Journeys 2019

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. We grade each type of walk by length and terrain covered so you can choose the right holiday to suit you. To find out more go to the Walk Grading page.

Spring on Gower

South Wales

Date

Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May

Nights

3

Cost

£380 for single occupancy, discounted to £340 for a shared room when booked with a friend or partner. Please note on the booking form the name of the person you will be sharing with.

Description

A place of wild moors, magnificent coastline and breath-taking views, the Gower peninsula is also a sacred place, a thin place where heaven and earth seem close. It was here that the Celtic saints of old found sanctuary; St Teilo,…

Walks and Excursions

Gower offers a number of superb walk possibilities. During our stay we’ll enjoy two longer walks of about seven miles each, to include Oxwich Bay, Three Cliffs Bay and Rhossili Bay. We also plan two shorter evening strolls; to the…

Accommodation

We have three nights at spacious Nicholaston House, standing in its own grounds overlooking Oxwich Bay. Accommodation is in single, twin and double rooms, all en-suite and with tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is self-service. We have a packed…

Getting there

Please arrive at Nicholaston House from 3 p.m. Car parking is available. We can pick up from Swansea Railway Station during the afternoon, if preferred.

Contact

David Gleed (0789 628 5839 davidgleed2@gmail.com) and Huw Riden.

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White Peak Wandering, Derbyshire-Staffordshire

Derbyshire-Staffordshire border, England

Date

Monday 10th - Friday 14th June

Nights

4

Cost

£500 for single occupancy, discounted to £380 per person in a shared (twin) room when booked with a friend or partner. Please note on the booking form the name of the person with whom you will be sharing.

Description

We shall be staying in a converted mill in the Dane Valley, in the rugged White Peak area on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire borders, not far from the mysterious rock cleft known as Ludd’s Church. The valley is wooded; the peaks…

Walks and Excursions

The Dane Valley, and the ridge above, called the Roaches, make interesting contrasts, and are criss-crossed by paths. When we pass through Ludd’s Church, we shall look out for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Lollards, and Ned…

Accommodation

We have 4 nights, fully catered, at Gradbach Mill, which has been converted into high quality, modern accommodation. All the rooms are en suite and may be booked as single or twin occupancy. Evening meal, breakfast, and packed lunches are included.

Getting there

Gradbach Mill is well off the beaten track, accessed by narrow lanes from the A53 Leek to Buxton road. If coming by car, please arrive by 4pm. Alternatively, transport will be provided from Stoke-on-Trent railway station, which is…

Contact

Steve Evemy (02380 332940 steveevemy@gmail.com) and possibly another depending on numbers.

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Lindisfarne - A Place to Be

Northumberland, England

Date

Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th June

Nights

7

Cost

£750 for single occupancy, discounted to £550 each for a shared room, when booked together with a friend or partner. Please note on the booking form the name of the person you will be sharing with.

Description

Lindisfarne or Holy Island just off the coast of Northumberland is an island at high tide but linked to the mainland by causeway at low tide. Thousands of Pilgrims, over the years, have walked across the sands to visit…

Walks and Excursions

We will walk the Pilgrim’s Way from the mainland to the island, explore the sand-dunes, coast, heartland and farmlands of the island at a relaxed pace. There are no hills on Holy Island, all walks will be rated short in…

Accommodation

We will be staying in 3 linked eighteenth century picturesque Cottages; Farne View House, Farne Court Cottage, Farne View Cottage in the heart of the village on Holy Island. We can enjoy wonderful views of Lindisfarne Castle from the main…

Getting there

Lifts can be arranged from Berwick upon Tweed train station up to 4pm. Access to and from the island is limited by the incoming tides. You MUST arrive on Holy Island before 5pm or wait until after 10.30pm Departure before…

Contact

Sue Degnan (01422 386998 / 07443452381 degnan558@btinternet.com) and Marion Clutterbuck. We will be accompanied by Sue’s dog, Banjo, a friendly Labradoodle.

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Sacred Spaces of Pen Llŷn

Gwynedd - North West Wales

Date

Monday 8th – Friday 12th July

Nights

4

Cost

£530 for single occupancy, discounted to £495 for a shared room when booked with a friend or partner. Please note on the booking form the name of the person you will be sharing with.

Description

Throughout human history ‘Sacred Spaces’ have been created or searched for, to nurture the spiritual aspect of our humanity. Here on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales the evidence of those ongoing processes of spirituality, can be seen in the…

Walks and Excursions

From our base at Criccieth we shall use a minibus to explore the following sites: St Beunos Abbey Church and Well… The medieval abbey 1290 is mentioned in the legends of the Kingdoms of Wales. St Cybi’s Well… A place of…

Accommodation

Four nights at the Nanhoron Arms Hotel, Nefyn: Includes cooked breakfast, dinner and fresh packed lunches made to order. Superb location just three minutes walk from the beach with a garden bar and international restaurant. "Very Good" reviews on www.bookings.com.…

Getting there

By train: On Monday 8th, Bangor Railway Station, pick up in the minibus at 1:30pm. By car: Meet at Clynnog Fawr Abbey 2.30pm, before travelling on to Criccieth, in time for dinner. Return to Bangor Railway Station on Friday by 1pm.

Contact

Phil Craine (01624 675925 / 07624 437248 philcraine44@gmail.com) and Susan Fogarty

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Way of St David Pilgrimage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pembrokeshire - South West Wales

Date

Saturday 13th – Friday 19th July

Nights

6

Cost

£590 for single occupancy, discounted to £490 per person in a shared (double) room. Please note on the booking form the name of the person with whom you will be sharing.

Description

In medieval times the pilgrimage route to St Davids was as important a destination as the Camino in Spain. Indeed, in 1123 the Pope declared that two pilgrimages to St Davids were the equivalent of one to Rome and three…

Walks and Excursions

For five consecutive days we will walk around 20km (14 miles) on what Lonely Planet describes as the finest coast path in the world. Day one takes us from Llangwm to Gelliswick. Day two is from Gelliswick to St Anne’s…

Accommodation

Although we will be going on five sequential linear walks, we'll be staying at a single location in a cozy self-catering cottage in the former fishing village of Llangwm. This enables us all to stay in one house together and…

Getting there

Please arrive during the afternoon of 13th July in time for a walk around the beautiful former fishing village of Llangwm at 4pm. For people arriving by train the nearest station is Haverfordwest, the county town of Pembrokeshire. We’ll be…

Contact

Iain Tweedale (07904 042976 tweedale.iain@gmail.com)

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An Island Idyll: Cumbrae, Bute and Arran

West Scotland

Date

Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th July

Nights

5

Cost

£600 for single occupancy, discounted to £540 for a shared (twin) room when booked with a friend or partner. Please note on the booking form the name of the person you will be sharing with.

Description

The Isle of Cumbrae, also known as Great Cumbrae, lies on the Ayrshire coast and is roughly four miles long and two miles wide. Just a short ferry trip from Largs, Cumbrae is regarded as Scotland’s most accessible island. The…

Walks and Excursions

Scottish weather has a mind of its own and our excursions will be adapted to the conditions. Even though we are in high summer, it is wise to bring, along with light summer clothes, some very waterproof outerwear, a couple…

Accommodation

5 Nights in the College of the Holy Spirit, built originally as a seminary for the training of Episcopal priests, now providing simple, homely twin and single rooms, a number en suite, 2 sitting rooms and a library for our…

Getting there

Train, bus or car to Largs (via Glasgow). Ferry close to the station, leaves every 20 minutes, and takes 10 minutes for the crossing. 20 minutes’ walk to the College but we can collect you from the ferry if you…

Contact

Paddy Allen (01369 705458 / 07810746121 paddyallen27@gmail.com) and Rosemary Clarke

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Exploring West Cornwall

South West England

Date

Monday 9th - Saturday 14th September

Nights

5

Cost

£495

Description

Come and enjoy the beauty of West Cornwall with its wonderful coastline, picturesque harbours, golden beaches and quaint seaside villages. Follow in the footsteps of the Celtic Saints of old.

Walks and Excursions

We’ll walk the South West Coast path from St Agnes to Perranporth, thence onto St Pirans Oratory, now re-excavated from among the sand dunes of Penhale beach and a little further inland, the Church of St Piran, now also excavated.…

Accommodation

Five nights staying at Epiphany Retreat House, Truro, a haven of peace in the very heart of Cornwall; in single rooms (shared facilities) Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal and packed lunches are included. This beautiful Grade II listed building formally…

Getting there

Regular trains and coaches operate to Truro from all parts of the UK. We shall meet at Epiphany House at 5pm.

Contact

Robin Westwood (07443 493943 rawestwood@sky.com) and Steve Evemy

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Rievaulx Abbey and the North York Moors

Yorkshire, England

Date

Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th October

Nights

3

Cost

£540 for single occupancy, discounted to £475 each for a shared room, when booked together with a friend or partner.

Description

On this short break, we will enjoy the glories of autumn in the wooded landscape surrounding the medieval ruins of Rievaulx, one of the great Cistercian Abbeys. In our meditation times we will reflect on monastic ideals, with the aid…

Walks and Excursions

We visit the Walled Garden, nestling in the shadows of Helmsley Castle. We will do two walks. One along the Cleveland Way to Rievaulx Abbey, enjoying the spectacular autumn colours of the surrounding woodland and views of the Ryeldale valley. One…

Accommodation

We will be staying in a traditional coaching inn on the market square in Helmsley, there are bars with log fires, selling real ales and fine wines. All bedrooms are ensuite. We will have half board, with 3 course evening…

Getting there

We will meet at York station at lunchtime and travel to Helmsley by minibus, alternatively there is parking both at the hotel and in the market square in Helmsley.

Contact

Sue Degnan (01422 386998 / 07443452381 degnan558@btinternet.com) We will be accompanied by Sue’s dog, Banjo, a friendly Labradoodle.

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