Wensum Leg -
for older children
Wensum Leg was brand new to Student
Cross in 2012. It was set up to enable
children of secondary school age 11 – 17 yrs to participate in and
experience a 'scaled down' version of the Student Cross pilgrimage.
All children must have a parent or guardian with them on the leg.
Wensum Leg contains all the essential
elements of the other Student Cross legs (walking, cross carrying,
liturgy, eating, drinking, music, humour, camaraderie, discussion,
friendship, etc) but we do not walk as far (between 7 and 12 miles a
day). In addition the cross we carry is smaller and lighter than
those carried by the other Student Cross legs.
Wensum leg walk for three days starting
in Letton (staying the night with Peg Leg) and then walking to
Walsingham via Dereham and Great Ryburgh. On the way we will stay
overnight in church or village halls, sleeping on the floor in
sleeping bags (softened by roll mats or airbeds). We will walk along
a mixture of quiet roads and footpaths, stopping at churches along
the way for ‘stations’ – which are short liturgies led by members of
the leg, and for refreshments. There will be a support car so you do
not need to carry all your gear, only what you need for the day.
Wensum leg should be equally suitable
for pilgrims who have walked on Student Cross before and now want to
bring their children along and for families who are new to Student
The name “Wensum” leg was chosen because
we will be walking along the Wensum valley, across the River Wensum
on Good Friday, and will visit a number of Churches in the ‘Upper
Contact the Wensum Leg leadership team
for more information about how to join us for 2013
Wensum Leg 2013 takes place between
Tuesday 26 March - Sunday 31 March 2013
Costs will be in the region of £100
per adult and £55 per teen, all
inclusive except for your own spending money, and possibly one
evening meal out on Wednesday, and Saturday lunch in Walsingham.
Please note that if you think you may
have any difficulty with the cost of coming on Wensum Leg, do not be
put off. The Student Cross Association (SCA) makes funds available
to assist with costs for those on lower incomes – please let us know
if interested in booking a place if this may be an issue.
Please do not let cost prevent you
from joining us. The SCA wants to help.
Outline Wensum Leg plan and route
Booking form 2013 (pdf)
Wensum Leg pilgrim profile