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"Thirty-one years a-travelling."

"Thirty-one years a-travelling."

Saturday 15th February 2020
David Gleed

Saturday June 17th 1989 and a small group of pilgrims gather at a remote moorland chapel on the fringe of the Snowdon mountains. A little over a year from its founding the first Pilgrim Adventure pilgrims were about to set off along the pilgrim's way...

Since then we have travelled to many of the most remote and seemingly inaccessible places of pilgrimage in the British Isles; shuddered and laughed together at some of the predicaments encountered along the way; and known the delight of discovering places where for centuries people have felt especially close to God - sacred places, places of pilgrimage.

Along the way we changed the name from Pilgrim Adventure to Journeying and evolved a youth wing - Y journey.

But our roots and raison d'ĂȘtre remain the same; travelling in a spirit of pilgrimage our purpose is to provide inspiring holidays that enable people to venture out, leave the every-day and connect with God in creation, in each other and in ourselves.

There is an underlying Celtic spirituality threaded through all that we do - the worship and rhythm of the day, creating community and hospitality and seeing God in all things.

Ours is a spirituality fed by the outdoors; by hills, mountains and walking.

Holidays may be on a shared-cater basis using our own house, or perhaps in a small hotel or retreat house where catering is provided. Our groups are informal and always small, perhaps twelve, including two leaders.

We tailor each trip using the best of our wide experience to create a time away that, we believe, is unique.

Even though we are a Christian organisation (and perhaps because of it too) we welcome people of all traditions, of other faiths and none.

People come back to Journeying year after year, and on most trips, there will be a mix of 'old hands' and new. We do hope you will be among them...

Photographs:
In the Lake District, 1991.
Boat to the Island, 2019