[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 difficult is the walking?

Each leg varies - the best descriptions are on the individual Leg pages. However please note that many of the routes include sections both exposed and high up, which in inclement weather can become temporarily unpleasant if you are not prepared with suitable wet weather gear etc! However we would emphasise that whilst weather in the Borders of England/Scotland can be unpredictable, our support vehicle is available to carry those who are in need. It is important to understand that walking 70 to 120 miles in a week is physically challenging, but not beyond the capabilities of most people.

Not everyone necessarily walks all the way; there are jobs for car drivers, shoppers and cooks. The physical demand of Northern Cross is to have the will to go on and walk for several days in succession. Although many pilgrims manage well with little preparation (our frequent quickstops are the key to breaking up a long day's walk) it is a good idea to have a few substantial practice walks first, to harden your feet. We are also joined from time to time by local people who help to share our burden. We can cater for all ages - from family groups with babies/ toddlers through to teenage children, to students, to those mid-life, and those retired. All are certainly welcome.   

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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