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.
Your Questions and Answers
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?
The pilgrimage finishes after lunch on Easter Sunday, and dependent on tide times (details here) for the tidal vehicle causeway, everyone departs very soon after. The nearest railway station is Berwick upon Tweed (30 minutes drive away) where there are reasonable coach and rail links to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Although it is ultimately up to individuals to arrange either lifts or shared taxis to the railway station, or to destinations southwards in England as desired, in practice a liftshare noticeboard is usually operated to coordinate return journeys where possible. NorthernCross does not provide any official transport off Lindisfarne at the end of the pilgrimage.
[Also see this FAQ which covers getting to the various pilgrimage start points]