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Kettering Leg

Kettering Leg next takes place 4-12 April 2020

Kettering Leg are traditionally a diverse bunch. Every year we welcome new walkers and welcome back familiar faces. Most recent new walkers have been students but we welcome people from all sorts of backgrounds, students and non-students.

We walk from just outside Kettering in Northamptonshire to Walsingham in Norfolk, via the Fens, spending each night in a different town or village. We pass through Wisbech and Swaffham, plus many much smaller places.

Every day includes liturgy (morning prayer, personal reflections on route, and perhaps Mass or a penitential service), walking during the morning and the afternoon, breaks for refreshments in a parish or local pub, and relaxing in the evening. Some nights we cook together, and sometimes we are lucky enough to be cooked for! Whilst our week is spent very much as a group, there are opportunities for space and quiet, both while walking and in the evenings. For some, the week is contemplative. For others, itís enough to be away from the demands of everyday life, and to enjoy singing everything from hymns to pop and pub songs. For all of us it is a journey towards Easter and towards God. We love meeting our welcoming hosts and supporters along the way.

We carry with us a cross. Groups of three people take it in turns to carry the cross on their shoulders, for a few minutes at a time. It does not add much to the demands of the journey, but it is an important symbol for us, and for the people we meet.

Although the week is physically demanding, you do not need to be super-fit (many a couch potato has made it to Walsingham) and there is always a support car to hand. If you walk with us, you will no doubt be tired at the end, but we think that you will feel recharged, not just fitter. Come and find out for yourself the great community that Kettering Leg has to offer.

Essential information about Kettering Leg


Student Cross 2019 has finished

Kettering Leg 2019 costs £160 (waged), £80 (low waged) or £50 (unwaged/student)

Questions? Contact the leg leader  


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