Update December 2012: Peg Leg
2013 is now fully booked
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.
For 2013 Peg Leg is based at Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk. Peg Leg
is meeting on Sunday 24 March and will stay 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.
If you would like any more information
please contact the leg leaders
Peg Leg next takes place
Sunday 24 March - Sunday 31 March 2013.
Approximate Costs: Adults £210, Children £95, Under 2ís free (this
includes all food and accommodation costs. Activities that we do are also included. The only extra
things you will need to pay for are drinks if we are in a pub at
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.