North Yorkshire Pilgrims Start Walk From York Minster to Bridlington
7:32am 22nd August 2013
Ten people from North Yorkshire will be following in the footsteps of the pilgrims today
The Priory 900 ‘Pilgrimage for All’ is a week-long walk from York to Bridlington across the glorious Yorkshire Wolds, about ten miles a day.
The event is part of Priory 900, a six-month programme of events celebrating 900 years since the foundation of Bridlington Priory, one of the oldest Augustinian houses in England. Just as Chaucer’s pilgrims wended their way to Canterbury to reach the shrine of St Thomas a Becket, in 15th century Yorkshire thousands of people - including King Henry V - aimed for the Priory’s shrine to St John of Bridlington.
A special route has been devised which takes in various churches and historic sites and follows public footpaths, including a stretch of the Wolds Way.
They would like lots of people to join us for all or part of the Pilgrimage walk, and you don't have to be religious to join them – just to enjoy the walk and the company.
There will be a great celebratory welcome for the weary pilgrims at Bridlington Priory on Wednesday August 28th, when they will be link up with the Priory Walking Group who have organised a separate pilgrimage from Beverley Minster.
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