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.