Journeys 2018

All Journeying holidays are fully inclusive of accommodation, transport, entrance fees and meals excepting casual refreshments and where half-board arrangements exist. To make a booking, please go to the Bookings page. For walk grading criteria, please go to the Walk Grading page.

Pilgrim Places of Pen Llŷn, North Wales

Date

Monday April 30th - Friday May 4th

Nights

4

Cost

£375 for single occupancy, discounted to £345 for a shared room.

Description

“……. In cities that have outgrown their promise people are becoming pilgrims again, if not to this place, then to the recreation of it in their own spirits….” These lines are from “The moon in Llyn” by RS Thomas, who was…

Walks and Excursions

Clynnog Fawr the medieval abbey (1290) and sacred well, mentioned in the legends of the Kingdoms of Wales, where we start our pilgrim week together. St Cybi’s Well a place of renowned healing in ancient and more recent times. Walk…

Accommodation

George IV Hotel Criccieth: AA Includes cooked breakfast, dinner and fresh picnic lunches made to order. “Very Good” reviews on TripAdvisor and Bookings.com. Within walking distance of the beach, enjoy an early morning walk or evening stroll. Our…

Getting there

By train to Bangor Railway Station, pick up in the minibus at 1:30pm or if travelling by car, meet at Clynnog Fawr Abbey at 2pm, before travelling on to Criccieth, in time for dinner. Return to Bangor Railway Station on…

Contact

Susan Fogarty (+44 (0)1758 703039) and Marion Clutterbuck. See Susan speaking to Aled Jones on Songs of Praise about pilgrimage at www.st-hywyn.org

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St Davids and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Wales

Date

Tuesday 19th to Monday 25th June

Nights

6

Cost

£595 for single occupancy, discounted to £520 for a shared room

Description

Ffald-y-Brenin (a place synonymous with the best-selling book The Grace Outpouring) lies in the beautiful Gwaun valley, east of the coastal town of Fishguard. There is an abundance of wildlife, birds and flowers, and a small Beehive Chapel with a…

Walks and Excursions

The St David’s peninsula offers magnificent coastal scenery, with superb walking possibilities. We plan two, both from our base at St Non’s. The first, west to St Justinian’s, overlooking the Sound of Ramsey, the second east to the pretty harbour…

Accommodation

Four nights at St Non’s Retreat House near St David’s - a large 1930’s house with terraced lawns and Chapel in the grounds and wonderful views out to sea – and two nights at Ffald-y-Brenin. Meals are provided at both…

Getting there

Please arrive at St Non’s from 3 p.m. Car parking is available. We can pick up from Haverfordwest Railway Station during the afternoon, if preferred.

Contact

David Gleed (+44 (0)789 628 5839) and Sue Peachey.

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Isle of Skye, Scotland

Date

Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th June

Nights

7

Cost

£965 for single occupancy, discounted to £885 for a shared room.

Description

Enjoy the long daylight hours to explore the Trotternish peninsula, and the lingering twilights in a very comfortable house with its own garden by the seashore, at Staffin, near the northernmost tip of the Isle of Skye. An…

Walks and Excursions

If the weather is fine, we can walk sections of the path along the ridgetop which is the backbone of Trotternish, including the Old Man of Storr at the southern end, the curious rock formation of the Quiraing, which is…

Accommodation

Seven nights at Quairaing Lodge, close to the beach at Staffin. We shall be fully catered, with a self-service breakfast in the house, a packed lunch to take with us, and an evening meal in the restaurant at Columba 1400…

Getting there

Please arrive at Inverness railway station by 1 p.m. on June 23rd. Onward transport to Skye will be by minibus. We will return you to Inverness by 2pm on the 30th.

Contact

Stephen Evemy (+44 (0)2380 332940 or +44 (0)7498 571648) and Paddy Allen

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Fair Isle, Scotland - Sea, Sky, Solitude and Community

Date

Monday 2nd to Tuesday 10th July

Nights

8

Cost

£950 for single occupancy, discounted to £865 for a shared room.

Description

Among the solitude and beauty of the remote Northern Isles of Britain there exists a number of small communities whose ‘life on the edge’ can on the face of it throw into doubt their very survival. Fair Isle is one…

Walks and Excursions

Living on a small island and feeling part of its community is a unique experience. During this journey we shall discover God, maybe in unexpected places and people, and in different ways we’ll explore the idea of seeking solitude in…

Accommodation

The group will be a maximum of 12 including two leaders (so please book early). The observatory offers 3 Star, full board accommodation to a high standard. Single, twin and double rooms are available. All rooms are en-suite. Guests and…

Getting there

The group will meet at Aberdeen on the 2nd July and travel overnight to Lerwick on the (large) Northlink ferry. Thence by bus and the mail-boat to Fair Isle. Return on 9th July by air from Fair Isle to Shetland…

Contact

Robin Westwood (Mobile +44 (0)7443 493943) and Steve Evemy (Landline +44 (0)2380 332940).

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Stones, Rivers and Islands: Pembrokeshire, Wales

Date

Thursday 26th – Monday 30th July

Nights

4

Cost

£460 with each person in a single room.

Description

This holiday is all about pausing from our busy daily lives to take time to listen for God out in the glorious hills, woodlands and islands of Pembrokeshire and also to listen for God within ourselves where we will learn…

Walks and Excursions

We start in the ancient spiritual lands of the Preseli Hills where we will visit the site where the bluestones of Stonehenge were originally quarried. We follow the water from sacred hillside springs to bubbling brooks that flow down…

Accommodation

We'll be staying at a cozy self-catering cottage in the former fishing village of Llangwm with its ancient church built on Celtic foundations which is home to a unique ‘talking tapestry’ that explains the rich history of the area.

Getting there

Please arrive during the afternoon of 26th July in time for a guided tour of the beautiful former fishing village of Llangwm at 4pm. The village has everything we need from a small shop and post office through to pub…

Contact

Iain Tweedale (+44 (0)7904 042976) or at tweedale.iain@gmail.com and Robin Westwood

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Isle of Man

Date

Monday 13th – Saturday 18th August

Nights

5

Cost

£430 for single occupancy, discounted to £370 for a shared room.

Description

The Isle of Man lies in the middle of the Irish Sea between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Based in the cathedral 'city' of Peel, we shall explore the island's fine coast and mountain scenery, using public transport both vintage…

Walks and Excursions

Our walks reflect the diversity of landscape around us, and are available each day with distances varying between 3 and 7 miles, with occasional steep gradients. We shall stroll along coastal footpaths, exploring the island's small towns and unspoilt glens,…

Accommodation

We shall be staying at fine accommodation close to the cathedral in Peel, a bustling port on the west coast. One house available to us is used by the cathedral to accommodate its interns for most of the year;…

Getting there

There are regular flights to the island from airports throughout the UK and Ireland, and daily sailings from Liverpool and Heysham. Guests should arrive on the island please by 6pm latest on Monday 13 August, and will be met at…

Contact

Phil Craine (+44 (0)1624 675925) and Huw Riden

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Hawick and the Scottish Borders

Date

Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th September

Nights

5

Cost

£570 for single occupancy, discounted to £510 for a shared room.

Description

The Scottish Borders feature rolling hills and beautiful river valleys and Hawick has been an important textiles town and there are still opportunities to buy knitwear. Hawick lies on the Borders Abbey Way – a circular route which links…

Walks and Excursions

Our walks, assisted by public transport, will enable us to explore the surrounding area, including a day in Melrose visiting the Abbey and climbing into the Eildon Hills – sampling the very beginning of St Cuthbert’s Way. The River…

Accommodation

Our accommodation will be at the Whitchester Christian Guest House with a choice of single, double and twin-bedded rooms. All meals will be provided, often with produce from the grounds. Most days we will take a packed lunch. …

Getting there

Parking is available at the Guest House. A bus runs every hour between Carlisle and Edinburgh and there is a bus stop within a quarter of a mile of the house (Martin’s Bridge is the name of the stop). …

Contact

Rosemary Clarke (+44 (0)1624 843 262) and Paddy Allen

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