Ely Leg next takes place 17-21
Ely Leg has a shorter route than most
of the other legs, making it ideal for those unable to walk for the
Ely Leg meets in
Ely on the evening of the Tuesday before Easter, and walks for three
days, before meeting the other groups in Walsingham. The route runs
from Ely, through Downham Market and Harpley to Walsingham, a total
distance of about 62 miles. The pilgrimage ends on the afternoon of
Easter Sunday. Ely Leg
follows an ancient pilgrim way, and along the way we are greeted
(and fed) by many friendly locals.
Ely Leg was first walked in 1996, and
is primarily designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to
take the time to walk for a full week. It has the widest age range
of walkers, attracting pilgrims ranging from former Peg Leg walkers
(older children/teenagers) to the more mature (retired). All
under18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Ely Leg draws
pilgrims from the far north of Scotland to the southern tip of
England, and globally from USA to Asia.
If you would like to share the fun and friendship, community and
celebration of Student Cross, but are unable to spare a whole week,
why not join us?
FAQs about Ely Leg
Booking for 2019 opens in autumn
Ely Leg 2018 cost £145 (waged), £85
(low waged), or £50
Questions about Ely Leg?
Contact the leg leader