Kettering Leg | essential information
Kettering Leg meets in Desborough,
Northamptonshire, on the evening of Friday before Palm Sunday. We
begin walking the following morning, and over the course of seven
days walk 120 miles to Walsingham. We arrive on Good Friday, and
celebrate the Easter liturgies together with others who have walked
different routes. We leave Walsingham on Easter Sunday afternoon.
Does it cost anything?
Each person is asked to pay something to help cover the cost of
getting the Leg to Walsingham, and to contribute to preparation
costs. This includes the cost of food and accommodation.
Participants are asked for a contribution of £50 unwaged or low waged
walkers, £155 for waged walkers. Please do not be put off by the
costs. If you would like to walk and are not able to contribute
financially to the Leg, don’t worry, there are funds available. Just
let us know, and the information will go no further.
What does this cover?
Your contribution will help us cover all the costs relating to food,
travel during the week (we don't carry our stuff, we have support
cars to carry it for us), and accommodation. It also goes towards
any equipment we need (like a first aid kit and kitchen utensils).
Can I pay in instalments?
You are welcome to pay in instalments. We need a £30 deposit to
secure your place on Kettering Leg, and the rest can be paid between
now and the start of the walk.
What additional costs can I
You will need extra money to pay for:
Drinks in pubs (e.g. at a lunchtime stop or in the evening).
Travel to Desborough and away from Walsingham. There are coaches to
Peterborough, London and Leicester from Walsingham on Easter Sunday
(£10-15). Please let us know if travel costs are an issue; we may
well be able to either help financially or find someone who can
offer you a lift.
How difficult is the walking?
Each day we walk between 15-20 miles. We have a support car for
people who are unable to walk for a stretch, but most people walk
all the way. We also have a qualified first-aider and a
comprehensive first-aid kit. Most injuries are minor (e.g. blisters,
the occasional twisted ankle) and we warm up and warm down before
and after walking.
Can I take part if I can't make
the whole week?
Yes! Let us know when you want to join us as soon as you can, and
we'll sort something out…
Can I take part if I'm under
Kettering Leg is primarily for students in higher education, former
students, and other adult friends. However, this is at the
discretion of the leadership team so please contact us with any
Introducing Kettering Leg