Peg Leg - all age family
Leg next takes place 25 March - 1 April 2018
Peg Leg contains all the elements of
Student Cross (walking, cross carrying, liturgy, eating, drinking,
music, humour, camaraderie, discussion, friendship, etc) but mixed
up in different proportions to make it particularly suitable for
families with young children. The cross we carry is smaller and
lighter, the walking is shorter and less arduous, the accommodation
is less basic and the liturgy is more aimed at our younger members.
It is probably best suited to pilgrims who have walked on Student
Cross before and now want to bring their young children along but,
for some people, Peg Leg has been their first experience of Student
Cross and others do come on Peg Leg without children.
Peg Leg is based at Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk, meeting up on
Palm Sunday. The group stays at Letton until Friday
morning of Holy Week. The Leg will be doing a range of activities
including short walks, crafts, making an Easter garden, celebrating
Holy Week liturgies and other child friendly activities such as
swimming and go-karting (over 10ís only). On Good Friday afternoon
Peg Leg walks a few miles into Walsingham where the group spends the
Easter weekend joining in the main Student Cross liturgies and
activities, as well as holding a family Easter Vigil with Wells Leg.
In Walsingham Peg Leg stays at and is catered for by the Anglican
Shrine. During the week the leg cooks for itself, with the adults
taking turns to prepare a shared evening meal and picnic lunches.
We do not want the cost of coming on Peg Leg to be a prohibitive
factor in you being able to join us. The Student Cross Association
exists to provide financial assistance to people who would otherwise
not be able to come on Student Cross. Please contact one of the
leaders in confidence to find out more.
Questions about Peg Leg?
Contact the leg leaders
UPDATE 6 DEC 2017 - Peg Leg is
now fully booked for Easter 2018: those families who submitted a
booking will be contacted soon about whether they have got a
Peg Leg 2018 prices:
Category 1 families*: £235
(adults, children aged 14 and over),
£102.50 (children aged 3-13)
Category 2 families*: £205 (adults, children aged 14 and
£87.50 (children aged 3-13)
Category 3 families*: £165 (adults, children aged 14 and
£67.50 (children aged 3-13)
All children aged 2 and under are free.
Prices include all food, accommodation costs and activities. The
only extra costs are drinks bought in pubs or cafes, Saturday lunch
in Walsingham and your own spending money.
*For more on family leg price
read our explainer