Wensum Leg - for
families with older children
Wensum Leg next takes place
14-21 April 2019
Wensum Leg is aimed at children of
secondary school age and their parents/guardians to experience a
‘scaled down’ 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, music, humour, camaraderie, discussion,
friendship, etc) but we do not walk as far (between 8-12 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 five days walking
along part of the Wensum Valley starting in Wymondham and walking
via Little Ellingham, Cranworth Village Hall, Dereham and Great Ryburgh, crossing the River Wensum on Good Friday
before arriving in Walsingham. On the way we 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’ (short liturgies led by members of the leg) and
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
All children should be of Secondary
School age, however this is only a guide for parents as some children may struggle with the daily
walking, carrying a cross, and late nights.
Booking for 2019 opens in
Wensum Leg 2018 prices:
Category 1 families*:
£50 (children aged 12+)
Category 2 families*:
£35 (children aged 12+)
Category 3 families*:
£15 (children aged 12+)
Prices include all food, accommodation
costs and activities, except for your own spending money, Wednesday
evening meal out and Saturday lunch in Walsingham.
*For more on family leg price
read our explainer
If you think you may have any
difficulty with the cost of 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 this
applied to you. Do not let cost prevent you from joining us.
about Wensum Leg?
Contact the leg leaders
Outline Wensum Leg plan and route