All journeys are inclusive of accommodation, entrance fees as specified in the holiday description, meals (excepting casual refreshments) and transport. The cost of the holiday does not include transport costs from your home to the holiday starting place.
Yes, but not all itineraries are suitable for very young children. There is no typical 'average' age for guests on Journeying holidays. Variety and diversity allow us to appreciate each other's life stories at different stages. Certainly many of our guests could be described as 'fit and retired', but many younger people come along too. Families are more than welcome on our trips. If in doubt please contact the Journey Leader for advice.
No. Some guests are seeking to deepen their existing knowledge and experience of God. Others are just curious. We all share in a love of the outdoors and the spiritual experience of walking in beautiful surroundings.
Yes! Journeying is a Christian organisation in that it draws its inspiration from seeking a deeper relationship with God in remote, liminal places on the edge, much as Jesus did in fact. Our team members are active churchgoers from a broad range of denominations and yet we recognise that everyone has a spiritual side which is searching for something deeper, and all are welcome on our trips. Typically, each day we shall worship briefly in the morning (often on the hoof) and in the evening; all are welcome at such sessions, though of course not compelled to attend.
Dressed appropriately walking in the rain can be an enjoyable experience affording a different view of the landscape! We wouldn't normally set out for a day in the outdoors if really bad weather was forecast; as always there would be alternatives.
Our holidays are not designed to exhaust. Please check through the itinerary and then decide if the holiday is suitable for you. We have graded each holiday by walk length and terrain. The walk pace is always relaxed with plenty of time to look at the view and soak up the atmosphere and each journey offers a series of walks where the approach is to allow you to 'grow into the walking' bit by bit as we travel through landscapes of great beauty. There are usually options available - short-cuts etc. Mountain tops may be included but ascent is always by the winding route and not vertical! Do contact the Journey leader if you would like further advice.
This will vary from journey to journey. Walking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm hat, gloves, light day-sac, container for sandwiches, water bottle are standard; always bring clothing suitable for our changeable climate. A list of any additional items needed will be sent prior to the journey.
Our worship is primarily focused on what the Celts called the 'Big Book of Creation' - or what might be termed 'God out of the box'. For in the wideness and wildness of the natural world God speaks in great and powerful ways. But we also include times of reflective worship at the start and end of each day - and often while we are out walking or simply just sitting on a beach. Think of communion on the side of a loch or by a hill stream or on a hill with a view all round.
Most of our holidays are in large houses so although some single rooms are available they are not usually en-suite. We appreciate that single-en suite rooms are popular though so we are increasing the number of holidays where these are available. Please check the details on the holiday description.
For practical reasons it is not usually possible to bring dogs on our holidays but we do have some dog-friendly holidays and this will be clearly stated in the particulars of the holiday. Dogs are welcome on all our Day Walks.
Yes, the Rt Rev John Pritchard former Bishop of Oxford: John Pritchard is a well-known author and has written books on prayer and spirituality, so we were delighted to welcome him as our Patron. Initial links were forged while he was Bishop of Jarrow and he has since been able to come to a team meeting to encourage and advise. Sharing our vision and passion for Journeying right from the start, he sees great value in journeying 'on the edge' - as Jesus did in his ministry and would hope that many more might be able to experience the joy of meeting God in the liminal places to which Journeying takes groups.