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Northern Leg

Northern Leg next takes place 13-21 April 2019

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 northern-leg [at] studentcross.org.uk and 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 gospel…" Herbert McCabe OP, chaplain to Northern Leg in the 1970s


Booking for 2019 opens in autumn 2018

Northern Leg 2018 cost £160 (waged), £80 (low waged) or £40 (unwaged).

Walkers new to Student Cross can join Northern Leg 2018 at a specially discounted price of £25.

Questions about Northern Leg? Contact the leg leader  

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