[image] Northern Cross - the ecumenical Christian Easter walking pilgrimage to Holy Island
[image] Northern Cross - the ecumenical Christian Easter walking pilgrimage to Holy Island
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Frequently asked questions about taking part in Northern Cross

> When does the pilgrimage start?
> How do I get to the start point?
> How much do I have to carry?
> How difficult is the walking?
> How much does it cost?
> Where do I send my application?
> What does the cost include?
> Boots and Waterproofs...
> Additional points to consider?
> Where do I stay / where do we sleep?
> What about liability?
> How can we get back from Lindisfarne / Holy Island?
> Who is organising the pilgrimage?
> Our children's school term won't have finished by Holy Week - what can we do?
> Can I join you just for the Good Friday crossing?

How much do I have to carry?

Just your choice of daysac. Throughout the pilgrimage we will have support cars* to transfer the baggage and the exhausted. All that needs to be carried on the pilgrimage itself, aside from the cross, is a daysac, with essentials as waterproofs, and any personal snacks, energy bars etc.

*Note: the exception to this are Haddington and Iona Legs where support cars are not available - for these operate as unsupported walking groups, solely dependent on what the walkers carry on their backs. Also St Cuthbert's Leg has some days crossing terrain where the nearest roads are quite some distance away and so for a car pickup mid-walk, walkers would need to specially divert 'sideways' away from that day's route. However all other Legs operate with full support as described.   

If you would like more information, see our FAQs here, or would like to speak in person to a representative of Northern Cross please go to our Contact page. If you are interested in walking with us next Easter and would like to sign up please go to our Registration page.

     

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