Northern Leg next takes place 13-21
Welcome to Student Cross Northern Leg.
Whether you’ve walked with us before or are thinking of joining us,
you are very welcome in our group.
We are part of the wider Student Cross organisation which walks to
Walsingham every Easter. Eleven groups start from various locations
across the country, each carrying a large, wooden cross as a mark of
witness and an act of faith. Whilst each leg of Student Cross is
proud to have its own unique identity, we are united by our common
purposes of prayer, companionship, faith and fun.
Northern Leg spends the 7 days of Holy
Week each year walking from near Nottingham to the National Shrine
of Walsingham, arriving on Good Friday to meet up with the 10 other
Student Cross legs. We stop along the way with parishes and local
communities from all denominations and share our Easter journey with
them. Accommodation is a mixture of church hall floors and overnight
stays with hospitable parishioners. We are particularly proud of our
musical heritage and enjoy the mixture of recreational and
liturgical opportunities, in which everyone can take part.
If you’re looking for a friendly, eclectic and joyful community with
whom to celebrate Easter and feel that you may be interested in our
walking pilgrimage but have any questions, please email us via
check out our FAQs.
You can reserve a place on Northern Leg,
by selecting the Book Online button above right.
We’re looking forward to meeting you.
"The experience provides a crash
course in the meaning of Christian community: the difficult and
extraordinarily rewarding business of learning to live with people
with whom you are thrown together, learning to tolerate those who
walk too fast or too slow, those who complain too much, or who try
to organise everyone or seem offensively immune to sore feet and
aching muscles, learning to love the most unexpected people. An important element, both positive
and negative, in all this is the shared hardship but there emerges
gradually through this a shared prayer and a shared vision of the
Herbert McCabe OP, chaplain to
Northern Leg in the 1970s