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The Society of Rebellious Pilgrims

We have two walks this year in Visit Hull and East Yorkshire’s Autumn Festival of Events and Walks. The two walks are :-

  1. Thursday 12th September – The original Pilgrimage of Grace route from Warter to Pocklington. We will follow the route that potential rebellious pilgrims took to join the mustering point at Pocklington. The route starts at the Wolds Heritage Centre (the site of the original Warter Priory) it then takes us to Nunburnholme for a first stop at the church where we will have refreshments. From there we go on to Kilnwick Percy, the site of the Tudor hall which in 1536 was the home of Henry VIII’s ‘Groom of the Stool’. The walk finishes in the historic market town of Pocklington.

Start time: 10:30am, please muster outside the former Railway Station in Pocklington (car parking probably best behind the station). VHEY have provided a coach to take us all up to Warter and the actual start point of the walk. We should have a few minutes to look round the Heritage Centre in Warter.

Distance: 8.5 miles, one lengthy but steady climb towards the top of Kilnwick Hill.

Cost : Free but an optional £3 payable on the day to help with the sustainability of the project.

Booking essential with John Brown at john@jrkbrown.plus.com or telephone 01759302715.

Children over 12 welcome if they are used to walking. No dogs please and walking shoes or boots recommended.

  1. Sunday 15th September – A circular walk based on Nunburnholme and extending to Londesborough. This walk includes some stunning views across Yorkshire. Join us and learn about the site of the female Priory at Nunburnholme founded in 1180 and noted as being the poorest house in Yorkshire at the dissolution. It was one of the first to be closed in August 1536 as well as being the first to be reinstated by the rebels in October of that year. The route includes a steep climb up from Nunburnholme to the wold top and then on to Londesborough. The extension to Londesborough involves some road walking, we have no way of avoiding this but it is still worth doing because of the interest in Londesborough as part of the pre- Pilgrimage story. Whilst in Londesborough we will learn about William Thwaites who in 1535 prophesied that Henry VIII would be ousted from the throne. The walk will finish at Nunburnholme Church with its lengthy history and special relics where tea and refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 10:30 am from the information board on Nunburnholme village green. Parking in the village near to the green.

Distance : 7.5 miles with 1 steep climb

Cost: Free but an optional £3 payable on the day to help with the sustainability of the project.

Booking essential with John Brown at john@jrkbrown.plus.com or telephone 01759302715.

Children over 12 welcome if they are used to walking. No dogs please and walking shoes or boots recommended.

 

We have a third walk that is not part of the VHEY festival. This is based on Aughton church.

Sunday 6th October – This is a special extra walk to support the repairs of Aughton church and is also takes us over the original Aske estate. This is a circular route from Aughton to Ellerton with a look into the former church with its spectacular east window then on to Bubwith where the church contains part of the armour and the sword which belonged to one of the leading members of the Pilgrimage. From Bubwith we return to Aughton church, with a route adjacent to the Derwent valley with its SSI’s, where we expect tea and refreshments will be available. Contributions to the church repair fund will be very welcome.

Start time: 10:30am, meet at the entrance to the site of Aughton Church. Parking available along the main street in the village.

Distance: 8.6 miles all level walking but if recent rain then likely to be muddy.

Cost: Free but an optional £3 payable on the day to help with the sustainability of the project and donations for the church welcome.

Booking essential with John Brown at john@jrkbrown.plus.com or telephone 01759302715. Only 20 places available!