Joining in the walks

Advice for those joining the Archbishop’s Pilgrimage for Walks

Thank you for your interest in walking with the Archbishop during his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing.  Before you set out you may want to take note of the following advice to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the walk.

The walks on the Pilgrimage have been planned with the expectation that they are accessible to a person of average fitness.  Obviously you will need to make a judgement about your own health and fitness before joining the walk.  

  •          You join them at your own risk and of your own free will.
  •          You are responsible for your own safety
  •          You deem the route to be within your capability

In rural areas particularly there may be short but steep climbs, as well as being areas that may be slippery.  Please ensure that you follow the Countryside Code at all times.

In urban areas there will be pavements, but please do make sure that the Pilgrimage walk does not create an obstruction to other road users.  Please also be careful crossing roads, as some of these will be busy.  At all times please follow the Highway Code.

The walks are not circular and so you will need to make sure that you are able to make your own way back from the end of the walk.

In joining the walk, but during the winter months in particular, please ensure that you are suitably dressed.  In cold weather you should ensure that you have

  • a waterproof coat and trousers
  • Walking boots
  • Cold weather hat- preferably with ear flaps
  • Gloves
  • Walking socks
  • Thermal layers
  • Water bottle
  • Energy snacks
  • Torch
  • Hi-visibility vest if walking at the end of the day

As you walk with the Archbishop, we do pray that you will enjoy seeing God at work, and that you will be refreshed in your own faith and you talk and pray with others.