneous evening where some pilgrims were offered beds in a yurt by local farmer Andri, we had a short walk this morning to Penrith where we are now staying at the Quaker Meeting House. We passed the alleged location of King Arthur’s Round Table which was conquered by pilgrim Rachel! We tookContinue reading “Reflections – Day 38”

Reflections – Day 36 to 37

πŸ‘£ Yesterday we had a great walk over to Crosby Ravensworth where we stayed at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall and appreciated an offer of showers at a local campsite. In the evening we had an impromptu barn dance courtesy of pilgrim Carolyn who brought her fiddle and bagpipes! Even pilgrims need to let their hairContinue reading “Reflections – Day 36 to 37”

Reflections – Day 35

πŸ‘£ Another beautiful walk, another beautiful group of people, another beautiful array of jacket potatoes and cakes awaiting us, this time at Tebay Methodist Chapel! We have just returned from an evening at the social club with the community including 14-year-old Jonny who shared a moving poem about the climate emergency. πŸ¦‹ At lunchtime todayContinue reading “Reflections – Day 35”

Reflections – Day 33

πŸ‘£ A super muggy day in which we stumbled over at least 30 stiles and drystone walls! It’s great to see everyone lending each other a hand. We were welcomed into the lovely All Saints Church, Burton in Lonsdale for a break. We have been offered beds by an incredible couple near Kirkby Lonsdale whoContinue reading “Reflections – Day 33”

Reflections – Day 34

πŸ‘£ Today’s weather and surroundings were absolutely beautiful! We woke up to an incredible sunrise and homemade granola, and had an easy day walking to the very picturesque village of Sedbergh. We were joined by some lovely local walkers as well. Tonight we are staying at Cornerstone Community Church Sedbergh where we took part inContinue reading “Reflections – Day 34”