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Pilgrimage on Foot from Ammerdown to Wells Cathedral

Starts at 8am in Ammerdown chapel. Return to Ammerdown about 6.30pm.

People have been walking to holy places since prehistoric times. Such places provide a focus, a centre for our faith. Our proximity to Wells Cathedral, which has been a centre for Christianity for more than 1300 years, draws us from Ammerdown for our pre-Easter pilgrimage this year.

A pilgrimage gives us a chance to share experiences with others and also time for reflection – on our own journey in life as well as on the land and the environment we pass through. Once we have reached our destination through our own physical effort, we are then able to celebrate together our presence in that holy place.

The Ammerdown pilgrimage passes along some of Somerset’s beautiful valleys and then follows a portion of the old Roman road, the Fosse Way, as we climb up into the Mendip hills with their far reaching views. We finally descend to Wells in time for evensong in the cathedral at 5.15pm.

We will pass ancient churches, medieval milestones, caves and old water mills, and walk through nature reserves with the chance of seeing a buzzard or two.

This is a wonderfully varied full day’s walk of about 17 miles which does require a good level of fitness. It is muddy and steep in places. The day begins at 8am with a short service in Ammerdown chapel to set the pilgrimage on its way.

A simple lunch and transport back to Ammerdown after evensong is included so bookings need to be received by 21 March.

Please bring waterproofs, water bottle and spare socks. Walking boots are strongly recommended.

Led by: Mark Scholefield

Starts at 8am in Ammerdown chapel. Return to Ammerdown about 6.30pm.

People have been walking to holy places since prehistoric times. Such places provide a focus, a centre for our faith. Our proximity to Wells Cathedral, which has been a centre for Christianity for more than 1300 years, draws us from Ammerdown for our pre-Easter pilgrimage this year.

A pilgrimage gives us a chance to share experiences with others and also time for reflection – on our own journey in life as well as on the land and the environment we pass through. Once we have reached our destination through our own physical effort, we are then able to celebrate together our presence in that holy place.

The Ammerdown pilgrimage passes along some of Somerset’s beautiful valleys and then follows a portion of the old Roman road, the Fosse Way, as we climb up into the Mendip hills with their far reaching views. We finally descend to Wells in time for evensong in the cathedral at 5.15pm.

We will pass ancient churches, medieval milestones, caves and old water mills, and walk through nature reserves with the chance of seeing a buzzard or two.

This is a wonderfully varied full day’s walk of about 17 miles which does require a good level of fitness. It is muddy and steep in places. The day begins at 8am with a short service in Ammerdown chapel to set the pilgrimage on its way.

A simple lunch and transport back to Ammerdown after evensong is included so bookings need to be received by 21 March.

Please bring waterproofs, water bottle and spare socks. Walking boots are strongly recommended.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.