Update 17 March 2013: Ely Leg 2013 is
now fully booked.
Ely Leg has a shorter route than most of the other legs, making
it ideal for those unable to walk for the whole week.
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. Ely Leg's route runs from Ely, through Downham Market
and Harpley to Walsingham, a total distance of about 62 miles
(compared with 120-130 for most Legs). This route follows an ancient
pilgrim way, and along the way we are greeted (and fed) by many
Ely Leg was first walked in 1996, and is primarily designed to meet
the needs of those who are working, or for any other reason are
unable to take the time to walk for a full week. Ely Leg has the
widest age range of walkers attracting pilgrims ranging from former
Peg Leg walkers (older children/teenagers) to the more mature (retired). All under-18s 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?
2013 meets in Ely on Tuesday evening 26 March and ends in Walsingham on
Sunday afternoon 31 March.
It is likely to cost £30 (unwaged) or
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