Leg | essential information
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.
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.
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
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.
additional costs can I expect?
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.
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.
I take part if I can't make the whole
Yes! Let us know when you want to join us as
soon as you can, and we'll sort something
take part if I'm under 18?
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 queries.