| Frequently asked
Who walks and when
does it happen?
Students and young people from all over
Britain and internationally - from Roman
Catholic and other Christian Churches as
well. Pilgrims come from as diverse
backgrounds as students themselves. Most
groups will meet on the evening of the
Friday before Good Friday, but there are
options to start later. It finishes on the
afternoon of Easter Sunday.
What gear do I need?
All you need will be cheap or easy to borrow
- as long as you've got a waterproof, a
sleeping bag and some trainers, you'll be
alright. No specialist equipment is needed.
How far is it?
Most groups walk 120 miles. It's easier than
you think - there's lots of stops and
walking with a group provides a great boost.
Your luggage is taken in a car and if it
gets too much, so are you.
Do I need to be
Many confirmed couch potatoes have completed
the walk without much difficulty. However,
some preparation can be helpful. As little
as two weeks' preparation with simple
stretches and exercises would enable you to
tackle the week.
How much does it
Costs vary, though students and the unwaged
can expect to pay between £30 and £65. This
covers all your food and accommodation for
the week. The only other extras you have to
find are money for drinks and about £15 for
a coach back from Walsingham. Financial
support towards the cost of the pilgrimage
is available from the Student Cross
Association - please ask for
What if I don't
Don't worry, you soon will. Previous walkers
are very keen to meet new faces and there
will be other people in the same boat as
yourself. Many very strong friendships are
formed during the week.
Can I help to
advertise Student Cross?
Yes. Please download our new leaflet (pdf
941k), older leaflet (pdf
9400k) or poster (pdf 9900k)
to display in your chaplaincy, parish or
wherever else you want.
Do you have any
information for the media?
Please look here for a news
release on this year's pilgrimage and
details of photo opportunities.
How do I get home at
the end of the pilgrimage?
There are coaches leaving Walsingham at 3pm
on Easter Sunday bound for London and