Late winter in the valley - a seasonal walk in the spirit of pilgrimage
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Tintern Abbey stands magnificently on the banks of the river Wye from where we set out at 11.00 on a circular walk of some 7 miles – coffee in the Anchor Inn at 10.30 if you arrive earlier. Along the way we climb to the Devil's Pulpit, with panoramic views of the Abbey and Wye Valley below and walk a short stretch of Offa's Dyke, before returning to Tintern by 4p.m…....and then tea and cake in one of the lovely cafés beside the river!
Leaders: David Gleed (0797 947 1847), Iain Tweedale and Sue Lewis
Llantwit Major and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Saturday 27th July 2013
on a day walk around Llantwit Major, one of the earliest centres of Celtic
Christianity with links back to Roman times and the site of Britain's first
university where St Patrick and St David probably studied. Meet at Llantwit
Major railway station at 11am. Then we take a guided tour of St. Illtud's
church, described by John Wesley as "abundantly the most beautiful church in
The church is home to some of the finest Celtic crosses in Britain and
will shortly open its brand new Galilee Chapel to house the stones and a centre
for the study of Celtic Christianity. Then we walk down Col-Huw valley to the
sea for a walk along the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast from where the early
Celtic saints set sail for Cornwall, Brittany, Ireland and beyond. We return to
the centre of Llantwit Major by 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch. There is no
charge for the trip, but we have limited numbers for the church tour, so please
book your free ticket online at: http://journeying-llantwitmajordaywalk.eventbrite.co.uk/#
Leader : Iain Tweedale
Manchester; the world’s first industrialised city…Saturday 18th May
The walk is not yet finalised but will include the Art Gallery, Town Hall, Museum of Science and Industry, John Rylands Library, Chopin statue, Lincoln Square, St Ann's church…
The Manchester walk heralds something of a first for Journeying – ‘City walking’ rather than our usual country ways. Grenville Jones will provide a thoughtful and no doubt very entertaining walk around this world famous City.
Grenville says - “We gather at the Manchester Visitor Information Centre (Piccadilly Gardens) at 10.30am. Please bring a packed lunch. The walk will finish at 5 p.m. with food at a pizzeria for those who would like to stay and chat longer”.
Leader: Dr Grenville Jones.
At this stage we really need expressions of interest so do get in touch,
on this occasion using the main Journeying contact points here.